Gleaning America's Fields ~ Feeding America's Hungry

 

 

Cukes for the hungry at 2012 United Methodist General Conference

41,000 pound Cucumber Drop in front of the Tampa Convention Center, 6-10am, May 1

 

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The Rev. Adam Hamilton (left), a pastor from Kansas, and Karen Greenwaldt, general secretary of the denomination's Board of Discipleship, sort and repackage cucumbers at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida. The cucumbers have been gleaned and will be distributed to local food programs by the Society of Saint Andrew.

 

A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Bishop Hope Morgan Ward (right) takes part in a May 1"Produce Drop," sponsored by the Society of St. Andrew, in front of the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center, site of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference. Volunteers bagged some 40,000 pounds of cucumbers, which will be distributed to local feeding agencies across Central Florida.

 

A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Delegates and visitors at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida, sort and repackage cucumbers that have been gleaned and will be distributed to local food programs by the Society of Saint Andrew.

 

A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Delegates and visitors at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida, sort and repackage cucumbers that have been gleaned and will be distributed to local food programs by the Society of Saint Andrew.

 

A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Delegates and visitors at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla., spent part of May 1 sorting and repackaging cucumbers that have been gleaned and will be distributed to local food ministries by the Society of St. Andrew. Adding a bag to the growing pile is Leo Limona from Village Chapel United Methodist Church in Asheville, Ohio.

 

A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

18-year-old Ana Zele, a sophomore at Florida Southern University and a member of First United Methodist Church of Bradenton (Fla.), repackages cucumbers that have been gleaned and will be distributed to local food ministries by the Society of St. Andrew. The May 1 "Produce Drop" took place outside the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla.

A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

 
 

 
 

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