St. Matthew’s House started out because of a Bible Verse. In 1988, 7 churches and a synagogue in Collier county were inspired by Matthew 25:35 which reads: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
On average, St. Matthew’s staff and volunteers prepare 60 meals per day to feed anyone who is homeless and/or hungry, totaling more than 20,000 meals served each year.
The facility has never missed a day of serving meals in over 25 years. Justin’s Place Feeding Ministry continues to feed the homeless hungry and need of our own community underneath a protective awning that shields diners from the intense southwest Florida elements.
This February, we at Faith want to make a difference in the lives of the homeless of Collier County by having a food drive. The following items are being requested:
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Mac & Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Please bring your donation to Faith Lutheran Church in the Narthex anytime during the month of February so we can serve Christ by serving others.