Our goal with the Hunger Initiative is to have an effective, powerful, and meaningful mission effort to serve those facing food insecurity locally and around the world.
UNDERSTAND | ENGAGE | DEVELOP | FOSTER
UCOM HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
UCOM, one of our community partners in the Hunger Initiative locally, is collecting items for their Holiday Bag food drive. Families will receive these holiday bags for both the Thankgsiving and Christmas holidays. Join us in supporting our neighbors facing food insecurity. DOWNLOAD the Holiday Bag list here for full donation details.
We seek to understand and engage more fully in current hunger initiatives with UCOM, Sulzbacher, and Hunger Fight. Participate in congregational education regarding hunger locally and globally. We will work to develop and foster a relationship with a global mission partner that focuses on a wholistic approach to hunger.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Sulzbacher is the only place in Northeast Florida where anyone who is hungry can receive a nutritious meal 2 times a day, 365 days a year.
Our volunteers serve on a rotating basis to help make and serve meals to the guests at Sulzbacher Center.
United Community Outreach Ministry is an association of Southside churches who have come together to meet the needs of the community through food drives.
HAB partners with UCOM by volunteering at the food bank, conducting food drives, participating in meals on wheels program and local fundraising events.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We have teams of cooks that serve three times per year preparing the meals at Sulzbacher Center. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Meet at Sulzbacher from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month your team is assigned to cook. Serve volunteers meet from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the center.
UCOM is also always in need of volunteers to stock shelves and assist guests when they come for support. Another great way to serve is to volunteer one day a month to distribute MEALS ON WHEELS.
Bag Lunch Ministry Every day, members of our local homeless community come to the HAB office knowing that they will receive a kind word and a smile, a bagged lunch, and an opportunity to sit down with volunteers who are willing to listen and find ways to assist them in breaking the cycle of food insecurity and homelessness. To learn more about this ministry, please call 904-396-7745.
Pictured: Volunteers serving at Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless