Matthew 25:35 powerfully reflects the priority God places on feeding the hungry. Jesus very practically teaches the qualifications for inheriting the kingdom of God when He states, “I was hungry, and you fed me.” Our mandate to feed the hungry has not changed in 2000 years, and it must remain our priority now!
Cul2vate seeks to engage poverty at the point of hunger and deliver nutritional food to those who are hungry. Our work is founded upon two principles intertwined for the betterment of its farmers. The first is the most important – providing for the nourishment of the body and the soul!
Through the food production in our tunnels, or greenhouses, we are decreasing the food deserts in Middle Tennessee by cultivating superior quality vegetables and increasing nutritional accessibility to those who are hungry.
The second principle creates an opportunity for future full-time employment for our farmers by providing much needed life skills and business skills training. These tunnel sites are the training grounds for those who want to break the generational cycle of poverty by learning to feed themselves and others through agriculture and employment.
How Cul2vate Began
Cul2vate was birthed from the collective life experiences of individuals who God brought together under the call to engage those who are spiritually and physically hungry.
This is truly a grass-roots organization comprised of many people who have taken Matthew 25:35 to heart and believe Jesus when he said, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)