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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
local church is providing more than just food for those in need, they're
teaching people how to have healthier lives, starting at the dinner table.
University Church in south Toledo moved to their Hill Avenue location three
years ago. Since then, they've turned their property into a community garden so
they can provide fresh vegetables to people in need – but that's not all.
people put food on the table and at the same time helping them learn how to
grow their own food, and how to keep their health in shape so they're able to
work, how to look after their children and educate their children well so that
their children can move on and have a future – that's the way that our
community will grow and develop, I think," said Pastor Julian Davies.
church has individual family plots where people can grow their own gardens.
food actually can be quite expensive," Pastor Davies said. "Although, if you
grow it yourself and you know how to prepare it properly, you can provide very
nutritious meals at very reasonable prices."
Koza-March is one of the people getting help from the church, but she also uses
what she's learned to help others.
get fresh fruits and vegetables from here and we pay it forward by turning
stuff in," she said. "If you turn something in, you always get what you have in
return, and what I believe is anyone can do something for someone else. I'm
always willing to extend my hand."