Join us before Easter Sunday worship for an Egg Hunt! Each year we invite the children who participate in the hunt to decide where our special collection will go. This year we are considering Heifer International, Chappell Elementary Garden Project or The Free Little Pantry. Join us!
The Little Free Pantry
The Little Free Pantry is a grassroots, “neighbors helping neighbors” solution to immediate and local need. Little pantries are stocked with non-perishable food items and can be refilled by anyone. In high poverty areas, the LFP is most often for those who are not easily able to meet everyday food and personal needs. In middle class neighborhoods, the LFP might stock after-school snacks for neighborhood kids.
Chappell Elementary School Garden Fund
This edible garden would have a staff member on site once a week to provide education to teachers and students. Parents and community members would help take care of the garden during the weekends and summer. The vegetables from the garden would be incorporated into student lunches. This garden will impact the entire student body (there are about 600 kids) this year and for years to come.
Heifer believes that the collective power of economic development, food security and nutrition, and environmental sustainability can empower small-scale farmers on the path to living incomes. When those components are multiplied by the positive impacts of gender equality and social capital, communities achieve greater resilience and a sustainable reduction in hunger and poverty.