During the growing season, more than 20 local gardeners plant and tend to their plots through the community garden project. In 2017, we were excited to provide large plots for six refugee families from Nepal. In addition, one plot was designated a “distribution garden” and was tended by parishioners. A special thanks to the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan for a grant of $1000 to support the Community Garden.
Each year, St. Michael’s provides food baskets at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas to numerous families through a coordinated effort with Christian Services. Parishioners contribute food, shop for turkey and ham, organize, and help distribute boxes and bags of food.
In 2018 we delivered 36 baskets over three holidays.