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MISSION STATEMENT

Extend Christian charity to the less fortunate members of our community through the operation of a Food Bank and Clothes Closet.

HISTORY

 The Missionary Ministry was founded by Ms. Lillie Green and Rev. Lucas. It started as a Burial Association to provide financial assistance with burial expenses. 

 

Through the years, the ministry flourished under the leadership of past presidents: Laura Johnson, Annie Nickens, Gracie Edney, Ruth DeLoatch, and Marie Griffin. The ministry started the Thanksgiving Dinner program in 1978 and sponsored various programs to raise funds to support widows and single parents during the Christmas season. 

 

In 2003, a Food Bank was established under the leadership of Mrs. Marie Griffin. As a registered food bank agency of the Southeastern Virginia Food Bank, the ministry distributes food on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. A Clothes Closet was established in June 2007 to provide gently used clothing free of charge to the less fortunate members of our community. The Dress for Success project assists members of our community who are re-entering the workforce or seeking employment and cannot afford to purchase appropriate business attire.  

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Matthew 25:35-36

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