We invite you to participate in reaching out to others as we seek to step into God's emerging future for Foley UMC. We believe God is calling us to reach out to those in our community who are experiencing loss or who are struggling at this time. We will strive to keep this page updated as we discover needs. Please note that you may also visit foleyumc.org/give as Foley UMC is using our missions budget to partner with local organizations to help meet community needs.
Please scroll all the way through--needs are listed by date needed with ongoing needs at the end. Thank you for partnering with us as we seek to put love into action.
April 21-May 31, 2020 Fill the Truck Food Drop
The Young Families of Foley UMC are spearheading a food drive to assist Foley Elementary School families who are in need of food. The guidance counselor at the school has asked for our help in feeding families who have critical needs. She is in direct contact and will put the food in the hands of the families with the needs. Our job is to collect the food and deliver items to the school where it will be sanitized and given to the families. Our goal is to fill a truck full of food every week from now til May 31.
We will have drop off bins behind the Spirit Center (outside the kitchen doors) for you to safely drop off bags or boxes of food every day between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We invite you to order extra food each week in your own grocery order or pick up extra items if you are out shopping. You can place bags of food in the bins and the bins will be emptied throughout the day for safekeeping. Please follow all recommended safety precautions for yourself. If you are not comfortable dropping off the food to the church, you may text or call Jenni Simonson (251-213-1194), Michelle Stanley (251-752-0605), or Marti Messick (251-554-3304) and they will make arrangements to come pick up the items from your front porch, carport, etc.
What items are needed? Nonperishable food items (no non-food items at this time) for quick meals for a family. See list for suggested items.
If you would like to help but are unable to get groceries, you can give financially online. Foley UMC will be augmenting the food donations through our missions budget.
This is what it looks like to fill a truck with food! Help us fill the truck every week from now until May 31!
May 1-July 1, Hygiene Kits Partnership
City Hope, Liberty, Forward, Foley UMC, and Genesis churches are partnering to meet a need in our own community.
Ecumenical Ministries has expressed a need for Hygiene Kits. The hope is we can come together and provide a total of 1000 Hygiene Kits that will be distributed to Ecumenical Ministries in Foley, Family First Transitional Housing, and Read the Red in Elberta. We will collect kits from May 1st to July 1st.
What goes in a kit? Please place the following items in a one gallon ziplock bag. The cost will be somewhere under $20.
Bar of soap
Stick of deodorant
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Small Shampoo and Conditioner
Small dish soap
A small note that lets the person know you are praying for them during this season of their life.
We will collect the Hygiene Kits behind the Spirit Center in a bin (just like the non-perishable food items for the elementary school). The bin will be monitored and items taken inside throught the day. Please drop off between 7 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
May 23-June 27, 2020 Milk Giveaway
Free milk giveaway each Saturday from May 23 through June 27! Follow directions in parking lot for drive through giveaway. This is not need-based; feel free to come pick up milk to share with neighbors. Saturday at 9:00 a.m. until noon or until supplies run out. To help with expenses for this giveaway, visit foleyumc.org/give.
Ongoing Ecumenical Food Needs
Ecumenical Ministries is accepting donations by appointment. Please contact them at 251-943-3445 if you would like to donate canned goods, snacks, and other non-perishable food items. They have requested any food items that you can get, but snacks for children are especially needed now. At this time, we are asking that you no longer bring food items to our pantry blessing box at the church, but take items directly to Ecumenical Ministries at 102 W. Spruce Ave., Foley, AL. Be sure to call 251-943-3445 first to set up a drop-off time. You may also contact them if you are in need of assistance.
Immediate Needs: Kids snacks, spaghetti sauce, mac-n-cheese, tuna, tuna helper
Ongoing Blood Drive
LifeSouth is holding a blood drives in our area. Please consider donating to help increase short blood supplies. LifeSouth is asking that you schedule your blood donation by visiting their website. They currently have drives scheduled for Foley, Orange Beach, Robertsdale, Fairhope, and Daphne in our area and additional drives are added regularly. They are using extra precautions to prevent exposure to COVID-19. Please do not schedule if you are sick or have been exposed to someone with the virus.