Jose and Kristy Flores have been serving together in ministry since their marriage in 2014. Initially they served 3 years with YWAM Minneapolis running their kitchen ministries. During that time God opened many doors for the Flores’ in their local community in areas of emergency food services.
Together Jose and Kristy have formed “Forgotten Harvest” – a ministry serving their local community
through food rescue (finding and making food resources available to people in need before it goes bad) and relational ministry (mentoring, counseling, and listening to those the community has “forgotten” or marginalized).
Before their marriage, Jose served in his native Guatemala in both Teen Challenge and ministry on the street. Kristy’s background includes serving 8 years in YWAM Minneapolis and also ministering to her community as a Registered Nurse helping to deliver new babies into the world. They have two lovely daughters together - Natalia (age 2) and Alessandra (age 1); and a son Jose Eduardo (age 15) who lives in Guatemala.
Currently “Forgotten Harvest” collects produce (which would be otherwise discarded) and food staples from local Growers, Grocery stores, Food Shelves, and other food distributors. Food donations are then sorted and either given fresh, frozen, or prepared to individuals and organizations who need it. Along with serving in various youth mentoring programs, Jose is also teaching cooking classes to help people know they are not alone, and to give them healthy food preparation skills.