In this time of COVID-19, the demand for food has never been so high. Food banks are feeding unprecedented numbers of families, and nonperishable foods are more difficult to come by. Volunteers are in short supply, as well. Help us bless our ministry partners, like MDPC Fuente Food Pantry, Kids' Meals, and Houston Food Bank. Below are opportunities to donate, as well as give of your time.
Literally a Ton of food...
2,642 pounds of food were collected by MDPC for the East Spring Branch Food Pantry food drive. Thank you, MDPC!
How you can Help
MDPC Fuente Food Pantry
Our own Food Pantry has teamed up with the Village Police to collect food for the pantry’s families they serve and the need is great. Visit the link below for details on the Fuente Food Drive. To volunteer in the pantry, contact Hilda Reyes at 713-269-7543 or .
God Is Good All the Time...All the Time, God Is Good.
On Saturday, May 9, a delivery truck pulled into the parking lot near the food pantry. The driver of the truck had been a former client of the Fuente Food Pantry when he moved from Cuba several years ago. During that time, Fuente blessed him with food and assistance to help him get on his feet. Now this man owns his own trucking business, and he had a serendipitous delivery for the Food Pantry. Due to a an ordering snafu, the grocery items were not able to go to their intended location, and the supplier asked the truck driver if he knew of a place to donate the goods. He did - and our Food Pantry received additional nourishment for hungry Houstonians!
MAM (Memorial Assistance Ministries)
On Monday, May 11, MAM returns to a limited reopening of the Resale Store, and needs temporary volunteer help in the store and warehouse. You can choose 3 hour shifts, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, or 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Individuals, friends, youth groups, scout troops, Sunday school classes, or others who can donate some time on a temporary basis are welcome and needed.
Volunteers should be 16 or older (but not over age 65) and free of any immuno-compromising conditions. Masks, sanitizers, plexiglass shields, and social distancing will be in place. Click the button below to sign up online or email MAM volunteer coordinator Stephanie Tippitt at .
MAM has continued assistance remotely for employment services; basic needs; mental health counseling; case management; financial education and coaching; and immigration and legal services. Also ESL and citizenship classes through virtual classrooms.
Proceeds from the Resale Store make up about 35% of MAM’s annual revenues to support all of these programs, including COVID-19 Relief.
Kids Meals’ number served daily has risen dramatically. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday in the kitchen and warehouse, and as delivery drivers. You can also make emergency meal packs at home and drop off at KM. To volunteer, register at the link below.
ECHOS, one of MDPC's partners, is a health, social, and educational community services ministry and food pantry that has seen a large increase in needs since the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Volunteers are needed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings to bag and distribute food, and help put it in trunks as cars drive through. Safety precautions in place are masks, gloves, aprons, and face shields provided for all volunteers.
Questions? Contact Kathy Eckhardt at or 713-270-0369.
We Need an Army of Sew-ers!
MDPC is collecting face masks to build up an inventory to fulfill requests coming in. If you have a sewing machine and would like to make some face masks at home we will email you the simple pattern with a supply list and all the details.
Note: You don't need to go out and buy fabric. Use bed sheets or other tightly-woven cotton.
Finished masks can be dropped off in the collection box inside the church entrance on Blalock.
Houston Food Bank
The largest food bank in the country remains open for business and continues to rely on volunteers daily. There are abundant measures being taken to protect volunteers, so please consider helping! Register to volunteer at the link below, or contact
if you have questions.
Contact Jan Roe, MDPC Local Outreach Director, with questions: , 713-490-9552