“Protect the rights of all those who are poor, helpless & needy (Prov. 31:8-9)
This year, the Campaign Against Summer Hunger returned for its 6th year.
For many, the sounds of the last school bell represent months of carefree outdoor activities and time with family. But for kids who depend on school meal programs, that last school bell could signal the start of three long, hungry months at home with a bare pantry.
In Sarasota County, nearly 50 % of children participate in the free and reduced meal programs at school. When you include younger siblings, who are not yet in the school system this percentage grows significantly..
So, when school ends for the summer, how do these children find the help they need?
All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger has become our community’s strongest line of defense against child hunger. Last year, 203 partners and programs worked together to provide 35,947 children with almost 2.7 million meals. With the compassionate help of donors, volunteers and community partners, the food bank is determined to reach even more children, with more nutritious food.
Summer hunger is a problem we can solve together.
Help ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK feed our neighbors! Throughout the Summer months, MMOJ will be tithing each week. You too can contribute. Deposit a check in the collection indicating that it is for All Faiths Food Bank. They need your generosity.
Our mission is to care for the poor and needy. We do this as a community and individually!
Members of Mary Mother of Jesus work with Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (S.U.R.E.) an organization made up of 19 congregations unite to form a powerful voice to press for necessary change in the Sarasota like affordable housing for low income and restorative justice practices in schools in place of out of school suspensions.
Our pastoral care members visit the sick and elderly to offer comfort and liturgy.
Bishop Bridget Mary’s daily ministry is to feed the homeless. Our members also support this ministry by contributing to feeding the hungry and housing the homeless. We, also, work with other faith communities to present and discuss topics that divide us, God’s beloved, and search for ways to create unity and equity.