As summer begins, Community Ministries is paying close attention to the people behind newly released poverty data. Alabama Possible’s “Barriers to Prosperity” Data Sheet 2021 reports that 16.2% of Jefferson County residents struggle below the poverty thresholds (1 person, $13,000 annual income; 4 people, $26,172 annual income). Of our neighbors and beloved families we serve who are struggling in poverty, 22.5% (or approximately 150,730) are children, and 20% of Jefferson County children are food insecure (14.4% total number of people in Jefferson County are food insecure).
Get involved and help IPC Community Ministries provide extra support for our vulnerable, food insecure and temporarily unhoused neighbors:
First Light Shelter for Homeless Women and Children
IPC is providing and serving supper for 30 women and children at First Light, June 20-26. We are in need of volunteers and supper for: Sunday, June 20 (yes, it’s Father’s Day), Friday 25, and Saturday, June 26.
You CLICK HERE for more information about serving and to find a link to sign up. Elise Warren is Chairperson of our Homelessness and Housing Sub-committee, and she will also be glad to assist you with questions. Connect with her at (205) 933-3725.
IPC Blessings Boxes
Help us keep our “everyday items” stocked this summer.
Our biggest needs for the summer:
- Canned meats
- Peanut butter
- Water bottles and Gatorade (individual sizes)
- Fruit cups
- Pop-top canned fruit and soups
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Laundry detergent (small)
- Pet food (small bags & cans for dogs and cats)
You may drop in the baskets or bring to 31st Street entrance.
Thank you for your extra compassion and quick response!