Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is a nonprofit meal program in Minnesota, serving hot meals to those in need. In 2013, they served over 350,000 nutritious meals. Mizpah UCC serves once a month.
The Loaves and Fishes vision is that all people, regardless of socioeconomic, cultural or ethnic background deserve to meet their basic needs for food, dignity and respect. It is only then that self-esteem and empowerment can move individuals to independence.
Mizpah UCC serves once a month and recently celebrated our 30th year of service in participation with this organization.
The fourth Tuesday of each month we pay for those in need to do their laundry, including the detergent! We know that for some members of the community, this is a great help. It's hard to go to school or get an interview without clean clothes.
ResourceWest, a responsive community-based organization, assists people and strengthens the west metro community through collaborative programs and connections to resources.
Its services focus on stabilizing households by addressing basic needs; and supporting households in making changes that will lead to self-sufficiency. They work with clients to overcome challenges in obtaining housing or employment.
Mizpah UCC has been a long-time partner with ResourceWest in fund-raising and obtaining winter clothing and school supplies for them.
ICA - Foodshelf
ICA, Intercongregation Communities Association, has been in existence for 40 years. Their clients are your neighbors who find themselves struggling to make ends meet. Most clients work, but do not make enough money to cover the basic needs of their families. The ICA offers food, employment assistance and financial assistance.
Mizpah has been a long-time supporter and participant in this vital mission in the SW Suburbs.