Local Mission Opportunities
Community Food Distribution
We host a mobile food pantry in conjunction with the West OhioFood Bank.
This bi-monthly project provides a free source of food to all who are in need.
We provide a free meal for all the second Sunday of EVERY month from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Great Room. We also have a free book table.
Chopin Hall is a food and clothing distribution Center opened in 1984. First Presbyterian Church and eleven other area
churches were originally the sponsors. Now, forty-two churches sponsor this
project. Chopin Hall is staffed by over 120 volunteers and a part-time administrator and operates solely through donations from
churches, other civic organizations, and private individuals.
In 1994, First Presbyterian Church took the lead in the organization of the Hancock Christian Clearing House, a cooperative community effort
to address the common concern among Christians that have a desire to help the needy. The Hancock Christian Clearing House provides assistance
to individuals and families in need of temporary financial aid.
Sponsored by the Synod of the
Covenant and Maumee Valley Presbytery,
opportunities for half-day involvement in health fairs are available. Volunteers
travel to a nearby site and staff stations for height/weight, dental, blood pressure, and
cholesterol screening, among others.
Hope House, a residence for area homeless women and children,
utilizes volunteers in two areas: child care--for one hour periods during meetings, and as
staff replacement on the weekends.
Each summer, volunteers work with the local
Habitat for Humanity chapter to help build homes for
low-income families. Volunteers assist Habitat personnel in all aspects of home
Provides basic necessities for children throughout the world in a package as small as a shoebox.
We also serve as a local collection point for the Findlay area, collecting thousands of shoeboxes each year.
Community Action Commission offers local residents the opportunity to
assist in the rehabilitation of vacant, old homes to make them habitable and available for
purchase by low-income area residents. Volunteers assist CAC personnel in all
aspects of home renovation and are welcome to work on an as-available basis by contacting
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
Twice a year, the Presbyterian Women
sponsor a Soup Kitchen for area needy persons through the Salvation Army. Volunteers are
needed to provide food (either purchased items or entrees prepared from a specific
recipe). Additional volunteers are needed to serve the noon meal at the Salvation