Here are some of the services we provide to our community:
1- Food Pantry:
The hope of The Matthew 25 Project’s food pantry is to provide emergency assistance to our neighbors that are food insecure. We serve somewhere between 30-50 families each week by providing to their physical needs items such as canned goods, water, and day-old bread from local bakeries. We also provide clothing and hygiene products as they are available.
There is a brief worship service at 12:30pm, just before the food pantry, that people are welcome to attend if they desire.
The food pantry is open every Thursday from 1:00-2:00pm AT FAITH UMC ORLANDO. 1411 Dean Road. Orlando, Florida 32825.
2- Immigration Services:
Via the ‘Know You Rights’ seminars, general information will be communicated to our community. This information serves the public, including our local schools. These seminars will seek to serve around 10 to 25 people. Seminars are about 1 hr. training with both printed material (which we have translated to about 20 languages) and “Q and A” sessions that states and clarifies the facts about immigrants’ rights.
Volunteers will assist families in filling out and notarizing essential guardianship status forms to help a head of house appoint guardians to take care of their children (both for school and medical purposes).
The Seminar is open every other month. Call for details.
3- Counseling Services:
Working with our “at risk community”, Faith UMC, provides a safe environment for people to work through real life situations.
People in need of counseling services are encouraged to call the Church at (407) 275-1771. You can also contact one of our team members via email HERE.
4- Financial counseling services:
Via Savingforhope.org, one of our partners, we offer free financial education to young families, young adults and kids. The free information is found online, and it is accessible to people from all walks of life.
For more info visit: savingforhope.org.