We have assembled more soups in the last two months then all of last year combined. God is doing great things!
Our name is Homestead Ministries. We are a group of Christian men and women located in the heart of what is called the Palouse Region of the Pacific Northwest. This is an area rich in natural resources, money and volunteers. It is also an area where there is a tremendous amount of need to help the hungry and the lost. Our goal is to harness these abundant resources.
We are a non-denominational Christian faith-based organization that supports our LOCAL agriculture and that is dedicated to finding solutions to reduce hunger locally and around the world. We feel our mission is to feed the hungry efficiently and generously using Christian values. Our desire is to help people feed their families by providing a delicious, nutritious protein-based product to improve the lives. Our intent is to feed all that are hungry so nobody is turned away.
With the help of our volunteers and donors will provide wholesome nutritious food from product grown locally. Most people do not realize grains have different qualities. Grains deemed lower quality for the commercial markets are still edible, nutritious, and definitely fit for human consumption. These grains are considered “off grade” and are usually sold in secondary markets and used for livestock or in the manufacturing of dog food and other domestic animal feeds. We purchase these rich resources discarded by the processors at reduced prices and packages it into dried soup mixes. Mixes are then distributed free of charge to individuals and soup kitchens to provide meals to the poor and the working poor in our area. Packaging for the soup mix is accomplished by a volunteer labor force.
Homestead Ministries was founded by friends Tom Riedner and Greg Nolan, who believe in feeding those in our own backyard. By developing a soup recipe using locally grown commodities and distributing to the hungry across the Pacific Northwest, Homestead Ministries is doing just that.