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Hunger Initiatives

We care about those who cannot obtain adequate food for themselves. With an overall poverty rate of 25 percent, Philadelphia is the poorest big city (population over one million) in the country.  Areas like West Philadelphia and Chester now are the second poorest and hungriest in the entire United States.

Mother's Day Infant Formula and Baby Food Collection. Through the month of May. Help homeless women and children at ECS St. Barnabas Mission. Similar Advanced or other formula and put in hunger collection bins around the church and education building.

Broad Street Ministry: Breaking Bread. May 13, 10:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Serve lunch to homeless and hungry. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Casserole Blitz. Saturdays, May 20, and June 10, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for this family friendly event where we prepare nutritious casseroles to be delivered to Philadelphia area food cupboards and homeless shelters. This event is held monthly September through June. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Brother’s Place. Sat., May 20, 10:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Volunteers needed to serve lunch at Our Brother’s Place homeless shelter. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committee Liaison Brunch. Sun., May 21, 11:15 a.m., Congregational Hall. A gathering of leaders from many of the organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. All are welcome to join this informative event. This is your opportunity to find out why those white hunger envelopes are in the pews every week!! Free of charge but registration is requested. Carol Schmidt

Examples of ways you can join us in the fight against hunger include:

  • Donate a casserole to the freezers in our Ministries Center, where they are stored prior to delivery to soup kitchens
  • Bring non-perishable food items to church to help stock emergency food cupboards
  • Participate in a Saturday casserole blitz - all ages are welcome to help us meet our goal of 1600 casserole donations per year
  • Contribute through the Hunger envelopes in our church pew racks
  • Participate in the Philadelphia “Walk Against Hunger”
  • Join BMPC’s Hunger Committee, which meets monthly to plan and organize efforts such as these

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BMPC Hunger Committee: agency annual update form.

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