Community Engagement

Community GardenCreating our own Healthy Food in a food desert.  This year we grew collard greens, turnip greens, purple hull peas, kale, spinach, basil, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers, Chinese long beans, cabbage,sugar snap peas, pole beans, and pumpkins.

The food that is harvested from the garden is used to supplement the Covenant food pantry, be added as healthy ingredients to our free weekly meals, and is available for neighbors to harvest.

Each week during the growing season, we showcase a new recipe using our harvested produce. Food never tasted so good!

SE KC Youth Coalition was convened in April 2018 to discuss community driven strategies to prevent alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence and suicide for the youth in the immediate vicinity around the church. The coalition meets biweekly at CCHW and has been attended by over 60 concerned neighbors or community organizations. The SE Youth Coalition is a registered coalition with the Missouri Division of Behavioral Health. The goal for 2019 is to empower youth to lead the coalition. The youth will have an active role in the planning, advocacy, and program implementation.

The Coalition hosts SE Teen Connect once a month to offer a safe space to learn healthy behaviors, connect with their peers, engage in the leadership of the coalition, and learn about prevention strategies for addiction, violence, and suicide.

Nutrition Ambassadors
CCHW and the University of Missouri-Ext are working together to spread the word about nutrition.  Do you have a community group that you could teach about health and nutrition? Maybe you are involved in a Bible study, womens’ club, bowling league, funeral food planning committee, or book club? If you are interested, we will train you and help you as you lead your group.