Manna & Hope Food Ministry
"Manna & Hope" is a new food ministry of Willow Glen United Methodist Church, started by Linda Yépiz and Gina Libbee. Each week, Gina and Linda purchase, prepare and distribute hot homemade breakfast burritos and fresh coffee to homeless encampments along the Guadalupe River. Though we pride ourselves on bringing good, healthy, hot homemade food to those in need (the "Manna" part of the ministry), our primary goal is to give our brothers and sisters in the streets a sense of hope. Through consistency and follow-through, prayers and hugs, and a humble breakfast of burritos and coffee, our goal is to impart the feeling that what is wanted can be had, and no one should have to try and get there alone. That is the "Hope" part of our ministry.
To support this ministry, we gladly and gratefully accept cash donations (checks should be made payable to WGUMC). Or, you can give online at give.wgumc.org
and selecting "We Care Manna and Hope." Your $20 donation will feed 40 people. Please make sure that all contributions are clearly designated with either "Manna & Hope" or "Food Ministry" in the memo). You can also help with donations of eggs, grated cheese, gas cards, socks, and coffee (grounds, stirrers, cups). Please drop these by during office hours -- perishables go into the bottom left-hand side of the big refrigerator, socks, gift cards, etc. may be left in the workroom.
If you have any questions regarding what we do, please contact Linda via text, phone or email at (408) 256-2121 or