August 20, 2016
1 in 6 Americans doesn't have adequate access to food. 1 out of every 5 children in the U.S. is at risk of hunger. For African-American and Latino children, it's 1 in 3.
Groups and individuals of all ages are invited to join together Saturday, October 8th for our 3rd annual Harvest for Hunger day of service. The aim of Harvest for Hunger is to learn how food is grown and highlight the role that we can all play in creating more just food systems. We will spend the day working at the First UMC Big Garden farm site in Springfield, NE. After gleaning the fields, participants will help prepare the produce for donation to local food pantries.
The cost to participate is $5 which includes lunch and transportation. Pre-registration is required, and the registration deadline is September 30th. Groups should bring 1 adult for every 5 youth. You do not have to be affiliated with a church or denomination to participate.
Harvest for Hunger Day of Service
Saturday, October 8th, 9am-4pm
Start and end at the Big Garden campus, 5602 Read Street, Omaha.
Contact info@BigGarden.org or Jaimee at 402.906.2714 for more information.
Note: The practice of gleaning, collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been harvested, dates back to biblical times, but gleaning also has modern applications with increasing numbers of Americans having inadequate access to healthy foods.