"Loaves and Fishes" program
Through the “Loaves and Fishes” program, Rescue Outreach Mission provides two meals a day, five days a week, to residents of our shelters and anyone in the community who says they are hungry. There are no requirements, no qualifications, nothing to sign. Many people have the misconception that hunger is only associated with pockets of society or the homeless. In actuality, there are many people living all around us that are not sure of where their next meal is coming from.
By helping to meet that need, ROM's "Loaves & Fishes" program helps prevents hunger in our community. In addition, while at the mission for their meals, the individuals served by this program have access to other services that help prevent homelessness and economic crisis, such as a clothes closet, mental health counseling and referral to other agencies that can assist them. Rescue Outreach Mission’s” Loaves & Fishes” is a critically-needed program, especially in our ‘slow’ economic climate. Among the factors impacting need for the program in our coverage area are high occupancy rates in our shelters, resulting in greater need for meals for shelter residents. In addition, clients from the community can come once to eat or come daily for months. The demand for the program has resulted in increased costs in the areas of food, supplies and staffing (we employ two full-time cooks and the program is also supported by other administrative and program staff), although the program enjoys more than $25,000 in in-kind donations of food a year. In addition, a strong volunteer component augments the efforts of our staff to prepare and serve meals.
News and Updates
WFTV.COM Channel 9 - Seminole County shelter for needy families to expand
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County's only emergency shelter for needy families is set for a major expansion.
The Sanford Herald: Rescue Outreach Mission updates facilities, services
The most recent additions include a playground and learning center, as well as renovating the children’s playroom, all of which are inside the Open Door Shelter for Women and Children.
The Sanford Herald: Wicklow 11-year-old collects toothbrushes for homeless kids
John Loso spent his summer a little differently than most children his age. After a successful toothbrush charity drive at his elementary school in May, the 11-year-old decided to continue his efforts during the summertime.
The Sanford Herald: 7-year-old girl produces cookbook to benefit Rescue Outreach Mission
Another child has come forward with a mission to help Sanford with its homeless after viewing the episode of “60 Minutes” documenting the homeless of Orlando.
Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida is an equal opportunity employer. In order to be considered for employment, an application must be filed. Applications will remain on file for three months from the date of issue and are reviewed for positions as they become available. Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida is a faith based organization.