Frequently-Asked Questions

How is City Mission Ministries Organized?
An independent volunteer board of directors governs City Mission Ministries; the president/CEO serves as chairman, oversees the head office and staff, and is accountable to the board. Each City Mission is a subsidiary of City Mission Ministries, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. The director of each mission is responsible for its staffing and successful operation.

What are your greatest needs?
Glad you asked! Here are a few things we urgently need:

  • Donated food (non-perishable and perishable such as eggs and milk)
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, 8-oz cups)
  • Cleaning supplies (dish soap, bleach)
  • Hygiene supplies (small containers of soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste)
  • Cargo van
  • Box truck

Are you supported by the government?
No. There are often strings attached to government funds that would inhibit our ability to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with our guests. So we do not accept government funds of any kind—city, county, state, or federal.

Are you affiliated with a local church?
No. We are an independent faith-based Christian nonprofit organization. As such, we cooperate and partner with churches of all denominations.

Who are your supporters and sponsors?
We are not sponsored by any organization. We are supported by individuals, businesses and churches and a limited number of foundations. (Here’s a partial list.)

How long have you been operating?
City Mission Ministries has been serving the needs of the hungry, seniors, the homeless, and the poor since September of 1997.

Do you have a residential recovery program?
No. Strict local regulations have made it impractical for us to have a residential recovery program. Instead, we feed the hungry, help the poor and needy, and provide spiritual guidance to everyone who comes to us. And then we refer those who need long-term help to our excellent network of residential program providers.

How can I help?
There are many opportunities to help! We need people who can help prepare food, process donations, pack and distribute food boxes, sort clothing, clean and garden, repair and maintain vehicles, conduct food drives, and much more. Find out more here.

What forms of monetary donations do you accept?
We accept donations by cash,credit cards, money orders and personal checks.