Local COVID-19 Response Efforts
Food Insecurity Efforts
Emergency Food Bags for Homeless (EHAP)
EHAP is in need of food for emergency food bags that they distribute to the homeless in our area. Food items include: peanut butter and crackers, tuna fish and cracker combo, canned food with easy to open lids, bags of nuts/trail mix, slim jims, etc. Basically, any non-perishable food items that are ready to eat and easy to carry. These items can be packaged together in gallon/freezer ziplock bags. If you are comfortable picking up some of these items when you are grocery shopping, please contact Pastor Wil to schedule drop-off.
Financial Support for Local Feeding Efforts
We are currently collecting money to support the efforts of Open Door, EHAP, and the Fulfill Food Bank. You can contribute online on our Give page. Look for the fund labeled "Local Freehold Charities".
Open Door Food Deliveries
Open Door is transitioning to doing home delivery. If you have a need for food or would like to volunteer as a delivery driver, please contact Pastor Wil. Open Door is taking every precaution to keep clients and volunteers safe.
Open Door Ready-Made Food Bags
Above is a sample bag you can put together for Open Door. If you are able to make donations of ready-made bags, please follow these guidelines. In addition to the items sen in the picture, bags should include:
Ready snacks; snack bars, bags, fruit
Support for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
Our Local and Global Impact
In 2019, we packed 10,152 meals for Rise Against Hunger
Our church offers support for global special projects through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and local opportunities such as Open Door, Habitat for Humanity and Amistad. We also contribute financially to local and global missions through monthly communion offerings.
Our members volunteer their time and gifts through mission in many ways:
If you would like more information about being involved in some of our hands-on efforts, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always open to expanding our outreach!