In 2001, Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church recognized a need within the community. That need was supplying food for the hungry families. With the help of 3 volunteers, Saint Matthew’s Food Bank was established. In 2005, the church determined that the food bank had grown to a capacity that needed to be independent from the church and become a secular organization.
Matthew’s Crossing was formed and became a 501(c)(3) community based non-profit organization serving the working poor. From its humble beginnings of serving 800 people in its first year, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank currently serves over 124,000 people in need each year, with the help and dedication of over 70 regular volunteers and 150 seasonal volunteers working to fulfill its mission.
In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for so many, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
It’s time to educate ourselves about the causes and unite in the fight against hunger. Will you join us?