This column shares what individuals, congregations and other organizations are doing. Just as sharing food has an act of a miracle built into it, we believe the sharing of the stories, the work and the ideas of others will help feed the multitudes in other ways. We may feature gardening, sustainability, cooking, health and wellness, food ministry, farm support, food justice issues and other topics. If you would like to see a particular work featured, we encourage you to send us your ideas. Please send to [email protected].

Pro Football Player Gives Away Pounds of Sweet Potatoes

A former professional football player who walked away from the game and a multimillion dollar salary to begin a farming endeavor to feed the hungry has gained lots of media attention. The story is quite inspirational. Jason Brown is a former standout for the St. Louis Rams where he had a contract worth $37.5 million. [...]

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Loaves and Fishes|

Deer Hunters and Landowners Team Up to Feed the Hungry

Deer season runs from early fall through early winter in many regions of the country. For many hunters, it’s not only a sport but it’s a way to enjoy local food. Backyard Bow Pro, an organization that started in North Carolina and is now in more than 20 states, encourages hunters to team with landowners [...]

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Loaves and Fishes|

Check Out These Grants for Kids Gardens

Gardening with children is fun and inspirational. The sense of wonder, the thrill of discovery and the chance to learn from nature are gifts every child should experience. Lessons abound! We love to share information about grants that are available to schools, churches and communities. Everyone loves harvesting what they grow! Photo courtesy of [...]

July 27th, 2014|Categories: Loaves and Fishes|

Grants Program Kickstarts Food Gardens

For those looking to start a food garden project to benefit a local community, a boost in the form of “seed funding” is available. Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations. Past grantees include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, [...]

July 9th, 2014|Categories: Loaves and Fishes|

Delicious & Inspiring Cheap Meals

“Good and Cheap” is a new resource that provides recipes and guidelines for those who have a tight budget. But this is food that anyone will love. The recipes make vegetables rather than meat the starring attraction. The author, Leanne Brown, designed the recipes for the budget of people on the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance [...]

June 24th, 2014|Categories: Loaves and Fishes|

PlantPure Nation: A Story of Food & Freedom

The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University touts the healing power of a whole food plant-based diet. As part of its certificate program in plant-based nutrition, it features many medical doctors who site research and provide examples of the difference a whole food plant-based diet makes. They share example after example [...]

June 13th, 2014|Categories: Loaves and Fishes, Uncategorized|

The Lord’s Acre Feeds People from All Walks of Life

Susan Sides (right), executive director of The Lord's Acre, with volunteers. Susan Sides is a patient soul. It shows in her demeanor, in her voice, in her eyes and in her smile. Perhaps the garden has taught her that. A garden, after all, offers many lessons. For Susan, gardening has been a part [...]

June 11th, 2014|Categories: Loaves and Fishes, Uncategorized|