The Red Shield Community Garden strives to meet human needs in Jesus Christ's name without discrimination through three avenues:
- Empowering the Williamsport community by providing the opportunity to plant, grow, and harvest their own produce
- Educating individuals and families about the value of gardening
- Donating the abundance of vegetables to local non-profit entities in the community.
Besides adding beautification in a local neighborhood, community gardens offer educational opportunities, produce for food pantries and soup kitchens, and increased long term, tangible solutions to poverty. With the proper planning and partnerships, a community garden is an ideal resource for equipping lower income residents with a tool to build pride and empower them to make significant changes to their personal situation.