Outreach

Shepherd Farm

Shepherd Farm is a community outreach project of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Its purpose is to establish and maintain a vegetable and herb garden to help feed the hungry. We welcome visitors and volunteers. If you want to pitch in or get an orientation to the garden, we have garden team members on hand every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and most Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

We will need many hearts and hands to make this outreach project a success. If you are interested in helping, please consider:
* Starting seeds at home for transplanting to the garden
* Planting, mulching, watering, and weeding
* Gathering, cleaning, and delivering the harvest
* Donating gently used garden tools and supplies
* Grant writing and fundraising
* Coordinating volunteer tasks

Please let Tawnya Kresse, Lori Fisher, or Lesley McIntire know how you would like to get involved. You can also send the team an email if you have questions, ideas, or comments to: shepherdsfarm2014@gmail.com

Golden and red cherry tomatoes
Golden and red cherry tomatoes

 

Green beans!
Green beans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Pantry

In addition to fresh produce from our Shepherd Farm, we collect canned and dry goods every Sunday. These are delivered once a month to the Circle of Concern Food Pantry in Valley Park. The food pantry is Circle’s core service, feeding approximately 600 families – close to 2,000 people – each month. 

Peace Meal

peace-mealThe Peace Meal is a free weekly meal hosted by St. John’s, Tower Grove that takes place every Saturday (no matter what) between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Good Shepherd participates very often through donations of produce from our garden, and then 2-3 times a year we ask for volunteers who cook, prepare the meal, serve and then eat with whomever comes from the community.

Nicaragua

For some years now, Good Shepherd has fostered a commitment to Nicaragua where we have come to support a school and share growing relationships with a small community. Questions about our involvement, our pilgrimages, and the ways we help all throughout the year, can be directed to Barry Schenck, office@goodshepherdec.org.

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