To our donors: financial, product inventory and supplies donations, shared resources, THANK YOU for your generosity, prayers, and other support throughout the year supporting our You Feed Them Missional Food Pantry which include our Initiatives: Back-to-School Community Resource Day, Youth Savings, and our Christmas Overflow.
2022 reflections: Last year we received our official 501c3 status which help position us more effectively and efficiently achieve our goals, mission, and initiatives by also helping to nurture confidence and integrity with our donors, those we serve and from organizations and corporations that we seek donations and grants.
Last year, our Missional Food Pantry (MFP) served: 782 recipients of which 180 were first-time clients, overall impacting 3,567 lives! There were 51 Salvations and 8 Re-commitments! We gave out over 8,000 bags of groceries and toiletries with the help of over 952 average volunteer hours excluding the Directors hours. We celebrate 6 years in missional ministry this March 2023, cumulative we served over 5200 impacting over 20,000 lives! We've celebrated 513 Salvations, 18 Baptisms, and 27 re-dedications! Giving out over 50,000 bags of groceries and toiletries!
For our 5th Annual Community Resource Day: 582 children were registered for a pair of new shoes, supply-filled Book Bags, learning books, and much more. There were over 19 Community providers and organizations present to share resources and free health screenings and haircuts. Our special guest was Mr. Eddie Gill, Pacer Analyst/former Pacer. This event continues to grow positively impacting hundreds of children's lives.
For our Pantry’s Christmas Overflow Initiative, 80 children representing 32 households were blessed with Christmas gifts of toys, books, clothing, gift cards, and food. Thank you also for the non-financial in-kind donations of toys, winter coats, and more!
For our Youth Savings Initiative, we currently have 44 children with savings accounts! In December, several of the children, with a minimum consistent deposit, received a financial overflow blessing into their account.
Blessings Bag Initiative: we’ve distributed over 165 drawstring bags or large purses filled with necessity supplies for our homeless neighbors. They’ve also been shared with organizations such as Horizon House and Oakstreet Health.
In spite of misconceptions, operating our Food Pantry is not free, nor church funded; especially one missionally-minded with initiatives such as ours. In 2022, we had to increase our purchasing of food, toiletries, and supplies due to need and demand. These expenses exclude our broader Community Initiatives.
Your donation help toward: purchasing product for our food pantry and overflow needs, supporting the costs of covering of our initiatives, sharing resources with our recipients, needed supplies, and various other expenses.
We pray for your continued prayers and donations! You can go directly to our “Support Us” page from our Menu to donate. Donation options remain the same:
Checks payable to: You Feed Them MFP
All can be found as, “You Feed Them MFP”
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38
On behalf of those that we serve, our Board of Directors and our Advisors, THANK YOU for your generosity and may God pour out an overflow into your life.
Minister Lydia L. Davis, Founder/President