We learned some pretty startling statistics which pricked my heart and convicted me quite a bit.
"More than one in five children is at risk of hunger. Among African-Americans and Latinos, nearly one in three children is at risk of hunger.
In the United States, according to the USDA, 27 percent of all the food produced each year is lost at the retail, consumer, and food service levels. That turns out to be about nearly 1.5 tons of food per year for every man, woman, and child in the United States who faces hunger. To put it another way, in the U.S. we throw away about 263 million pounds of food a day… every single day! And much of what is wasted actually is just surplus food. It is perfectly edible. And that doesn’t even count the food left in the fields or discarded before delivery."
I began to think about all the food I wasted, and became really convicted!
SOSA exists to help bridge the gap between wasted food and hungry people. It's a no-brainer! They have individuals (like us), come and pick up what is left in the fields after major harvesting is done. This concept is detailed in the Bible in Leviticus: