Join volunteers at the Wittel Farm, just outside Elizabethtown, PA, in the spring and summerr of 2018. This ministry partnership between the Lutheran Camping Corporation and Hunger-Free Lancaster County, the Growing Project reclaims a portion of the acreage gifted to the Camping Corporation for its original use, farming. The crops harvested are donated to assist individuals and families in need through the partnership with Hunger-Free Lancaster County. To volunteer as an individual, or a multi-generational group, youth group or family, contact project director, Pastor Matt Lenahan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the project on the Lutheran Camping website at: https://www.lutherancamping.org/wittel/growingproject/
In addition, the Wittel Farm has dinner worship experiences periodically throughout the summer season, where congregational groups can join locals and other volunteers, to break bread and gather at the table for a meal and Holy Communion.
In 2017, four acres of farmed land yielded thousands of pounds of fresh food for local hunger programs, and in 2018, project organizers are planting additional acres of land. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer and into the harvest season, well beyond planting day.