Hunger Never Takes a Summer Vacation

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
  • Jelly 
  • Water bottles and Gatorade (individual sizes)
  • Fruit cups
  • Pop-top canned fruit and soups
  • Toothbrushes/paste
  • Deodorant
  • 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!