National Site: Society of St. Andrew FL

Background

Volunteer Relations

SoSA FL offers suggestions for how to recruit, manage, and appreciate volunteers.

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Donor Relations

How to maintain relationships with grower donors.

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Produce Recovery

Gardens

What to do if there's nothing to glean but lots of volunteers!

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U-Pick Gleaning

Check out the benefits of U-Pick Gleaning

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Row Crops

Check out SoSA FL's best practices for row crop gleans.

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Recruiting Emergency Food Provider Partners

Tips on what information you need from food pantries and community agencies as you partner with them to distribute your gleaned produce.

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Since 1995, the Society of St. Andrew has operated a statewide, volunteer-driven Gleaning Network in Florida that coordinates with local farmers, thousands of volunteers, and food providing agencies. The Florida Gleaning Network is going strong, providing millions of pounds of fresh produce for the hungry each year. Though an agriculturally diverse state, citrus has been a top yielding produce in Florida; with four citrus drives per year, Florida gleaners save and distribute over a half million pounds of sweet oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and lemons. In addition to citrus, the Florida office salvages everything from onions and white potatoes to strawberries, cabbage, cucumbers, squash, and that ever so famous Zellwood sweet corn.

The Florida office is located in Central Florida (Orlando) and oversees all projects and events for the state. The state office team holds two full-time employees: a Regional Director currently for Florida and Georgia, and a Program Coordinator, along with a Harvest Against Hunger  Americorps VISTA. The state is sectioned off into North, South, East, West, Central, and Panhandle. Each area holds a satellite gleaning coordinator position who works part time to carry out gleans in the area.