**Due to COVID19, all volunteers & clients are required to follow CDC guidelines**
Holy Scripture teaches us ‘Meeting Needs, Sharing Christ’ is synonymous. God’s Word throughout scripture, commands us to minister to the poor, to help them, and care for them. It is our joy and blessing to serve Bay County in these areas.
God has blessed and expanded His work by allowing us to become one of the largest food pantries in the county, providing food and clothing to hundreds of people each week. In November of 2012, we moved into the Center of Hope building, enabling us to expand in scope the amount of food, clothing and pregnancy care.
We minister to people giving dignity, confidentiality, and encouragement as Jesus commanded in Matthew 25:34-40. We give generously, without any bias or prejudice in any area of age, imparity, color, nationality, gender or religion. None of our workers receive any monetary compensation or salary…. all serve for the joy of helping others.
In 2020, we served 14,372 families, which consisted of 48,480 people. This amount of people required a total of 1,596,399 pounds of food.
We receive food from USDA and from Feeding the Gulf Coast. Supplying this amount of food each year requires substantial resources. We rely on monetary donations each year to pay our food purchases and operating expenses which exceed $100,000.00 per year. You give…. we give!
How can you help?
Stop by and let us give you a tour of our facilities at 3101A W. Hwy 98, located in the Center of Hope building, with entry on West 17thStreet. Hours of operation are M-F 8:30AM-11:30AM. We will show you firsthand what happens at the Benevolence Ministry.
We would love for you to join us for one or more mornings a week and become part of the Benevolence Ministry team. You will be blessed!
We need volunteers:
We are open for clients Monday through Friday 8:30am - 11:30am.
Pick a day and come serve with us!
Come by for a personal tour and see what we do.