As always, we remain mindful of the abundant blessings of our Lord. We are grateful when He chooses to use us.
Our “Helping Other People Eat” HOPE Garden is a way for the members of Faith Church to use the land around the Church to grow vegetables for those in need. The lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and other vegetables we grow go directly to feed the needy. Produce has been donated to the Christian Caring Center, My Brother’s Keeper, UrbanPromise, New Visions, St. Vincent de Paul, Medford Lions Club and Migrant Worker Outreach. These organizations run active programs to help feed the needy of Burlington and Camden counties. Some produce is also dedicated to help individuals within our church family or our immediate community. Students from Memorial School and children from our Small World Nursery are participating in this community mission with us.
We welcome participation from anyone living in the Medford area who wishes to help raise organically grown foods for those in need. If you would like to lend a hand, learn more about gardening, teach children where their food comes from or just help water to make the plants grow – please contact the church office (609-654-5148).
We also encourage area churches, civic groups, schools, retirement communities, garden clubs and others to join us by helping to raise vegetables on their own property. By combining many individual contributions, our community has a great opportunity to invest in kindness to our neighbors in need, to each other and to our environment. We call this expanded vision "EDIBLE MEDFORD."
Please view pictures and more about all of our missions on our Facebook page. We post information on current tallies of produce donated to various organizations and families in need, new additions to the garden, what's growing well, what we're having trouble with and of course an occasional picture of some pesky bugs.