When we began searching for gleaning legal rights and guides we found The Society of St. Andrews. We would like to thank Julie Sykes Kaylor (volunteer gleaning coordinator) for providing us with a gleaning guide, harvest times, and the United States Department of Agriculture "A Citizen's Guide to Food Recovery." We had never heard of the Emerson Act - a public law that encourages the donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. With encouragement from other organizations, we co-founded "Serving Artists."
In October, Serving Artists gleaned 800+ lbs. of potatoes. Visit the following site to see the Society of St. Andrews Potato Project: http://www.endhunger.org/potato_project.htm
Since August 2009, we have feed 50+ people throughout the community of Lancaster, Pa local produce that has been either donated or gleaned! Thank you Society of St. Andrews (SoSA) for your role in making this possible! For those of you who would like to start your own gleaning project, SoSA will advertise for you as well as supply you with everything you need to coordinate gleaning events in your community!