John Waddingham Memorial Food Drive

In 2009, FACTS Engi­neer­ing began the food dri­ve in mem­o­ry of John Wadding­ham, who lost his fight against can­cer that same year. John was an excep­tion­al mem­ber of the FACTS team for five years, dur­ing which he dis­played unyield­ing ded­i­ca­tion to servi­tude; his focus was always on the needs of oth­ers.

All dona­tions received are giv­en to Impact Fam­i­ly Min­istries locat­ed in New Port Richey. Through the vision of their sis­ter church, High­est Praise Church, the min­istry opened in 2008 with the mis­sion to pos­i­tive­ly impact the spir­i­tu­al, emo­tion­al, and phys­i­cal lives of the home­less, and those who are in need in the South­west Pas­co com­mu­ni­ties.
Impact Fam­i­ly Min­istries offers church ser­vices, a food pantry, hot show­ers and hot meals to the less for­tu­nate. They also have a “cold night shel­ter”, so the home­less can receive warmth and com­fort dur­ing cold nights.

Con­tri­bu­tions from FACTS Engi­neer­ing, along with the mul­ti­tude of gen­er­ous dona­tions received from FACTS friends and asso­ciates, make a large impact on sus­tain­ing the food pantry as well as sup­ply­ing a num­ber of home­less indi­vid­u­als with new socks and under­wear for the bet­ter part of the year. Impact serves approx­i­mate­ly nine­ty indi­vid­u­als in the pantry each week. An aver­age of fif­teen home­less indi­vid­u­als take advan­tage of the portable show­er each week. Con­tri­bu­tions are used to feed the home­less hot meals on Mon­days and Thurs­days, as well as pro­vide take-away food items from the pantry, such as pop-top, ready-to-eat foods.

Many Impact vol­un­teers are the very peo­ple that receive help from the orga­ni­za­tion. They work hard and do a great job in help­ing make the lives of the less for­tu­nate bet­ter. Through this min­istry, many of the home­less have been able to get jobs and are get­ting off of the streets.

If you are inter­est­ed in becom­ing a con­trib­u­tor, please con­tact us to be added to our mail­ing list and we will con­tact you in the fall with this year’s food dri­ve fly­er. All con­tribut­ing company’s will be fea­tured in our end of the year announce­ment. For more infor­ma­tion about how you can make an Impact, please vis­it Impact Fam­i­ly Min­istries.

The 2016 FACTS Team and the con­tri­bu­tions before they were deliv­ered to Impact Fam­i­ly Min­istries!
In 2016, with help from our staff as well as friends and asso­ciates, the 8th Annu­al John Wadding­ham Memo­r­i­al Food Dri­ve col­lect­ed ten pal­lets worth of food and sup­plies that will sus­tain Impact Fam­i­ly Min­istries for the bet­ter part of the year!
2015 Con­tri­bu­tions and the FACTS Team.
2015 Con­tri­bu­tions from FACTS Engi­neer­ing, along with the mul­ti­tude of gen­er­ous dona­tions
received from FACTS friends and asso­ciates, helped feed over 17,000 meals to the home­less and less for­tu­nate through­out the year.
In 2015, Impact Fam­i­ly Min­istries pre­sent­ed FACTS with a plaque show­ing their grat­i­tude for the dona­tions they have received through our food dri­ve.

 

Team with the 2014 con­tri­bu­tions
Team with the 2013 con­tri­bu­tions
Team with the 2012 con­tri­bu­tions
Team with the 2011 con­tri­bu­tions
2010 con­tri­bu­tions
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