Greater Richmond Interfaith Program
GRIP is a community outreach, advocacy and homelessness prevention organization encompassing over forty-one member congregations. Together, we work to address critical issues of human dignity and social justice that affect the poor, the homeless and the disenfranchised. GRIP’s three core initiatives include: providing food, shelter and supportive services to help homeless individuals and families make the transition to self-sufficiency. Open Door UMC volunteers serve meals regularly at GRIP’s Souper Center; and lead “Let’s Knit,” a weekly knitting group for kids and moms. www.gripcommunity.org
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano – Let’s Grow Richmond!
We are involved in the Food Bank’s ongoing “donor-drive.” We take green reusable shopping bags, fill with non-perishables and deliver to the Food Pantry once a month. If you’d like to get involved, pick up a green bag from the church office, fill and bring it to Worship first Sundays of Jun/Aug/Oct/Dec/Feb.
Richmond Emergency Food Pantry
The Pantry feeds more than 42,000 individuals annually throughout Richmond and West Contra Costa County. They are a completely volunteer run organization. ECUMC donates money and food several times throughout the year collected through food drives and special offerings. www.refp.org
Reconciling Ministries Network
Mobilizing United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. RMN is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church and beyond. www.rmnetwork.org