We envision engaging people of faith with root causes of violence, poverty, and malnutrition in rural communities by working collaboratively to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable food system.
We do this by:
Growing and distributing sustainably-raised vegetables through a sliding-scale Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) called HarvestShare. We harvest fruits and vegetables for 200 families each week, 8 months out of the year. HarvestShare’s vision is for everyone to pitch in what they have and to receive what they need — and for everyone to enjoy the abundance of the harvest.
Employing local high school students, including some who are completing community restitution through Volunteers for Youth, through the Open Hands paid summer internship.
Fostering community by facilitating workdays, potlucks, worship services, and celebrations.