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On January 23rd, one food pantry in a series of many mobile food pantries, 343 families were served by the Harry Chapin mobile food pantry at the Amigos Center in Immokalee. This pantry was sponsored by YUM! brands. Thank you Harry Chapin, Yum!, and all our volunteers who are helping feed hungry families and fighting to end hunger in America!

Check out the pictures below or see more on our Facebook Page!

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Anita Dennis, the mother of Peter Dennis our new worker in our Immigration department, is leading St. Michael Lutheran Church in a blanket drive for Immokalee. Once the blankets are collected, they will deliver the much needed blankets to the Amigos Center. During the colder months of Florida, the nights can be long for families without heat and without sufficient blankets. Thank you St. Michael for helping us help these families.

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Today, 19 volunteers traveled down from Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg to serve with the Amigos Center. The volunteers were instrumental in helping with Harry Chapin’s Mobile Food Pantry Distribution. In about 2 hours, over 300 families received emergency food ranging from canned goods, fresh juice, bread and corn. “In a month of giving, Amigos Center is truly blessed to be able to show God’s love in what we are doing and give thanks for all that we have by serving others” said Director of Development, Leah H. McCann. “We are truly grateful for Our Savior Lutheran and everyone who made the trip to Immokalee.” Today, with the help of community partners and volunteers, Amigos Center changed the lives of 1,200 people.

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October was a very eventful month. Justina came on board and is doing great. We have improved upon the English program and are seeing students gain confidence. It is a joy to also see them helping one another. Some of the people we have seen include Juana, who has attained skills and confidence she had never had before. We have seen the joys of families united and families rejoice over furthering their education. Yet we have also seen clients like CeCe who struggles to send money home to her mom in Haiti and ten orphan kids who are abandoned. We have seen one student break down because she couldn’t afford the $36 for medications needed after a visit to the emergency room. Yet we have watched how God has blessed the center, providing what we need and helping to provide for what others need.

Karl, Immokalee Service Director, says, “It is so easy to lose focus on what is important in life in this fast paced world. Being in Immokalee has allowed me to see what is truly important in life. Christ and family.”

Thank you to all of our partners who make this changing of lives possible.

 

Our volunteers are the life blood of our Immokalee ministry.  On Thursdays we have no paid staff on duty in our Immokalee Amigos Center.  Thursday is the day we open our clothing room to the community.  If it weren’t for our volunteers, we would not be open.  Pictured from left to right are four of the dozens of people who regularly volunteer with us: Virginia Herrera, Justina Ruiz (volunteer team leader), Juana Santos and Maria Rodriguez.  All four women live in Immokalee.
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