Trinity Lutheran Church found a brilliant way to feed hundreds of people year-round through a process no more complicated than what your grandmother probably did in her kitchen – canning.
Credit vendors at the Nash County Farmers Market for playing a big role in the effort by donating leftover produce to a new ministry at the church called With God We Can. The ministry is a great example of the good people can do when they come together and look for ways to help.
As the church explained in a contributed story that ran in Sunday’s edition of the Rocky Mount Telegram, Trinity’s Vision for Ministry team learned that fresh fruits and vegetables were a welcome, nutritious commodity at the United Ministries soup kitchen. But produce has a shelf life. In colder months, it hasn’t been nearly as plentiful at the Rocky Mount shelter.
That’s how With God We Can began.
Nearly 30 members of Trinity Lutheran Church’s congregation took a course taught by the Nash County Agricultural Extension office to learn how to safely can fruits and vegetables.
Thanks to generous donations of leftover produce from vendors at the Nash County Farmers Market, the church’s ministry team has put up 540 pounds of fruits and vegetables for the United Community Ministries soup kitchen.
Farmers, vendors, church members and United Community Ministries staff and volunteers formed a team to feed the neediest folks in our community.
Congratulations to all on a job well done!