Community Gardens Feed the Community

Community Gardens Feed the Community

A few years ago Pamela McKay began preparing meals for those in our area in need – poor, homebound, homeless, disabled and / or seniors. She started on a 4 burner electric cooktop with food donated by stores and restaurants.

Pamela McKay cooks for those who need food.

One morning a break-out group from Leadership St. Tammany assisted her with meal prep. With Pastor Jay Graves help, Pamela was moved into the kitchen facilities of Hosanna Lutheran Church. Today, with a little help from some friends, she cooks and delivers over 200 meals every Wednesday to Slidell, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Covington and Tangi … quite a chore, quite a feat.

The most immediate need is someone with basic internet skills to setup “Sign-Up” Genius, then check with Pamela on a weekly basis posting what help is needed. Sidenote: The great thing about this is a person working from home could make a huge difference and never leave the house. Reply to this e-mail if interested.

Volunteers are welcome on Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mandeville – food prep, cooking, packaging, cleaning, labelling. There is also a need for volunteers to deliver the meals.

Volunteer Betty Brock helps in the kitchen. Betty also mentors youth through food service with the Yum Yum Gimme Sum Food Truck.

All are invited to Covington’s Community Garden (corner Jackson and 30th Avenue) on Friday mornings (9:00am start) to “get your hands dirty.” Food raised from the garden will go this ministry.

High Priority: Refrigeration storage for donated items. Pamela’s prayer is a kitchen location where perishables can be both stored and prepared.

Pamela can be reached at 985-237-3138 or on Facebook Messenger Pamela Onmygrind McKay. Or you can reply to me via this e-mail.

This information is from Mayor Mark’s email blast. Thank you Mayor Mark, for the good information! Sign up for Mayor Mark’s email blast at the city’s website,