Prince of Peace will be a host parish for the New Roots for Refugees program through Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities, in partnership with Cultivate KC, began New Roots for Refugees, a program to help refugees put down new roots. New Roots builds on the strengths and experience that the refugees already possess, helping them start their own small farm businesses growing and selling vegetables. Farming is a familiar livelihood that offers them some measure of self-determination and self-sufficiency, healthy food for their families, extra income, and a way to contribute to their new communities.
Every Sunday beginning May 19, 2019, and continuing through the end of September or when the farmer's produce supply for the season is gone, a farmer will be set up near the main entrance to the School building to sell fresh, locally grown produce following all of the morning Masses. The same farmer will be here every Sunday allowing you to get to know the farmer and the farmer to get to know you. Best of all, YOU get fresh, locally grown produce each and every week and through your purchase you are assisting a refugee family to start over in our local community.