"Parish gardens provide fresh produce to pantries during pandemic"
We're not alone in our efforts at Saint Stephen to use church property and/or labor to grow food for donation to neighbors in need via local food pantries. This article by Chicago Catholic (Newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago) takes a look at a couple of area congregations engaged also in this vital social ministry: https://www.chicagocatholic.com/chicagoland/-/article/2020/06/03/parish-gardens-provide-fresh-produce-to-pantries-during-pandem-1
If you would like to participate in the Saint Stephen garden ministry, please contact either Mary Geier, Melanie Fuhrmann, Ardie Lange, Gloria Stevens, and of course Pastor Rebecca. There are many opportunities for "drive-by", social-distance-friendly help!