Harvest of Hope


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Contact: Scott Briggs
   The Society of St. Andrew
   3383 Sweet Hollow Road
   Big Island, VA  24526
Phone:  800.333.4597
Fax:  434.299.5949

Harvest of Hope educates participants concerning the domestic and global hunger problem; encouraging them to make lifelong commitments to being part of the solution.

Project/Focus:  Participants glean nutritious produce from farmers' fields and orchards after harvest.  This food, instead of being left behind to rot, is delivered to those in need through programs such as local food banks and soup kitchens.  Harvest of Hope is a national gleaning network.

Educational/Advocacy Components:  Participants learn about hunger through a variety of educational tools, coupled with worship.  Hunger education components of the program happen each evening in large and small groups.  Harvest of Hope educational materials on hunger in the U.S. and food waste are located at  A hunger Bible Study is located at  

Harvest of Hope regional offices are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  The national office is located in Big Island, Virginia.

Time:  Groups submit applications to attend.  Deadlines are four weeks before the event.  Weeklong camps are scheduled for senior-high groups in the summer.  Weekend camps are scheduled in the spring, summer and fall for junior-high groups, and students and young adult groups, and intergenerational groups.  Camp locations vary. 

Group Size:  Six is a good size.  Initial group registration is limited to 18 per church.  At some events, several church teams can be accommodated up to 60.  No team is too small. 

Minimum Age:  10 years

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5  If bringing a mixed gender group, must have a male and female leader.

Accommodations:  Harvest of Hope staff arranges housing for groups at church camps or college dormitories.  Housing conditions vary by location.  Some are very rustic with sleeping accommodations on floor mats. Some are more modern. 

Cost:  Weeklong camps $185 per person, includes housing, meals and programming; Fall Weekend camps $75 per person, includes housing, meals and programming.


Harvest of Hope events are arranged in   Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia.

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 Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (Johnson City)

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 Karen Frederick, Director of Volunteers
  Director of Volunteers
  4523 Bristol Highway
  Johnson City, TN 37601
  Phone: 423.854.4434
  Fax: 423.854.9771
  Web site:

The Appalachian Service Project repairs homes for the poorest families in central Appalachia with the vision that substandard housing in central Appalachia might be eradicated and everyone who who comes into contact with this ministry will be transformed.

Project/Focus: ASP is a relational ministry that repairs homes for low-income families throughout central Appalachia (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina).  The goal is to make homes 'warmer, safer and drier.'

Locations: Opportunities are available in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. NOTE: All locations are scheduled by ASP National Offices via above information.



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Contact Info

Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115