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One in every seven households in the United States experienced food insecurity last year, according to the USDA. While food banks and pantries serve as an important safety net, the majority of food they provide is highly-processed and full of excess fats, salts, and sugars. These food banks are hungry for fresh, nutritious, wholesome produce. Churches across the country are beginning to respond to this need by planting vegetable gardens and donating the produce to their local food banks.
Join us on Wednesday, Oct 17th at 1:00pm EST to learn how your church can have a real impact on your community through a food bank garden. Our keynote presenter is Gary Oppenheimer, founder of AmpleHarvest.org, an organization that bridges the gap between backyard gardeners and local food banks. Also joining us are members of congregations involved in gardening and food bank projects.
(Opening Prayer) Pastor Jeff Wild, Advent Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin
Gary Oppenheimer, founder and CEO of AmpleHarvest.org
Kathy Kelly-Long, Food Pantry Manager at Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Ohio
Nathan Hosler, Church of the Brethren Advocacy Officer
Please register early, as space is limited, and share this opportunity with friends!
This webinar is made possible by a generous grant from the ELCA World Hunger program.
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