The “For I Was Hungry” fund was created by the Saint Peter Task Force in early April 2020 to help provide relief for individuals, families, and organizations in Brunswick County impacted by COVID-19. Within weeks, almost $30,000 in donations poured into the Fund. This was an incredible response from the caring members of Saint Peter.

Throughout the remaining months, distributions from the For I Was Hungry Fund were made to Hope Harbor Home, Matthews Ministry, New Hope Clinic, Streetreach, Dosher Medical, Brunswick Family Assistance, Providence Home, and other Brunswick County organizations, individuals, and families. By July 2020, all but $4,000 of the original contributions were distributed. The administration of the Fund was turned over to the Saint Peter Outreach Committee. 

The Outreach Committee continues to distribute donations. At this time, most donations to the fund are converted to Food Lion gift cards and distributed to the hungry who come to the church seeking a meal.

While many consider COVID to be part of our history, we know that lives were changed forever and most of us experienced losses of some kind. For this reason, the For I Was Hungry Fund remains open, and continues to accept gifts from those who feel led to give.

To contribute to this fund, write “Hungry Fund” on your giving envelope and in the check memo field. If you would like to contribute through Online Giving, you can select the General Fund. After you complete the transaction, send an email to the Finance Secretary to indicate the amount of your gift and that you wish it to go to the For I Was Hungry fund.

Updated October 2023