"Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least of these My brethren, you did it for Me." Matthew 25:40
Open Arms Ministry is an outreach of St. Paul UMC. The Open Arms Resource Center offers food and some personal care items.
Those who are in need are invited to take what they need at no charge. Please remember the food is available for free through St. Paul family and friends in the community. It is a gift of love.
Items in high demand are dry goods, canned goods, baby items and bread. Donations are welcome and volunteers are always needed.
The Open Arms Resource Center is located on our St. Paul Druid Campus - 2039 Druid Rd in Clearwater.
When I can I pick up items?
Open Arms is available for pick-ups of prepacked food on Monday-Wednesday from 1-3 PM.
We also have Saturday hours twice a month from 10 -12:30 PM. You can also sign up to receive USDA food at this time. Each household can receive USDA food once a month regardless of whether you've received food during the week. See dates below.
- December 11
- January 8 & January 22
- February 12 & February 26
- March 12 & March 26
- April 9 & April 23
WhAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We are not currently requiring any paperwork or documentation because of COVID.
Our usual requirements for new clients (social security card, proof of income, photo ID, etc.) may be reinstated at a later date, but are not currently necessary.
What about financial assistance?
We do not currently have financial assistance available.
How can I help?
Open Arms partners with several organizations in the community to provide food to about 3,000 a month. We are also in need of non-food donations of clothing in good condition, diapers, baby food, and other baby items, toilet paper and other personal care items, and more. You can drop items off at Open Arms or leave non-perishable donations at the church office from Monday - Thursday. You can also leave donations in the bin in the sanctuary lobby or in the Connection Center on Sundays.
Volunteers are needed to help make food pick-ups. To sort, stack and package food. As well as to sort blankets and clothing.
Contact Yvette Carter at 586-5380 to volunteer or you can fill out the form below: