At 5:10 pm on Wednesday March 24th a large truck from the Bert R. Hybels company in Michigan arrived on S Atlanta Place to deliver a generous donation of cold vegetables. Have you ever seen an Episcopal “bucket line?” Steve, an Episcopalian himself and the driver, handed down flats from the rack to five parishioners. In the end he said that we did a quicker job of offloading the rack than some companies to which he delivers! What he didn’t know was that we were trying to finish before the 5:30 pm Eucharist service.
We received 108 flats including the following vegetables: early and late cabbage, red cabbage, snow crown and late cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, collards, and head and romaine lettuce. Each flat includes 18 3-paks so we had over 5000 plants to give away.
The Web is a wondrous help. The emails were sent to a few and forwarded to many. In the end, we supplied veggies to community gardens based at schools, recreation centers, at a senior’s complex, to Philbrook for their partnership with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, for the Indian Health Centers and for our own Garden of Hope, a ministry to support Iron Gate in downtown Tulsa.
Many thanks to the Bert R. Hybels, Inc. for bringing so many smiles to those working to reduce hunger in our community!
Here are some photos: