Our food pantry was birthed out of a crisis. Although we have been feeding people and giving away food for over 16 years. During the covid-19 crisis we began giving away record numbers of food. To our surprise we never ran out. Although we are a small pantry we make a huge impact. Food justice is an important part of community justice. We take donations form local businesses and use them to fight hunger. Help us connect with donors and with people in need.
The program is designed to educate and guide young people in making better decisions, so that they may break the cycle of poverty and lead more successful lives as adults in order to be contributing members of society. The gardening program will teach community members how to grow, harvest, prepare their own food, teach the benefits of growing food and the importance of giving back by feeding the less fortunate.
Our garden program was inspired by Mary King Ingram affectionately known as "Mrs. Kanggy". She had award winning gardens in her small town of Devereaux, Georgia. She acquired land to farm on to feed her family and her small town. She is the paternal grandmother of our founder. Following in Mrs. Kanggy's footsteps our founder was inspired to acquire blighted and abandoned property and land to establish urban gardens. We teach gardening, food preparation and life skills. We believe if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.