We served our 130,000th sack lunch on March, 31, 2018. The milestone occurred in Denver. Nick (center) is flanked by our local team who cheered him on. You can see (and like) the encounter on our Facebook page.
Filling the Void is a faith-based 501(c)(3) ministry that feeds the homeless and needy. Most of what we do occurs outside in all weather as we reach out to people in desperate situations. All of our meals include a special message of hope.
Hunger and homelessness know no bounds. We’re multiplying our ministry to the needy, with a goal of serving 1 million meals. See how we’re building a model to sustain our work for decades. It’s a critical shift from just “doing” to “developing.”
Wanna be a blessing? Help sponsor a meal and message of hope! You can put a sack like this into the hands of a stranger who needs to know how much they’re loved. Click here to start the process & designate which city you want to support.
We served 16,784 total meals in 2017 across four cities over 190 outreaches. That amounts to an average of 46 meals per day served through the hands and hearts of volunteers. Our full report has all the details!
The people we meet desperately want more than a meal. Need proof? Read this letter we received. We love serving sack lunches, but we know it’s the message of hope we share that has the power to change a person’s life.
PB&J? No way! We never make food at home. There are rules and regs against that. Everything we serve is (1) prepared in a commercial kitchen at a restaurant or shelter and (2) non-perishable. The primary staple in our sacks is an Arby’s or Chick-Fil-A sandwich, accompanied by bottled water, chips, cookies and an all-natural fruit bar purchased in bulk at big-box retailers.
Our motivation comes from Matthew 9:36. It says, “When Jesus saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion.” We are too. But before you go gettin’ the wrong idea, non-discrimination is part of our DNA. We spelled it out as a matter of policy.