High Point church plants garden to provide food for community

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – A church in High Point spent Saturday planting a community garden to provide food for the community.

“The reason we’re doing this is because this is the No. 1 poverty area in High Point,” said Rankin Memorial Mission United Methodist Church Pastor Keith Edwards.

There are two gardens available with free produce including green beans, squash, cucumbers, lettuce and peppers.

One of the gardens is at 314 Barker Avenue and the other at 1619 West Ward Avenue, both in High Point.

“What we’re trying to do is provide well-nourished food,” Edwards said. “We don’t charge anything. People can come take what they need. I have a sign that says ‘take what you need but need what you take.’ If we all share there will be enough and that’s the philosophy we go by. “Our mission is to make sure we’re showing God’s love to everybody.”

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