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NC Yam Jam

  • When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - All Day Event
  • Location: Wake and Surrounding Counties
  • Cost: Free

Yam Jam will take place to glean sweet potatoes at area farms. These family-friendly activities provide sweet potato to dozens of food pantries throughout central North Carolina. Yam Jam is the Society of St. Andrew annual sweet potato gleaning, spanning 6 weekends in September and October. Last year, over 800 volunteers gleaned more than 90,000 pounds of sweet potatoes across Central North Carolina!

We glean and harvest sweet potatoes that would be left field without the help of generous volunteers like you! Every sweet potato we pick goes directly to local feeding agencies to be given away to neighbors who need it. If you are interested in helping us distribute sweet potatoes during Yam Jam, please indicate that on your registration. This year, we are hoping to glean more than ever to provide for our neighbors in need.

Once you register, watch for two emails: one with general information on the Tuesday before your Saturday gleaning, and another on Friday before your gleaning with the exact location of the field. We will not know the exact field locations until the week of each event!

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