Hearts: About Us

About Us

Mission Statement

 

Hearts for the Homeless® is a mobile soup kitchen that feeds the poor and chronic homeless on the street. Characterized by a profound spiritual motivation. The program offers nourishing food, as well as clothing, pertinent information regarding area services, companionship and hope for the future.

 

In December 1990, a group of people set out to find poor and homeless people in the city of Buffalo. After mobilizing and coordinating our efforts, Hearts for the Homeless® was launched and that first year we fed 5,000 people!


Soon afterward, it became painfully apparent that children like those who came to our mobile soup kitchen were also hungry for the love of Christ. But we always felt that we wanted to do more. So, in 1996, we found a new home in the Riverside area of Buffalo.


Our director was moved to further action and, in 1997, the doors to our present Thrift Shop welcomed patrons from the Riverside area and beyond.


Today, approximately 30 volunteers and 7 staff members work in our homless program. We have helped tens of thousands of individuals in need of both physical and spiritual nourishment. With God's direction and your help, we will continue to do so.

Poor and Homeless Served in 2015


Totals YTD

Total Served

Homeless

Male

Female

Children

January

805
375 701
98
6

February

548
306
484
62
2

March

886
359
762
116
8

April

1,205
585
1,034
161
10

May

1,124
472
951
171
2

June

976
382
817
145
14

July

1,036
448
857
165
14

August

972
445
819
147
6

September

907
436 775
124
8

October

1,101
504
968
131
2

November

975
449
855 112 8

December

1,199
550
1,051
140 8

Grand Total

11,734
5,311 10,074
1,572 88

 

Directions to Hearts for the Homeless® Ministry Center