I want to focus this 2 Fish Ministry update on the wonderful volunteers that continue to help make this ministry possible! Since this ministry began in February of 2009 we have relied totally on volunteer workers with the exception of our director Nohe. We recently had a time of recognition for our volunteers and honored those who have served 1, 2 and 3 years. Their faithfulness has been incredible, working through our extreme heat without complaint. They truly see their labor as a ministry to the needy in our city.
OUR VOLUNTEERS – Nohe and his wife Margarita have worked in the 2 Fish Ministry since the first day in February of 2009 when we fed 56 people a meal of rice, beans and tortillas. Nohe is the only paid staff member and his wife Margarita has volunteered hundreds of hours to run the kitchen and to train other volunteers. We are grateful for their hearts to help, Nohe has taken many men to rehab facilities for drug and alcohol treatment, found medical treatment for those in need and even taken a few very young men into their home to help them. They have now fed over 330,000 meals.
THANK YOU – We want to extend a special thanks to all of you who have helped to support 2 Fish Ministry over these past 3 ½ years. A special thanks to those who support the ministry on a monthly basis. We look forward to reaching out to more schools; it is heartbreaking to know that we have children sitting in our schools who may not have eaten before they came to class. We are able to send food home with many of the families who eat each day, they bring containers with them and we fill them so that they will have another meal that evening.
We are once again putting out a plea for volunteers to help us take the food to the schools, serve the food and return the serving containers to the main kitchen. This normally takes about 1 – 1 ½ hours and we would welcome your help for any amount of time you would want to volunteer.
We also welcome any donations of food. These items can be perishable or non-perishable. Our cooks are just amazing when it comes to making a meal out of anything. We also are in need of plastic chairs. We have 3 feeding sites and it takes many chairs to complete our serving each day. After 3 ½ years, many of our chairs are breaking and needing to be replaced.
If you have donations or would like to volunteer, please go to the main feeding site on Kino between Numeros and the old Rocky Point Tile store and drop them off. If you would like to make a financial donation, you can mail your check to Mission Heartbeat and make a not that the funds are for 2 Fish. Again thank you so much for taking time to read this article and for helping with our needs.