During the growing season, more than 20 local gardeners plant and tend to their plots through the community garden project. IN 2017, we are excited to provide large plots for six refugee families from Nepal. In addition, one plot has been designated a “distribution garden” and is being tended by parishioners. All food from this garden will be distributed in partnership with the Greater Lansing Food Bank. 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 turkeys and hams, organize and help distribute.