Meal Ministry News

Meal Ministry News

As we recently shared with you, we are now in the midst of ramping up our Meal Ministry program to the next level. Thank you to the individuals who donated over 100 cases of water last week. We have also started to receive donations of blankets and clothing.  Our goal is to build up and maintain an ongoing, monthly supply of water, non-perishable food items and clothing which will be distributed to the homeless every night of the week through our partnership with Mission for the Homeless.

Put your faith into action this Great Lent and show the love of Christ to those less fortunate than you who are struggling to survive on the streets of Oakland.  Here are the items you can donate and drop off to the church during office hours on weekdays or on Sundays when you come to church.

New or gently used blankets – Twin/Full or Queen size “Comforter-style” :
7 blankets per night.
Total: 210 needed every month

Bottled water
112 bottles of water per night = 4 cases of 28 bottles per case.
Total:  3,360 bottles needed every month

Plastic Bags 
1000 bags every 9 days.
3000 needed per month

Camping Tents
4 person Ozark Trail instant pop up tents. Designed for use on concrete.
Ozark Trail 9′ x 7′ Instant Dome Camping Tent, Sleeps 4 – Walmart.com
Total needed: 20 tents

Socks
Total needed: 100 pairs per month

New or gently used Men’s sweatpants sizes Medium and Large
Total needed: 20 per month

New or gently used Coats – Men’s Large and Extra Large are the best sizes.
2-3 per night. Total: 60-90 a month

Non-perishable food items
Pop-top canned goods, chips, granola/protein bars, cookies.

Make a one-time or monthly monetary donation 

Fill out the secure online form below to make a monetary donation. Your donation will be used exclusively for our Meal Ministry outreach program.

 

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