Feeding the Hungry
It’s hard to muster the will to make changes in your life—or even believe you can—when you’re weak from hunger and have no idea where your next meal will come from.
Did You Know? It costs the Mission approximately $900 to feed a family of four (two adults and two children) for 30 days. It costs an average of $16,609 each month – or $199,312 per year to feed hungry neighbors through our weekly Mobile Kitchen stops in Bridgeport and South Norwalk.
Our residents and emergency shelter guests join low-income individuals and families for three free meals in our dining room, seven days a week.
Our two Mobile Kitchens visit impoverished neighborhoods in Bridgeport and South Norwalk. Caring Volunteers provide nourishing meals, kind words, and prayer for individuals who rely on the Mission for food and who are unable to come to our dining room at the main campus.
Families struggling to make ends meet can receive a Pantry Bag filled with enough food to feed a family for one week. Often, families tell us this support allows them to pay for other necessities such as rent, utilities or medical bills.
The Great ThanksGiving Project
More than 3,000 food boxes—along with 15,000 coats and winter-wear items—are distributed during the holidays to Bridgeport and South Norwalk’s poorest neighbors.
Food…The First Step Toward a New Beginning
A volunteer on our Mobile Kitchen, Anne (right) reached out to Deborah and encouraged her to join our New Life Program. Read Deborah’s story.