Welcome to the Operation Veggie Box website!
Operation Veggie Box (OVB) is a Christian mission to grow fresh vegetables to give to the hungry, as well as to deliver spiritual messages announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ and the existence of the Holy Spirit. OVB was launched at Bethany Christian Church Arapahoe, NC in August, 2013.
OVB is a front line Christian ministry that actively seeks to find those who are separated from God and make an attempt to bring them back in touch with Him.
Our concept of operations is simple enough: Grow vegetables, harvest them and place them in a box with a spiritual message, and then distribute to a hungry person through an existing relief agency.
We are looking to grow this ministry by getting other churches and organizations to grow gardens using our standard garden production model. Our garden size is the same which is ten 100’ long rows 30” apart. The vegetables that are grown in them are the same, also. We believe that if we standardize on the production side that cost and labor efficiencies will be realized resulting is less impact on church budget dollars. We also partner with existing relief agencies and churches and ask that they do the distribution function.
In 2014, OVB is starting to see growth in its garden ministry with new churches and organizations saying that they want to grow OVB gardens. OVB also has some unique events that will occur in June 2014 and they are called Veggie JAM! and Corn JAM!. These are outreach activities that will involve churches from eastern North Carolina delivering fresh vegetables to the hungry. More to come on these events later, but for now navigate through our website and take a look at some pictures from our Fall 2013 garden. If you have any questions feel free to give me, David Bailey, a call at 252.229.6228.
In the love of Christ,