The local church is God's plan to bring His love to the world. We take that very seriously. So seriously, that, missions isn't one of the things we do. It is the thing we do. Lumber City Church exists to serve and empower people in poverty in our city, region and across the globe.
Were you aware that North Tonawanda has a community vegetable garden?
The Imagine Community Garden on Summer Street is not just a place to grow vegetables, it’s a beautiful, peaceful space that helps feed our community. It’s a place to make friends and provides an opportunity to live out the dream of what it really looks like to love our neighbor.
The Sommer Street garden in North Tonawanda is a place where folks from our community who don’t have room for a vegetable garden can come together, and not only have a garden of their own, but also work together with other gardeners to provide fresh vegetables to low income families right here in our city through a program called “first fruits” where vegetables from a common garden pod are delivered to the food pantry and 10% of all the yield are delivered to low income families that sign up at the garden!
And, all of this is at no cost to anyone in our community!
Lumber City Church partners with imagine community gardens to take care of all of the expenses for the garden. All the maintenance is taken care of, and gardeners are able to take home lots of highly nutritious vegetables for their own tables.
All it takes is a few hours, a few times each week.
There are also lots of special events throughout the season that are open to the community, like; kids flower day, meet a chef day and pumpkin day.
For more information on how you can join the mission, through a garden pod of your own or about the first fruits program, email email@example.com
We are expecting the garden to grow more each year. Not just with vegetables, but in love for our beloved community of North Tonawanda.
Imagine Community Gardens is a regional organization. The garden on Sommer Street is just one of many across Western New York that churches are using to connect with and feed their communities.