M25OC Featured on WMFD Local News Feature

M25OC was recently featured in a June 1, 2019 news story on WMFD regarding its growing outreach to families-in-need.

Outreach Center Provides Fresh Produce To Those In Need

By: Ingrid Schmidt, WMFD Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Matthew 25 Outreach Center holds free produce distribution events to help feed those in need in Mansfield.

Volunteers including President and Founder Jeff Wright, help to hand out food at the event as well as making home deliveries.

"So what we do is once a month we set up shop like we have here and we bring in somewhere around 30-40 thousand pounds of food and we help feed the hungry all throughout the area," Wright said.

Lots of community members show up to these regular free produce events.

"We'll have here at the school probably about 1,500 people walk up to the school today to receive food for their families and then we'll have trucks like this one that will actually go out and do home deliveries. We've got four crews doing home deliveries today," Wright said.

The program is more than just an average food bank. It allows local families in need to feed their families fresh, healthy foods…

Read the full blurb and watch the video on WMFD.com here.

M25OC Featured on WMFD

M25OC was recently featured in a December 2, 2017 news story on WMFD regarding its monthly produce distributions:

Matthew 25 Outreach Center Distributes Fresh Produce

By: Emily Ramey, WMFD Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Mansfield Senior High School parking lot was packed full on Saturday for Matthew 25 Outreach Center's (M25OC) December produce giveaway. 

Families loaded wagons full of squash, spinach, onions, green beans, potatoes, and carrots to take back to their cars...

Read the full blurb and watch the video on WMFD.com here.

Matthew 25 Outreach Center Featured in Richland Source

M25OC was recently featured in an August 18, 2017 write-up in Richland Source as part of a series of articles covering food insecurity in Richland County:

Hunger in the Heartland: Mansfield organization uses food to connect with neighbors in need

By: Emily Dech, Staff Reporter

MANSFIELD - A line forms in the parking lot at Mansfield Senior High School. People of all ages gather on a brisk Saturday morning in August, the weather already showing signs of fall.

Ebullient volunteers greet guests as they make their way toward a tent with a sign that reads "WELCOME."

Creating a welcoming atmosphere is one of the objectives of Matthew 25 Outreach Center's monthly produce distributions. It's through this amiable approach that volunteers are able to bridge connections with people in need, learning more about their lives and how they could potentially provide support through other means -- whether that's connecting them to valuable resources in the area or offering solace during a time of hardship.

M25OC's desire is to meet some of life’s basic needs, while building trust, creating relationships and sharing God’s love.

Once a month, this nonprofit organization distributes an average of 20,000 pounds of fresh food to local families, about half of which is delivered to people's homes, according to Jonathan Stufft, M25OC vice president.

"Our ministry, our mission, our call is to get to know people, and oh yeah, by the way, we're giving them food," Stufft said with a laugh. "It's almost like this is the ticket so we can get to know you."

Read the full article in Richland Source here.