There is an easy way for Shelby area gardeners to share their extra garden produce with their neighbors in need. The pastors of New Hope Community Church (across from the Oceana Golf Course) are trying to help people with limited resources have healthier diets by providing fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you have a garden and are blessed with an over-abundance of some of your crops, they would welcome your garden’s bounty and can distribute it to area families in need. Here’s what to do and when to do it:
1. On Sunday mornings (before church), drop off your produce with a note that says “Please share” by the doors of New Hope Community Church.
2. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, mid to late afternoon, drop off your produce and they will distribute it at their food pantry, which starts at 6 p.m.
Many of us believe in helping others; here is a tangible way to do it! (Please do not drop food at other times.)