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Coronavirus Update

Latest Update: April 1, 2020

“And love will hold us together

Make us a shelter to weather the storm

And I'll be my brother's keeper

So the whole world would know that we're not alone” 

-Singer Songwriter, Matt Maher

 

As the number of cases of the coronavirus continues to rise throughout our nation and right here in Jackson County, Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County (CMJC) is doing its best to provide food to our neighbors throughout our community. Last week we provided food to over 1,000 families with the help of our school and faith partners, as well as hundreds of volunteers who packed food bags, delivered food, disinfected our work spaces and prayed. Just today, each resident (300) at Reed Manor received a food bag with the help of our friends from The Beacon Church, Radiant Church and JaxNaz Church. 546 bags of food were distributed to six of our school partners today, each distributing to families within their school district. We are so grateful for our community partners!

The community food pantry at JaxNaz Church will be open this Saturday, April 4th from 8:30am-11:30am. The pantry will be a drive-up pantry again this week. All guests receiving food MUST stay in their vehicles and one of our volunteers will deliver the food bags to you. Please follow directions given by parking lot volunteers. All volunteer positions are filled for the April 4th pantry.

Additionally, we continue to work with our church partners throughout Jackson County. If you or someone you know needs food, please call the CMJC offices, 395-2652 or email us at hello@cmjackson.org.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at serve@cmjackson.org. We have small groups of people assembling food bags on a regular basis.

Lastly, your prayers are coveted. Pray for our volunteer teams, school and church partners, and our financial resources at this time. Thank you!

 

Update: March 26, 2020

 

The focus of Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County to address hunger in our community is more critical now than ever before. We know that the road ahead will be tough for all of us but even more so for those who are most vulnerable. And vulnerable is not only just those who we have been serving in the past, but an even broader new group of neighbors who will be impacted by the coronavirus.

 

We have been working diligently to make sure we can get food to those who need it. A key focus is getting food out in a manner that is safe to those who receive it and safe to the volunteers who are helping to get the food out. Our normal protocols and procedures have been modified. The need to evaluate what we do and how we do it is a daily endeavor. Sometimes it’s an hour by hour endeavor.

Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County, along with its church and faith partners, will be distributing food this Saturday, March 28th at locations throughout Jackson County.

The locations and approximate distribution times are:

  • Bethesda Church of God in Christ, 1500 Merriman St. Jackson. 10am distribution

  • East Jackson Church of the Nazarene, 5549 Ann Arbor Rd, Jackson. 10:15am distribution

  • Spring Arbor Church of the Nazarene, 8200 King Rd. Spring Arbor. 11am distribution

  • Southside Church, 419 E High St. Jackson. 11:00am distribution

  • Lily Baptist Church, 1117 W G Wade Dr., Jackson. 11:00am distribution

  • Found Church, distributing at 1700 Woodbridge, Jackson. 12pm distribution

  • Pulaski Free Methodist Church, 9975 Miller Rd., Pulaski. 12:15pm distribution.

Upon arrival to community pantry sites, guests shall follow staff/volunteer direction. Community pantry staff/volunteer will conduct registration at the guest’s vehicle and pre-packaged bags will be delivered. There is no need for you to get out of your vehicle as the food filled bags will be brought directly to you. In the interest of keeping human contact to an absolute minimum, we believe that this is the safest course of action to take moving forward, especially during these challenging times. Again, PLEASE remain in your vehicles and follow the direction from our community pantry personnel.

 

We are in conversation with our church and school partners and are developing additional innovated ways to distribute food throughout Jackson County. This will include home delivery. Please look for updates on our Facebook page, Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County and by visiting our website, www.cmjackson.org