Food Programs | UMCM Suncoast

Food Programs

Collaborative Food Pantries

To meet the emergency food needs of those who find themselves unable to purchase groceries due to financial problems, we support many local food pantries. The pantries are staffed by volunteers from the host churches or host organizations and supported financially by UMCM, the host locations and/or…

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Creative Solutions  The Fresh Initiatives Supply Hub (FISH) is UMCM’s bridge program. It connects local pantries with infrastructure and support; traditional supplemental food programs with innovative, sustainable efforts; and creates a common thread between the other UMCM food programs to provide…

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Meal Gap Programs

Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids addresses the issue of weekend hunger for children receiving free and reduced lunch. With approximately 10-15% of all children eligible for free or reduced school meals designated as chronically hungry, this is a vital program that pairs churches with a local school…

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Doug Brown Street Ministry

UMCM Suncoast provides evening meals and volunteer staff for St. Vincent de Paul’s, located in St. Petersburg, everyday through the Doug Brown Street Ministry. Want to get involved? WHO: Groups of 10-12 to purchase, cook, and serve a meal – and meet some wonderful people! WHERE: St. Vincent de Paul’s,…

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