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Cooperative Ministries Embark on Bold, New Project
At the May 25th Methodists United Together Team planning meeting, of the Allegheny Valley Cooperative Ministries decided to take a leap of faith by organizing a new initiative: The Garden Gleaning Project.
What is garden gleaning? Gleaning is the salvaging of perishable food that would otherwise be dumped into landfills or left in a farmer's fields to rot. In an urban setting, it has more to do with harvesting vegetable gardens and fruit trees for their produce. With the recent boom in backyard agriculture, many homeowners find themselves overwhelmed with fruits or vegetables.
Is it Biblical? Yes! Based on Old Testament Scripture, gleaning is a commandment from God as a method to feed the poor, widows and orphans. (See Deuteronomy 24:19 and The Book of Ruth.) The Bible makes clear that it is God's desire that no one goes hungry.
Who will benefit from the Garden Gleaning Project? This year, clients of Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank (Natrona Heights) and the Lower Valley Community Food Bank. (Springdale.)
What else? It's green, that is, environmentally friendly. Donations are tax-deductible. Its cost effective. Most importantly, it helps us love our neighbors!
How May I Help the Garden Gleaning Project?
Pledge to plant an extra plant and donate its produce.
Make a tax-deductible donation of vegetables or fruit from your garden.
Make a tax-deductible donation via a check payable to: "Methodists United
Together Team" Note Garden Gleaning Project" on the check memo line.
Pray for those who do not have sufficient food.
Donate supplies (boxes, plastic bags, totes, vegetable brushes, stamps, etc.)
Help harvest produce from a garden and/or pick up donated produce.
Help clean and sort produce and/or deliver produce to the Food Banks.
Please call Patti Boring at Springdale UMC 724.274.5554 or e-mail
email@example.com for additional information. Return checks to
M.U.T.T. c/o Springdale UMC, 739 Pittsburgh St., Springdale, PA 15144-1533.