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Where It Started

Forest Ave Outreach began in September 2012 after Ralph and Rebecca Chiodo returned to Des Moines, IA, to live as urban domestic missionaries. Combining a love for nature and sustainability practices with producing and preserving healthy food with a desire to be used by God to share His love with all people, the ministry developed.

Starting simply with a 5-week community outreach at Evelyn Davis Park in October 2012, FAO’s growth exploded with the support of many wonderful friends, volunteers, organizations and lots and lots of hard work. We look forward to being part of the strengthening and growth of our community!