We are asking you to consider “adopting” the Food Pantry, by committing to underwrite our food expense for one week at a cost of $575.

During the flood of 2008, Olivet Mission suffered financial damages of nearly $275,000. With the generous assistance of many individuals, businesses, and churches, as well as eventual assistance from FEMA, we were able to rebuild and reopen the Mission within three months. The entire rebuilding process took three years. At the end of that time, we not only had all the facilities and programs back up and running, but we had been made financially whole. Truly a miracle!

However, the need was still there, and stronger than ever. In another difficult but crucial decision, we came to the conclusion that we would not turn away our neighbors who were hungry, while we sat with money in the bank. The decision was made to continue distributing food as it was needed, even if we had to purchase food to do so. We felt, at that time, that if we were meant to do this, the supply would be there.

The difficulty is that we have not been able to establish a stable, consistent funding source. As a result, we operated the Food Pantry at a $26,500.00 deficit in 2016. We obviously cannot continue to do this.

We are asking you to consider “adopting” the Food Pantry, by committing to underwrite our food expense for one week at a cost of $575. Due to our ability to leverage monetary donations via the HACAP Food Reservoir, each dollar donated results in over $17.00 of food being distributed. Last year, this amounted to over 21,000 individuals being served. In exchange, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that as many as 500 people directly benefited from your generosity. We need your help to continue providing for thousands of local people. If you as an individual, or family, or a club or organization you are involved in, feel called to help 200+ families in a real, tangible way, please email erica@olivetmission.org to get your week secured!!! Thank you for helping Olivet Mission continue to stand in the gap for our neighbors in need.

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