October 22, 2013 12:00 AM

The glory of gleaning: Volunteers fight hunger by harvesting food that otherwise would go to waste

The practice of culling fields for leftovers goes back to biblical times, but it has come back into vogue in the last decade or so. The Society of St. Andrew organizes efforts across the nation. This year, the society hopes to get a thousand volunteers to glean 1 million pounds of squash during a four-day event at a pumpkin patch in Liberty.

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