National Mission Institutions

Educational Gardens Provide Much-Needed Produce for Food Pantries

The United Methodist Women-supported Big Garden in Omaha, Nebraska, has found a valuable way to serve during this health crisis.

Educational Gardens Provide Much-Needed Produce for Food Pantries
The Big Garden in Omaha, Nebraska.

One of United Methodist Women’s National Mission Institutions, The Big Garden in Omaha, Nebraska, has found a valuable way to serve during this global health crisis. Instead of letting the educational gardens they have established at schools and other agencies lie fallow, staff are now working these 30 plus gardens to provide much-needed fresh produce for the emergency food system in their community.
 
“We found the need to shift our focus,” says Nathan Morgan, executive director of The Big Garden. “The 30,000 seedlings we plant this year will now provide more than 10,000 pounds of food for our community’s homeless shelters and food pantries at this critical time.”
 
The Big Garden in Omaha is just one of United Methodist Women’s National Mission Institutions that are adapting to meet the increasing needs created by the worldwide pandemic. Join United Methodist Women throughout the country in giving now to our international and national mission partners serving those hit hardest by COVID-19.

Posted or updated: 5/4/2020 12:00:00 AM