Frequently Asked Questions
What is it that you are trying to do?
The Abundant Harvest nourishes people physically and spiritually.
- Gathers people around the table, feeding the spirit through belonging and understanding.
- Feeding the body with tasty food, prepared by a trained chef, and a team of volunteers.
- Providing fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishables in a mobile food pantry.
- Able to deploy in the event of disaster to serve food to the affected community.
Do people pay for food?
While donations are welcome, The Abundant Harvest runs on a Christian economy. The cost of a meal may be starting a conversation with someone new, or smiling at 3 people, or helping to serve a meal to someone else.
How are you funded?
We are funded solely through the grants and #offensivelygenerous donations.
Are donations tax deductible?
Absolutely! The Abundant Harvest is a 501(c)(3). We have also earned the earned the Silver Seal from GuideStar, the world's largest source of non-profit information. The Abundant Harvest food truck is eligible for matching donations and volunteer time payments from many corporations including ExxonMobil and Chevron.
how can i give?
how can i volunteer?
do i need to know how to cook to volunteer?
No, you don't. If you'd like to learn, we can teach you. We also have many other volunteer opportunities that don't involve a stove. Visiting with people, serving the food, helping to set up or take down are all important jobs, and a great way to contribute.
What ages can volunteer?
We believe that the kitchen is a place that the generations have gathered in for centuries. We love the idea of bringing together people around the hearth. All ages are welcome. If you can be safe in the kitchen, then you can help!
what does the truck look like?
She is a beauty, inside and out. Inside the kitchen includes a 6 burner stove, a full size convection oven, a flat top grill, 2 large refrigerators, and two additional prep stations. The outside has our Abundant Harvest logo, surrounded by the wheat field. We chose this because we believe that it reflects our commitment to being #offensivelygenerous. The truck runs the cooking appliances off of propane, and there is a 12K generator to give us electricity.
who are your sponsors?
We have some great partners. The include St. Isidore Episcopal Church, Texas Cart Builders, The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and Trinity Episcopal Church. We are always looking for new sponsors who get the vision of what we are doing. Contact us, if you want more information on how to be a sponsor for a certain event, or an ongoing partner.
What's up with the Hashtag?
The hashtag of #offensivelygenerous is something we embrace. We believe that living, and giving from abundance is the best possible way to live.