SOSA is a Christian organization that rescues commercial produce that would otherwise be thrown away, and gets it into programs that feed the hungry. The potatoes pictured above are perfectly edible, but they're not very pretty. The growers can't sell them, so they donate them to SOSA. SOSA pays for the transportation, and then volunteers do the labor. It's a beautiful system, and it helps a lot of people.
|Robin Augram and Dori Jones|
All of this has come out of the Covenant Community Garden, which has been distributing more and more food to needy persons both inside and outside the Covenant family. People from other gardens have actually been contacting US to help them distribute their food!
If you can't make it this afternoon or tomorrow, don't worry. SOSA has already lined up plenty of volunteers from other organizations. AND, you'll have another opportunity to participate in a Potato Drop at Covenant on FAITH IN ACTION SUNDAY!
In the meantime, check out these pictures ...
|Paris Eldridge, who started the Covenant Community Garden, which led to our involvement in SOSA|
|Yes, that is a sweet potato!|