Some eye-opening facts from Reinvestment Fund, 2016…
Many food bank clients are food insecure because of under- and unemployment: • 70% percent of all adult pantry clients are unemployed. • 33% percent of unemployed adult pantry clients are recurrent pantry clients. • 29% of adult pantry clients who are employed full time are recurrent pantry clients. • 32% of adult pantry clients who are employed part time are recurrent pantry clients. • The median monthly household income of food bank clients is $927 and the median annual household income is $9,175.20 Source: Feeding America, “Hunger in America,” p. 123 and 127
The FHL Community Missional Food Pantry Training Center aims to “Shorten the Line” with our missional food pantry Training approach. If you would like to learn more, please join our Table Talks
Great great day at the FHL Missional food pantry with several healings and more salvations! The seniors were given carnations for Valentine’s day. I am privileged to be able to do a time of encouragement before the pantry with them. Table Talks went awesome also.
Only through God’s grace that we’re are entrusted to be a part of His ministry. The multiplication of Missional Food Pantries continues #FHLIndy as we are preparing to hold conferences and train 2 churches next week 2-16 and on 3/2.
FHL Missional Ministry team – Care team — Donna Cherry with Tony Speziale, Bill Mayfield and Shauna Humphrey.
After much preparation, we are now set for this Saturday’s FHL Community Missional Food Pantry Conference at University UMC. Thank you to Annie Gonzales, Lydia Davis, Donna Cherry and others who have worked so hard in updating the teaching materials! Here we go!
At the FHL Community regular load out. So blessed to work with teams of volunteers from University United Methodist Church who are giving of their time, talent and treasure to help those in need.
Load Out Day is the day where FHL helps get pallets of food ready for participating missional food pantries. If your church is looking for a practical outreach in Indy, please contact info@fhlInternational.org or get your group involved by signing up on our volunteer intake page
What have previous volunteer groups said about their experience?
“Our Traders Point High School Students loved serving! We can’t wait to come back!”
If you are looking for summer and spring projects for your church group, organization or students, please consider FHL community.
In 2018, FHL trained and incubated 3 more Missional Food Pantries.
Through the 7 FHL Network of Missional Food Pantries: • 257 SALVATIONS; 9 BAPTISMS • approximately prayed for 5000+ people • 1179+ unique families were served • 14,400+ bags of groceries were given
In February and March, two churches will be trained to open a missional food pantry.
On behalf of FHL leaders, staff, advocates and volunteers, I thank God for your prayers, encouragement and contribution. The food insecure are being fed, more volunteers are being mobilized and more people are walking from food pantries beyond just bags of food. The measurement of our success is not in terms of how many people we served, although that’s important, but how many lives were changed.
Once again, thank you for your continued prayers and support.