Love Feast Feeding Ministry
Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey and goes through numerous urban issues, homelessness being the most rampant of them all. Of all the homeless people in Essex County, New Jersey nearly 90% are living in Newark, NJ alone and not all of them have a shelter. Therefore, every night hundreds of people are living on the streets. According to the Point In Time Count, there are 938 homeless people living in Newark and they are also accompanied by nearly 504 children which clearly define the extent to which the city is confronted with a homeless problem. However, the data is expected to be an undercount as there are many more people living in this region who may not be counted in. Some estimates suggest that the number of homeless in Newark alone could be 3899 including children as well as adults.
The Bible says these words to us in Matthew 25:34-36
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For 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, 36 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.’
Here at St. Matthew’s we are called to minister to our brothers and sisters in need. We will serve 3,250 meals in these last weeks of 2021 and in 2022 our goal is to serve 13,000 meals to those who are in need. We can’t do this without your help. With your help we can ensure that everyone we meet feels a sense of love, hope, dignity, and belonging. Would you partner with the St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church and help us share the love of Christ by making a financial contribution to help individuals and families to be able to eat a delicious healthy meal? With your help, we can make a difference in Newark, NJ and beyond.
Please select you level of giving below.
_____ $8,164 Sponsor a family to eat for a year.
_____ $2,600 Sponsor an individual to eat for a year.
_____ $628 Sponsor a family to eat for a month.
_____ $200 Sponsor an individual to eat for a month.
_____ $157 Sponsor a family to eat for a week.
_____ $50 Sponsor an individual to eat for a week.
_____ $31 Sponsor a family to eat for a day.
_____ $10 Sponsor an individual to eat for a day.
_____ other amount
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church is accepting monetary donations at this time to feed the hungry in our community! If you are willing to donate, you can do so by mail (please put "Feeding Ministry" in the memo line of your check). The church address is 283 South Orange Ave. Newark, NJ 07103 or you can make a donation at the link below
Give Today To Help Us Help Those In Need!
For 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.’
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