Charity Navigator, America's largest and most utilized
independent evaluator of charities, has awarded the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) the prestigious four-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that rescues 30-35 million pounds of fresh, nutritious, excess produce each year that would otherwise go to waste for various marketing reasons. This food is then distributed to critical feeding agencies across the country at no cost to the agencies or the hungry people they serve.
In September, the Mississippi region of SoSA celebrated its highest monthly volume of food recovery with 1.4 million pounds gleaned and distributed in July. This made a total of over 2 million pounds given to the hungry and needy in 2013. This amazing feat was possible with the help of farmers, volunteers and gracious donors.
Leaders of the Mississippi regions SoSA seeks opportunities to tell the story about its mission in the region. Church groups, feeding agencies or organizations that would like to volunteer at a gleaning, contact program coordinator, Jackie Usey at 769-233-0887 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.