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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

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In 2019, we came together as a church community to pack 5,000 weekend food bags for the scholars at Marie G Davis School. This program was designed to ensure children, who relied on 2 meals a day at school, had access to food over the weekend. The pandemic has changed our world in many big ways, but not in this way. Children still need access to food when school is not in session, so this year, we will ask members to pack food bags at home.

We look forward to the hard work you will put into making this happen from your home! Embrace the presence of the Spirit as you assemble these bags. Pray over the bags, consider the homes they will enter and our sisters and brothers whom they will sustain, and lift them to God.

Please see all the details of this CHURCH WIDE program below.

ENGAGE:

CRITICAL DATES:
September 27, 3pm – Plastic bag pick up
October 4-8, 3-5pm – Food bag drive-through drop-off

WHAT TO PACK: The ingredients in each bag were carefully selected to best balance nutrition, ease of preparation, portability, storage concerns and financial sustainability. Please pack exactly what is listed below. This will maintain equity within the community receiving these meals.

Please pack items in plastic bags – gallon Ziploc bags or plastic grocery/target/Walmart bag – to avoid spills and bag breakage. If you need bags for packing, you can pick them up from the Parish life building portico on September 27 at 3pm or contact missions@mpumc.org!

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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