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Divine Provision: Over 200,000 Pounds of Potatoes and a Prayer Answered

At the intersection of faith, environmental stewardship, and community support, our food rescue ministry has recently witnessed a profound answer to our prayers. A couple of weeks after our team gathered to pray specifically for an increase in sources of rescued food, we were blessed with a remarkable donation—over 200,000 pounds of potatoes. This generous provision not only allowed us to bridge the gap between combating food waste and addressing food insecurity but also came at a crucial time, underscoring the power of focused prayer and intention in our mission.

A Recipe to Celebrate: Ethiopian Cabbage and Potatoes

In gratitude for the unexpected bounty and reflecting our dedication to sustainability, we are thrilled to share a flavorful recipe inspired by traditional Ethiopian cuisine—Ethiopian Cabbage and Potatoes. This dish not only utilizes our recent potato donation efficiently but also brings a taste of international cuisine to our community, fostering a sense of cultural appreciation and unity. Here is how you can prepare this enriching and comforting meal:


  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups Cabbage, thickly chopped
  • 2 cups Potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups Carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 lb Ground Beef (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook for a minute or two.
  2. Add carrots, beef, and potatoes to the pot.
  3. Stir in all the spices
  4. Cover and continue to simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and burning.
  5. Pour in about 1/2 cup water. Depending on the cooking process, you might need to add more. Keep simmering for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  6. Add the cabbage, stir well, and continue cooking for about 5-10 more minutes, or until the cabbage is tender
  7. Adjust the seasonings to taste and serve warm.

This recipe is ideal for enjoying a warm, comforting meal in your own home, making thoughtful use of the potatoes we were so fortunate to receive. Each bite of Ethiopian Cabbage and Potatoes connects you with our broader community, reinforcing how faith, community, and stewardship of resources are integral to our mission.

Through sharing this recipe and the joy it brings to your table, we see the power of our collective efforts in addressing food insecurity and environmental impact. We are inspired by the belief that together, even from our own kitchens, we can significantly contribute to the well-being of our community.