Team members: Mark Barnes, John Bruton, Sarah Martin, Ron Scott, Kimberly Snipes, Megan Wies

Project Mission

Provide additional capacity with new partners and food products for CAB’s mission, raise awareness of their services, and increase their visibility in the community.

Project Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial financial impact on many Midlands residents. During these times, many have had to rely on organizations like Christian Assistance Bridge (CAB) to help meet the urgent needs of food or emergency financial assistance.

This project will support the education and promotion of CAB services to marginalized populations within specific zip codes. This work includes formal outreach to area churches and employers to join their network which will add additional diverse partners in minority-based churches, raise additional sources for food products, and to educate and refer potential clients to CAB.

CAB has been extremely successful reaching out and caring for individuals in need. During 2021, CAB’s volunteers and generous partners facilitated:

  • Distribution of over 81,798 pounds of food
  • Assistance to over 1,200 families
  • Interim financial support to 123 families to keep lights, water and housing

CAB currently provides food for anyone seeking its help and financial assistance within zip codes 29016, 29229, 29045 and 29130.

Project Objectives

  • Increase the number of minority churches who are a part of the network supporting CAB and its mission
  • Initiate and participate in a food drive to build visibility and add additional resources to the food bank services provided by CAB
  • Use the food drive to promote CAB’s services and increase their visibility in the communities they serve

Additional Benefits

  • Build long term relationships with more diverse churches in the communities they serve
  • Develop stronger communities by many partners working to solve joint needs
  • Persons in need will be better served