“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-40
Rev. Billy Fox, in speaking to those touring Pathways, reminds them that people are not likely to hear the message of the Gospel above the noise of hungry stomachs. One of the initial services that new guests receive is a meal. Preparing that many meals requires a lot of food. Consider helping us with this significant ongoing need in one of the following ways:
- Organize a canned food donation drive at your workplace or school. Have your church participate in a once- a- month scheduled collection of canned goods and other staples. (Pathways Christian Recovery Ministries will pick up items on Monday after your church’s regular collection day).
- Accept donated canned goods as part of the entry to your charitable event, church or school concert, or other civic activity.
- Have your family prepare a food box for a needy family during holiday times (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve) or any time of year to involve children in stewardship training. Deliver it to the Ministry staff at PC Rescue Mission to help fill requests from families throughout the year.
- Consider including a grocery store gift card for the purchase of meat to go with the family food box contents.
- Donate a grocery store gift card to Bethel Village Women’s program for purchase of various needed items for student meals and events.
- Leftover food from your restaurant, church, civic club, or other group meal event can be donated to Pathways Christian Recovery Ministries. Pack it up and bring it to 609 Allen Avenue. Mission personnel are available to receive your gift of leftover food early or late.
Special Service Opportunity for Groups
- Volunteer to provide, prepare and serve a meal at the Pathways Christian Recovery Ministries. Groups can schedule a date for this through the volunteer coordinator.
Sportsmen Helping the Hungry
- Go hunting and fishing for a good cause! PC Rescue Mission gratefully accepts donations of processed venison and frozen or fresh cleaned seafood. (We do not have the facilities to properly clean fresh fish.) Consider sharing a portion of your season’s bounty with the Mission to help feed the hungry and support our transition program participants.
Sponsor a Meal
- Provide financial support as a sponsor for a Pathways Christian Recovery Ministries fundraising banquet or a holiday meal (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Veteran’s Day Recognition, Mother’s Day Retreat for Bethel Village, Pathways Men’s Retreat, July 4th, Spring Revival, etc.).
To participate in any of the above or if you have something you would like to suggest, please submit form below.