“When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’” -Matthew 14:15-16
Jesus took the needs of hungry people seriously, and so do we. As part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, LLCM participates in hunger initiatives around the world, but we also are taking steps to address hunger right here in Lebanon.
One of the biggest challenges for people dealing with food insecurity in our community is lack of affordable access to fresh vegetables. As Lutherans, we believe we are called to take action in response to these kinds of needs. So we planted a garden. 384 square feet of fresh vegetables, open to the community. No fences, no walls. By itself, it won’t solve the problem of food insecurity in our community, but it’s a start.
Work when you can. Take what you need. Share the love.
The LLCM community garden is located at St. James Lutheran Church, 53 Chestnut Street in Lebanon.