Karin Page explains how SoSA provides
food assistance to local pantries
through farm field gleaning. From the
"Community Organization Spotlight"
segment on KKFI 90.1 FM's EcoRadio KC
weekly radio show.
Assessing Key Stakeholder Perceptions of
the Society of St. Andrewâ€™s Western
project was conducted by Dr.
Edward Scanlon of the University of
Kansas School of Social Welfare, as part
of a grant from the Health Care
Foundation of Greater Kansas City.
Kansas, Missouri, and all states
west of the Mississippi
Listen to SoSA West Director
Lisa Ousley on KC Cares, 3/4/13,
Andrew Western Regional Office
is in Kansas City, Missouri.
We're a faith-based, hunger-relief, nonprofit dedicated to fighting hunger with fresh produce in states west of the Mississippi River. Our mission is simple: we get produce that might be wasted to people who might otherwise go hungry.
Since our doors opened in May 2008, we've been
developing partners in our fight against hunger. We partner with farmers, growers, and other produce handlers to get graded-out and excess produce. We partner with churches, civic organizations, and corporations to engage teams of volunteers in gleaning; to gather fresh fruits and vegetables left behind in fields and orchards after harvest. We partner with food banks and feeding agencies across the west to get this healthy, nutritious food to people in need. And we partner with churches, individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations to support our work financially.
Hunger is on the rise in our country. According to the USDA,
more than 40 million Americans face food insecurity each year, meaning that there are times these people may not know where or when they will eat their next meal.
Thank you for your support at
Chipotle on March 13
SoSA West and
Chipotle Mexican Restaurant
partnered on March 13 to feed people-in-need with fresh, nutritious
For every dollar spent by
supporters from 11am-4pm, SoSA
received 50 cents.
SoSA West receive $985 to
distribute healthy food to those
who need it most - enough for
almost 50 thousand servings of
fruits and vegetables!
The lines were out the door when
the promotion began at 11am.
Supporters ordered up their
lunches took them back to their
offices, or sat down for lunch
in the restaurant. Either way,
SoSA received half the proceeds
and will use that money to
distribute fresh food to hungry
people this year.