What Do the Poor Need?

At the start of this poverty series we defined physical poverty as “the state or condition where individuals or families lack the financial resources to meet basic needs”. To conclude this series we’re going to take a look at some of these basic physical needs and share how our partnering agencies help.

Three Basic Needs:



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Food, Clothing and Shelter

Open Door Mission

Open Door Mission is a Christian Rescue Mission founded to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of the impoverished and homeless men, women and children of Rochester by restoring hope and changing lives. This unique ministry helps to meet all three of the above basic needs by providing hot and cold meals, clothes, and a place to sleep.

What Can You Do?

Consider helping to serve an evening meal, or help with any of the other opportunities found by clicking here.

Mission : Share

Mission share has ministries to help provide both clothing and food. The clothing closet and food pantry are open about three days a week.

What Can You Do?

Consider helping to sort and display clothing donations for the clothing closet or help with the other opportunities found here: http://northridgeserves.com/missionshare/

Rochester Family Mission

RFM also has a food distribution ministry that is open Mondays and Wednesdays for two hours each day. Each time the pantry is open they serve between 30-50 families.

What Can You Do?

Consider helping to transport and sort food for RFM’s food distribution ministry or help in any of the other ways found here: http://northridgeserves.com/rfm/

Email agencyrep.northridge@gmail.com to get involved.