Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Gleaning America's Fields ~ Feeding America's Hungry
Karin Page, Gleaning Coordinator, SoSA West
EndHunger.org/sosawest ~ GleanKC@EndHunger.org
We need volunteers for a GLEANING this Friday, March 23rd.
9:30a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Red Ridge Farm, 978 NW 1101 Road, Odessa, MO
Spinach, lettuce, and greens
DETAILS & DIRECTIONS:
Wear close-toed shoes and layers. It could be 30 degrees warmer in the hoophouse and you’ll be comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt.
Bring gloves and scissors if your have them, and a water bottle.
Map with directions: http://g.co/maps/sn8nw FYI: MO 131 South doesn’t have numbered streets until after you cross into Lafayette County, and you’ll turn left very shortly after that onto a gravel road (1000 Road). This road will dead end and you will turn right onto 1101 Road. The farm is the second set of buildings. Park in the driveway to the house by my blue Toyota Yaris.
Please fill out the gleaning sign-up sheet (attached) and bring it with you.
If you can transport some of the produce to a local food pantry, please let me know.
We will need 8 people for this gleaning and have the following jobs available: picking the greens, weighing produce, putting it in bags and labeling the bags, transporting them in wagons to our vehicles.
Please CALL Karin Page @ SoSA West, 816-921-0856 or 816-985-8155 (c ) if you can attend OR reply to this e-mail.
Thanks and I hope to see you soon!
Society of St. Andrew
Gleaning America's Fields
Feeding America's Hungry
PO Box 300323
Kansas City, MO 64130
The Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that rescues 25-30 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.
More information about the Society of St. Andrew and its hunger-relief programs - Gleaning Network, Potato & Produce Project, Harvest of Hope and Hunger Relief Advocate Initiative - is available online at EndHunger.org.