Society of St. Andrew plans reception at new location

10/11/2008

This has been a year of change for the Mississippi office of the Society of St. Andrew.

The hunger-fighting organization invites friends and supports to help celebrate one of those changes with a welcoming reception at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church in Jackson. SoSA moved its offices from Wood Institute in Mathiston to Broadmeadow during the summer. The reception is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Oct. 19.

 “I believe that this move will give our Mississippi office even more opportunities to grow and expand and to attract more farmers and volunteers,” said Robert Fritchey, regional director for Mississippi. “I also know that with all the foundations, church headquarters and state political offices located in Jackson, we will have the opportunity to work with these organizations at the highest level. This will give SoSA’s Mississippi office the visibility needed to gain additional funding and open doors to include SoSA in all the hunger issues in the state.”

Society of St. Andrew has been busy in Mississippi. With Gods guidance and the help of generous farmers and caring volunteers, Fritchey said, the group has been able to salvage and deliver to feeding agencies more than 2,970,000 pounds of food since it started working in Mississippi. This represents more than 8,910,000 servings of food for the hungry. More than 4,900 volunteers have worked with SoSA to move the produce to their neighbors in the past three seasons.