Organizations Fighting Hunger
Agape Garden at Ankeny First United Methodist Church is an ecumenical faith garden that donates produce to the DMARC Food Warehouse, the Ankeny Food Pantry, Lutheran Church of Hope (North Branch in Ankeny), Bethel Mission in Des Moines, Door of Faith Mission in Des Moines, and Trinity Methodist Church in Des Moines. Volunteer gardeners do all of the gardening and delivery to area food pantries.
We harvest over 16,000 and up to 23,000 pounds per year and now harvested and donated over 179,000 pounds. We now have 1900 gallon rain barrel capacity and full coverage irrigation. We have a 32hp diesel tractor with raised bed drip irrigation layer, semi automated potato planter and harvester.
How to Help:
Agape Garden is always in need of donations and volunteers to help plant, grow and harvest fruit and vegetables. During the growing season, volunteer gardeners gather on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6PM until dark and on Saturday mornings from 8 AM until noon. The garden is open to volunteers other hours upon request. Agape Garden is an ecumenical faith garden that welcomes collaboration with other churches. Interested people should contact Agape Garden directly to sign up to volunteer or to explore partnerships with their faith community.
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