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“I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.” -Matthew 25:35-36;40

Food Insecurity

We will work to provide access to food our neighbors need for an active, healthy life. We will work to close the gap between day to day meals and create access for healthy sustainable food access.

Loaves & Fishes

MEET OUR PARTNER:
During the COVID pandemic, the need for Loaves & Fishes services has more than doubled. Drive through pantries are providing weekly food boxes to thousands of our neighbors.
ENGAGE:
Volunteer services have been suspended, but during this time, financial donations are needed more than ever. Click the L&F logo above to make a contribution or donate to Jubilee plus, our mission and outreach fund, which partners with Loaves and Fishes.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

MEET OUR PARTNER:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina supplies food and grocery items to charitable agencies (such as Loaves & Fishes above) that assist people in need in 24 counties throughout North and South Carolina. They provide training, technical assistance and hunger education to their partner agencies.
ENGAGE:
Second Harvest is currently accepting donations of food, time, and money to help continue their critical food/service pipeline. Click the Second Harvest logo above to register to volunteer or make a contribution of food or money. You can also donate to Jubilee plus, our mission and outreach fund, which partners with Loaves and Fishes.

Marie G. Davis School | Weekend Food Bag

MEET OUR PARTNER:
School partnerships are a cornerstone ministry for Myers Park UMC. Marie G Davis is a K-8 Title I school that our church supports with reading programs, staff celebration, and weekend food bags for all the children.
ENGAGE:
Once we understand the landscape of schools reopening in the fall, we will make plans for engagement at Marie G Davis. We will need to prepare weekend food bags, we will recruit dedicated volunteer readers for our “For the Love of Reading” program, and we will need donations for our teacher appreciation events. Watch this space for further announcements through the summer.

Roof Above | Sandwich Ministry

MEET OUR PARTNER:
Roof Above, formerly the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and Urban Ministry, does exactly what the name says – they provide safe and temporary or permanent shelter to our most vulnerable neighbors. They are committed to providing the safety, protection, and dignity of a roof above. “Roof Above” is also meant to serve as an aspirational call to what we want everyone in our community to have – above all else, the simple comfort of a roof to call one’s own.
ENGAGE:
Roof Above feeds lunch to our homeless neighbors daily from their College Street campus location (formerly Urban Ministry). They ask volunteers to make and deliver sandwiches for this daily ministry. This ministry is currently on hold here at church, but check their website if you would like more information.

Salvation Army Center of Hope | Lunch Ministry

MEET OUR PARTNER:
Salvation Army Center of Hope offers temporary shelter and wrap around services for women and children who are experiencing homelessness.
ENGAGE:
MPUMC has a team help prepare and serve lunch twice a month to shelter residents. This ministry is currently on hold as SACOH is not using volunteers for service at this time. Keep checking here for updates.

Roof Above | Tryon St. Shelter Dinner Ministry

MEET OUR PARTNER:
Roof Above, formerly the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and Urban Ministry, does exactly what the name says – they provide safe and temporary or permanent shelter to our most vulnerable neighbors. They are committed to providing the safety, protection, and dignity of a roof above. “Roof Above” is also meant to serve as an aspirational call to what we want everyone in our community to have – above all else, the simple comfort of a roof to call one’s own.
ENGAGE:
MPUMC has a team help prepare and serve dinner twice a month to Roof Above Tryon St. shelter residents. This ministry is currently on hold as Roof Above is not using volunteers for service at this time. Keep checking here for updates.

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