COVID-19 Update – Donors provide in times of our great need
Interfaith is extremely grateful for the community support we’ve received, especially in time of crisis. Thank you for the monetary and food donations we have received since the COVID-19 crisis began.
At this point, Interfaith is continuing to be open for the emergency needs of our clients. Our staff continues to provide food, clothing and life-saving prescription assistance to those in need. Due to the food shortages, we have reached out to the community to ask for food donations, and have partnered with the county to do a local drive. If you would like to donate food or hygiene, it can be dropped off at our Warehouse location at 450 NW 2nd Street, Ocala 34475, from 8:30am – 4pm Monday – Friday.
For those of you worried about our school children receiving Food 4 Kids backpacks, we have partnered with the Marion County School Board, Marion County Emergency Operations Center and United Way to do a food drive for this program, so that we can deliver to our local schools. Parents are being notified to pick up the food for their families if possible.
Local service employees out of work are being invited to volunteer at Interfaith to relieve many of our elderly volunteers who are out. To show our gratitude we are providing some essential assistance that they are in need of due to being laid off.
We are so blessed with our community that comes together in a crisis to help. God bless each of you that give of your time, food and dollars to meet the needs. Thank you for your part in making a difference as we get through this challenging season.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Interfaith Emergency Services is a community of faith called by God to offer emergency assistance without judgment to all persons in Marion County.
Interfaith Emergency Services provides a full range of services and assistance for residents of Marion County. We serve individuals and families in need. Clients are referred to Interfaith by churches, synagogues, and public services agencies. We provide the basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and much more to enhance the quality of life for families and individuals.
We know that for many of our clients, we are their last and sometimes only hope in a crisis. Acknowledging that responsibility keeps us focused on doing our best to fulfill their needs.
Knowing that we serve the community we live in, strengthens our resolve to help our neighbor through extending God’s love to others.
We use prayer daily, both individually and corporately as a means through which we can communicate our needs to God so we can be the most effective in reaching out to others.
Without our dedicated volunteers, we could not do what we do. We believe in supporting our volunteers so that their time is spent in a worthwhile endeavor helping those in their community.