Local Outreach

We are the hands and feet of our Living God by helping to provide for those in need through our partnerships, food drives and service. Deuteronomy 15:11

• 1 in 5 Arizonans (including 1 in 4 children) live in poverty – ranking Arizona 49th out of 50 states (2010 U.S. Census Bureau report).
• 1 in 4 children under 18 in Arizona are struggling with hunger – ranking Arizona 48th (2010 Feeding America report).
• 1 in 3 Arizonans are considered “working poor” living at or below 185% Federal Poverty Level.

Living Word is partnering with local food banks and missions here in the valley to help combat this growing problem. One local mission we are working with serves nearly 8,000 meals a week! To keep up with this tremendous need it takes resources and time from volunteers across the Valley. You can truly be a blessing to the hurting and homeless by donating items and time.

May

Find the hero in you

Blood Drive
Sunday, May 7, 8:00am – 12:00pm
The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in the Parking Lot on the east side of the front doors. Schedule your appointment online or sign up at the Info Counter in Mesa.

United Food Bank

United Food Bank
Thursday, May 11, 7:30am – 10:00am
Join LWBC Local Outreach at the East Valley Adult Resource center to help United Food Bank unpack truck of groceries and distribute.

volunteers

Phoenix Rescue Mission
Thursday, May 18, 11am – 1pm
We will meet at Living Word Mesa: 3520 E Brown Rd. Mesa AZ 85213 at 10am.
If you would like to drive on your own please meet us at the Mission: 1801 S. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009. When entering the gate, sign in as volunteer for Living Word Bible Church.

Department of Child Services

Department of Child Services Project
Saturday, May 20, 10am – 12pm
What do we do? Clean the rooms where the children play, remove and replace toys when appropriate. We are excited to continue to serve some of the 21,000 plus children in the State of Arizona.

Location: 1201 South Alma School Road, Mesa AZ 85210

food items

3rd Weekend Food Drive
May 20-21
All food goes to LOCAL programs that not only feed the homeless, but assist families and the elderly that are Food Insecure. It would be such a blessing for any of you to help out and bring even 1 non-perishable item to the church. Proteins are highly desirable such as canned tuna, chicken, beans, chili, stew, soup, etc. Together we can make a difference!

volunteers preparing sack lunches

Sack Lunches for the Homeless
Wednesday, May 24, 6pm – 7pm
We will assemble 100 sack lunches for the homeless in the kitchen at Living Word Mesa.

Phoenix Rescue Mission Hope Coach

Hope Coach
Thursday, May 25, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Chaplain Cliff with the Hope Coach from Phoenix Rescue Mission will pick us up from Living Word Mesa and we will visit some local Mesa parks and streets handing out lunches while spreading the Word.