Serving over 500 Giles County families annually, the Mission distributed over $165,000 in food, clothing, housewares, diapers, and utility assistance in 2016. The Mission is also home of the Angel Tree Ministry for the children and teens in the county through which over 300 angels were adopted and provided with gifts and clothing. Over 6,000 hours were logged by local volunteers who gave valuable service to the Mission in 2016.
In response to a recent report from that has identified nearly 2,000 citizens of Giles County as “food insecure," the Mission has expanded its food pantry and has entered into a partnership with Feeding America Southwest Virginia for the purposes of developing a USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program. This program would be the first of its kind in Giles County.
The Mission is currently in a capital campaign to acquire an adjacent property. While final plans are still in development, this property may be used for a “client-select” food pantry in which those in need will be able to specifically choose which food items they most need. With expanded space, our goal is to develop partnerships with the Giles County Public Schools and other agencies that serve Giles citizens in order to conduct classes and seminars on basic life skills such as healthy and safe food preparation, resume preparation, and other empowerment training. Your contribution through Give Big NRV will help make these programs possible and enable the Mission to strengthen it efforts to serve the neediest residents of Giles.