Greetings, 2020 was certainly a challenging year for all of us and 2021 is shaping up to be the same. The challenges we have faced have shaped us to never be the same. We are River Valley Church of the Nazarene. We are a small gathering of about 12 Jesus followers in Fort Smith, Arkansas who desire to partner with God in His redemptive work in the world. We have been praying that we will be a different church on the other side of this pandemic then we were when it started.
One of the ways we have sensed God’s leading is to start a community garden on a portion of our property to provide fresh produce for our neighbors. As a church, we have seen many of our neighbors fall into a season of food insecurity like never before. While there are several local churches and agencies hosting food pantries, fresh produce can be extremely hard to come by. That is why we are launching our “King’s Table Community Garden.”
Our vision is to grow and provide fresh produce to the most vulnerable at little to no cost. We also believe that this ministry will grow into educational opportunities to teach others backyard gardening, preserving, and cooking skills.
This project is starting from the ground up. So we are launching this Go Fund Me Charity Campaign to help us raise the needed funds to have a harvest this coming summer and fall. To grow our garden, we need fencing, irrigation, garden box materials, landscape fabric, a green house, starter soil, and seeds. Our campaign goal is $10,000.
We invite you to partner with us with any size gift. All gifts are tax deductible. It is our goal that in joining the battle to fight food insecurity that we will have the opportunity to walk alongside our neighbors, growing together as we all find a seat at the King’s Table.
Thank you for your generosity!
Grace and Peace, River Valley Church of the Nazarene