COVID-19 Missions Response
Ways to Serve
United Against Poverty/UP Orlando has been designated an official drop-off site for items needed for the community to face the CoVid 19 health crisis. You can see a list of needed items on the flyer below. In addition to the items listed on the flyer, they are also anticipating a rise in requests for food, straining their busy emergency food pantry. We will be collecting non-perishable food items to meet the needs of our community. All donated items may be dropped directly at UP Orlando (see flyer) or in the Red Bin at the Circle Drive Sun-Fri.
Family Promise guests were due to join us the week of June 28 – July 5 but due to social distancing protocol, and with thanks to our Hannah Group for financial support, families will continue to be housed in a local hotel. But we can still show radical hospitality by feeding them! Three ways you can help:
- Donate grocery item for 1 family
- Prepare dinner for the group
- Provide grocery gift cards
With all the social distancing and quarantining taking place, blood donations have fallen drastically! We have many loyal blood donors in our Church Family so we are encouraging all who are comfortable to find a way to donate by tracking the Big Red Bus (oneblood.org) or by visiting our local One Blood Center, 2242 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792. Your gift gives life!
There is also an urgent need for those willing to help serve meals to our homeless neighbors with Daily Bread at Christian Service Center! See note below for changes to the serving process. Please contact Amy Bryant at [email protected] if you would like to help serve!
(Note: All meals will be plated in the kitchen in to-go containers and then will be distributed by their staff outside to comply with recommended social distancing guidelines. There will be very limited (if any) volunteer contact with our guests. We will continue to serve outside until further notice.)
Society of St. Andrew
Great family fun that helps our local food pantries! If your family needs a break from distance learning, join the Society of St. Andrew as they help get food from the fields to the tables in central Florida. This awesome organization needs volunteers to help glean “left over crops” to get this beautiful produce into the homes of those in need. There are projects all over the area – find one that suits your schedule!