Poverty is connected with obesity and other health problems. Our low-income neighbors in Lenawee County often avoid purchasing healthy foods because they are more expensive than unhealthy alternatives. That’s why Neighbors of Hope provides fresh, nutritional food to those in need through Third Day Farm. Operating on property provided by local church partnerships, the farm stocks Fishes & Loaves food pantry with nutritious produce grown right here in Lenawee County.
We started small, focusing on potatoes, and are looking to grow the farm into a year-round operation with additional crops and livestock. This will mean more good work for our men and more healthy food for our community, including meat. This social enterprise serves and involves the following groups of people:
Third Day Farm provides fresh produce to Fishes & Loaves food pantry.
Whether you’re a farmer or a city dweller, you can become a Neighbor of Hope and help alleviate hunger in Lenawee County. Consider planting an extra row in your garden this growing season and donating the results to Fishes & Loaves food pantry. Even one extra plant will help. With just a little extra work, you can show Christ’s love to a family that depends on Neighbors of Hope for healthy food.