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120,000 people fed today by produce drop

July, 2017

Delegates and visitors at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla., sort and repackage cucumbers that have been gleaned and will be distributed to local food ministries by the Society of St. Andrew. The produce drop took place on May 1. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey

A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey

Delegates and visitors at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla., sort and repackage cucumbers that have been gleaned and will be distributed to local food ministries by the Society of St. Andrew. The produce drop took place on May 1.

 

by Art McClanahan
May 1, 2012

Bins of cucumbers were dropped off in front of the Convention Center this morning. The produce drop was sponsored by the Society of St. Andrew. I had the chance to visit with Barbara Lyles who directs the Florida and Georgia gleaning network. She told me about the volunteers who were here before sunrise and how many people will be fed because of their work.