Within a block of our church building you’ll find some of the poorest people in our community. We regularly have people stop by and ask for groceries from our food room to help to feed their families.
A few weeks ago a couple of friends of mine, Nathan Hale and Andy Hubright, came through Childress and provided us with a little inspiration on another way to feed hungry people. These two young men were on their way to Honduras to start a HUGE gardening project that will feed the poorest of the poor in Honduras. We took their idea and ran with it, and yesterday we turned the vacant lot across the street from the church into a veggie garden. The idea is to grow produce to help feed the many hungry people of Childress.
Everybody is helping out with this … even two of our young elementary school aged girls, who had a garage sale two weeks ago and raised about $200 to help purchase the seeds for this project.
We’re not exactly sure how it’s all going to work, but I do know these two things …
- If it feeds some hungry people in our community it will be worth it.
- Potatoes go in ground this weekend.