Okra Abbey is a sacred space where we grow in friendship and faith alongside one another as we share stories and food - pray, play, and garden together - learning to use the food that we grow to provide care for our local community - especially those in need.
Money will be used to help produce our produce- to support our lead gardener, purchase equipment to maintain the garden and the seeds needed to grow the vegetables and fruit. Five days a week, the Okra Abbey is open to the public and provides water and snacks to those in need. Your support will help us be able to keep these services free to the community. Our produce in the garden is used for our two main ministries: Grace & Greens and Peas & Love.
Grace & Greens is a free community meal that happens at the Okra Abbey every Wednesday at noon--but for many it’s also much more than that. Grace & Greens is a precious time to come together, lift up our joys and sorrows in prayer, break bread, and enjoy fellowship over conversation, laughter, and fresh vegetables grown at the Okra Abbey. Through this time of gathering together barriers are broken down over the common table we share and unique connections are formed. Grace & Greens aims to cultivate community and unity through the portal of one of New Orleans’ favorite pastimes: eating.
Peas & Love is a ministry that delivers fresh vegetables in handmade bags to homebound folks in the neighborhood. Full of fresh, nourishing vegetables, the bags are hand delivered every other Tuesday to people in the community who are otherwise unable to attend Grace & Greens or access fresh produce. Peas & Love provides the opportunity to not only share the food we grow in the garden of the Okra Abbey, but also to create relationships and offer a pastoral presence to our neighbors in the community.
The Okra Abbey team greatly appreciates your support- whether it's monetary, through interest in our mission, or in prayer. Without our partners' generousity and your financial gifts, we wouldn't not be able to live out our mission and offer our presence in the community of Pigeon Town.
All donations given to this GoFundMe page will be directly used for the Okra Abbey which is a validated ministry of the Presbytery of South Louisiana. This donation is tax deductible. Following your donation the Okra Abbey team will send you a tax receipt. Please be sure to leave an email address or mailing address.
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