Many faith communities stock food pantries, organize food drives, or host a weekly soup kitchen or special holiday meal. You could also turn some of your underused property into a garden and grow food.

Congregations practicing community gardening report that people from the neighborhood get involved because they do not have space on their own properties to grow vegetables. This practice engages people who have a spiritual gift of caring for the earth. It strengthens their bodies and senses in the spiritual practice of tilling the soil and caring for plants while demonstrating what it means to work for the common good.

Kristin Ritzau in Practicing Democracy with Your Faith Community by Kristin Ritzau, Mary Ann Brussat