Quantcast

LOCAL PANTRIES NEED BASIC FOOD FOR WINTER - KOAM TV 7

LOCAL PANTRIES NEED BASIC FOOD FOR WINTER

Updated:
 Encourage, educate, and equip are the pillars of Joplin's watered gardens gospel rescue mission.

“We can't always be the one who has giving to the one who doesn't. But we need to realize that other people have gifts, skills, and talents. And entering into a partnership with them and exchange is very important to esteem that individual correctly,” says James Whitford, Director of Watered Gardens.

He houses forty six homeless men and women, making them earn their keep by putting them to work in their Worth-shop.

Residents make jewelry, do common handy work, and cook daily meals in their kitchen.

“It makes me feel really good. It makes me give back to the community. You know they're helping me, so I want to help them back," says Pantry Chef Randy Hahn.

Hahn graduated from culinary school, but after a rough patch he now enjoys working at the mission.

“Great and everything. You know when I was in the kitchen everybody listened to me, but this time I'm working with great women. They're my boss so I listen to them."

The mission provides hundreds of homeless families with food baskets with enough food to last them for two weeks.

With the coming winter months, the food pantry needs basic items like protein packed peanut butter and canned soup to keep warm.

Hardy beans and Mac n' Cheese are also much needed staples.

Watered Gardens feels if food pantries are well stocked they can become an alternative for food stamps.

“We feel like it's really important for a community to figure out how to care for its own apart from so much federal and government money. So to have a really outfitted and beefed up food pantry is very important,” says Whitford.

In Joplin Diane Gerstenfeld KOAM NEWS
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Joplin New Superintendent Welcomes Students, Teachers Hint to Better Morale

    Joplin New Superintendent Welcomes Students, Teachers Hint to Better Morale

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:10:55 GMT

    It’s the first day of school in Joplin where the new superintendent was out welcoming back students and faculty At South Middle School Melinda Moss greeted sixth graders with high fives. 

    More >>

    It’s the first day of school in Joplin where the new superintendent was out welcoming back students and faculty At South Middle School Melinda Moss greeted sixth graders with high fives. 

    More >>
  • Search for Eclipse Viewing Glasses Becoming More Dim

    Search for Eclipse Viewing Glasses Becoming More Dim

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:37:44 GMT
    If you haven't gotten your eclipse glasses yet, your options might be as low as the light will be during the eclipse. "Recently, they have just depleted. We do not have any more eclipse solar glasses" Phones have been ringing off the hook at Kirkland's home. "We've gotten 50 to 100 calls a day looking for these glasses and there's no place for us to send them because we just don't have anywhere to send them" says Chris Lathem from Kirkland's Home. Some stores have ...More >>
    If you haven't gotten your eclipse glasses yet, your options might be as low as the light will be during the eclipse. "Recently, they have just depleted. We do not have any more eclipse solar glasses" Phones have been ringing off the hook at Kirkland's home. "We've gotten 50 to 100 calls a day looking for these glasses and there's no place for us to send them because we just don't have anywhere to send them" says Chris Lathem from Kirkland's Home. Some stores have ...More >>
  • Keeping Kids Safe in Cherokee County

    Keeping Kids Safe in Cherokee County

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:21:52 GMT

    You can't be with your kid 24 hours a day but thanks to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, you can keep a digital eye on their surroundings. 

    More >>

    You can't be with your kid 24 hours a day but thanks to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, you can keep a digital eye on their surroundings. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.