Homeless Mission Needs

Each first Friday of the month a group from StJoeCofC go to Ft. Wayne and provide a meal to the homeless through the mission The Blessed Portion Ministry.

The items needed for the Friday night meal, to serve 150-200 people, are: sturdy plates, napkin/paper towels, to-go containers (talk to Jen, Jason or Vicki) and aluminum foil. Monetary donations to help fulfill costs of food and supplies also. 

Below is a list of items needed to for the men through this mission.

Clothing: Men’s Clothing, Men’s Shoes, Men’s Boots, Socks, Men’s underwear, jackets

Shelter: Sleeping bags, Blankets, Big thick black trash bags, tarps, tents

Toiletries/Health Items: Toilet paper, Baby wipes, Hygiene items, Cough Drops, Chap Stick, finger nail clippers, combs, brushes, razors, shaving creams, bug spray, poison ivy medicine, Advil, Tylenol,

Food/Water: Pop-top canned goods, Water, individually wrapped snacks (pop tarts, cookies, crackers, soft granola bars, etc), Instant coffee, Low dollar food gift cards, fresh fruit,

Books: Christian devotionals, Bibles, word search books, crossword puzzle books, history books or magazines

Misc.:Batteries of all sizes, Fort Wayne Bus passes , Small radios, Reading glasses, Small Flashlights, Candles, Adult sized book bags, Gift certificates to thrift stores or grocery stores to help buy what we don’t get donated, 7×7 tents, thick comforters, sternos, THICK black trash bags, candles, Bibles, NA books, AA Books, men’s watches, men’s wallets, ponchos, book bags, toilet paper, brown or camo colored tarps, 5.00 fast food gift cards, all day bus passes.

Nights are starting to get cooler. Staying warm is key. So if your cleaning out your closets here are some needs: 



~BLANKETS, sleeping bags, tarps, tents

~MENS 10, 11, 12 tennis shoes/boots

~napkins, paper towels, paper plates, unscented baby wipes
~Devotion Book- Jesus Is Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence
If you are able to provide any of these items please bring them to the church and place them in the adult classroom, or bring them through the week to the church office. If you have any questions about this great mission of love, please contact Jason & Vicki Holman or Rod & Jen Laux.
These items can also be brought to the church and they will be taken to the mission.
To visit Blessed Portions website, click here.