Any good mother will tell you—vegetables are good for you. But when Renee Parsons and Central Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky met Amber Sammons, a homeless heroin addict, they learned there’s a lot more potential for good in a vegetable than most anyone ever realized.

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