The Matthew 25 Project Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit ministry of Faith United Methodist Church. We primarily serve at-risk communities in East Orlando with a wide range of programs. From food distribution to counseling and immigration services, our vision is to be a source of hope for our community.
It is estimated that over 360,000 people live in poverty in Metro Orlando. That is 1 out of every 6 people living in Orlando are living under the poverty line (19%).
It is also estimated that Orlando’s immigrant population will continue to rise over the next several years. In fact, since 1990 the total percentage of the immigrant population has doubled in Orlando to date. These challenges in population changes bring a unique opportunity to churches in the Orlando metro area. One of the biggest hardships to such a growing immigrant population is the need for churches to provide low-cost immigration services to both individuals and families. Most immigrant families live under the poverty line in our city, making services like this a must to any church that is looking to be relevant in the Orlando metro area.
It is Faith UMC’s vision to address these needs directly via our Matthew 25 Project. Faith UMC, together with its partners, will deliver free food, free counseling programs, and low-cost immigration assistance to East Orlando’s high-risk immigrant communities.