Our mission is to serve Jesus by serving people. We are a Christian community outreach organization with a food pantry, clothing closet and other benevolence services. In 2010 we took over the management of and changed the name of the Malakoff Food Pantry to Faith In Action Outreach because it is our goal to show the love of Jesus Christ by meeting the needs of people in His name. Our mission, rooted in James 2:26, "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also," is not just to give a hungry person a box of food, but to share the "Bread of Life" with each and every person who comes through our doors.
Since we began in September 2010, we have served 1641 households consisting of 5506 individuals with food. Some of these clients come monthly, and some have only come one or two times. We have given literally a ton of clothing to individuals in need -- all free of charge. We have "filled in the gap" for medicine for people who would have otherwise had to choose between medicine or paying their utility bill. We have also helped folks with gasoline so they can go to work or to the doctor. We have hugged, laughed, cried, prayed and encouraged people. But, the most exciting thing of all is that we have seen people come to know Jesus as their personal Savior!
We are doing as Jesus commands by putting our faith into action to improve the quality of life for widows, orphans, senior citizens , single parent homes and grandparents raising grandchildren. It is our aim to provide assistance to anyone in need, but it is our ultimate goal that they would first come to know Christ, and to become independent, productive members of the community.
We exist by the grace of God and by individual, church and corporate donors. All donations are tax deductible. We will happily provide full disclosure of our financial statements to our contributors.