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 Your support and contributions will enable us  to assist families, vets and local community shelters in need. Your donation of any amount will make a big difference in the lives of your community. 

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What we do


Our Services

  • Provide resources in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Anaheim and Stanton CA. for various Helping Profession Entities
  • We serve 24 organizations in CA, including 9 Churches of 7 different denominations,
  • Provide benevolence through food distribution and basic needs of life. We use this opportunity to get to know people. For people who are struggling, we restore hope. 
  • Life Support Mentor Training with 162 trained mentors in 6 cities in Orange County CA since 2014.
  • Partner with Veterans Administration in Long Beach CA to provide support for Vets and their families.
  • Senior Sidekicks,  providing support for our senior citizens. 
  • Partner with local school districts in our Annual Backpack Drive beginning in July to           provide backpacks with school supplies for families in need such as hotel families, etc.
  • Provide Annual Thanksgiving Dinners to 24 Organizations in 7 cities in Orange County CA.
  • Annual Christmas Toy Drive for Shelters, Churches, Veteran Families and Hotel families, etc.
  • Supply 2000 fresh baked Sugar Cookies and decorations by FBM volunteers for Children's Christmas parties. 
  • Fresh Beginnings Golf
  • Fresh Beginnings Bowling Fellowship

We Provide

Family Paks supply food for approximately 2 people for 10 days.

Piknik Paks supply food for 1 person for 1 day to 9 different homeless assistance agencies​

Hygiene Paks contain soap, toothpaste, etc.

Assistance with our partner organizations for people living on the streets to reconnect with their families in Ca. and around the country.

FBM Stats 2019

  •  Piknik Paks: 2800
     *Piknik Paks supply food for 1 person for 1 day to 9  different homeless assistance agencies
  • Hygiene Paks: 2200
     *Hygiene Paks contain soap, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Meal Assistance: 31,000 meals through 11 different soup kitchens, shelters and food assistance entities 
  • Reconnected 16 people living on the streets to their families in CA and around the country
  • ​Assisted 42 newly housed families from the streets with furniture and household items
  • Supplied 300 backpacks to students for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Graduated 22 mentors in 2019 in our Life Support Mentoring Program​
  • Our Association grew to 360 people​​ 
  • We provide assistance in the areas of basic needs. Such as food and providing access to local shelters and education in job interview skills and basic computer skill training.
  • We believe education can provide confidence in any individual and leadership training classes are also available.
  • We are an IRS licensed 501 (c) (3) non-profit association, 

Frequently Asked Questions

*What is Fresh Beginnings Ministries?
Fresh Beginnings Ministries, in Orange County, CA, is a 501(c)(3) faith-based, multi-denominational volunteer organization that is seeking to provide assistance to individuals and families in need. Under the direction of its founder, Bill Nelson, the vision of Fresh Beginnings is to create a strong foundation in the area of faith and forgiveness. In the course of its mission to bring God's healing power to people who are experiencing the pressures of today's world in personal relationships and experiences of daily life, Fresh Beginnings Ministries has grown immensely since it's birth.

*Because you are a faith-based organization, does that mean you only serve those affiliated with a religious organization or church?
Not at all. Although we serve churches of every denomination, we also whole-heartedly serve organizations who have no religious affiliation.

*What, exactly, does FBM do with the donations it receives?
With the financial donations we receive we do the following :Purchase non-perishable food items for the warehouse, purchase family items (baby food, diapers, toiletries, etc.), provide paper goods to the soup  Kitchens we partner with, Provide assistance to shelters working with the homeless (i.e. purchasing cold weather clothing and gear)

*How can I make an item(s) donation to the warehouse? (food, clothing, basic needs, etc.)
You can drop off any items to our warehouse Monday-Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Someone will be available to assist you.

*Can I volunteer with FBM?
Yes. We welcome volunteers, however, the schedule varies. If you are interested in volunteering please email us at: to connect with one of our team leaders, and if our schedule does not permit working with us, we have a list of partnering organizations who always need volunteers.

*How often does distribution take place?
Distribution is done on a need-basis. It is also determined by the organizations who contact us with what they need. This could happen every other  day, once per week, or once per month.

*What are Piknik Packs?
Piknik Paks are a one-meal provision for those with no home. It comes with a nutritious meal and a bottle water. It also contains what we call a “sanitary pak”, which contains hand sanitizer, toothpaste and toothbrush, and a washcloth. We pack as much as we can into a one-gallon ziplock bag.

*What are Family Packs?
Family Paks are boxes containing one week to ten days’ worth of food for two people. The size of the family determines how many boxes they receive. For example, a family of five could receive up to three boxes. The contents vary, mostly containing non-perishable food items, such as pasta, soup, canned meats, beans and rice, and canned fruits or vegetables.​ 

About Us


About Us

 We believe in our abilities to change lives for the better through faith in God and His Almighty power. We're an all-inclusive organization. This is to say, we don't turn away anyone who may need our help or those who just want to take part in all we offer. 

We are not a licensed therapy facility. We offer Pastoral Care and for those who need counseling, we are partners with licensed MFT facilities in Orange County, CA. 

We are a multi-denominational faith based organization with access to various resources for assistance to people in need.

  We don't require that you belong to any particular religious affiliation or financially support our organization in any way. We only ask that you return one good deed with another and perform an act of kindness to another. In this way, the cycle of compassion and goodwill continues indefinitely.​ 


Our Vision

 To bring God's healing power to people who are experiencing the pressures of today's world in personal relationships and experiences of daily life. 

 We have seen God's power of forgiveness relived in the lives of people.
We are Inter-Denominational and believe God's grace is open to all people of every culture and creed, regardless of race or skin color. 


Our mission

 Fresh Beginnings Ministries is a faith based non-profit organization which exists to assist and serve people experiencing homelessness and near homelessness. We provide food, training of mentors, and personal supportive care to an underserved community. 


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Fresh Beginnings Ministries

711 West 17th Street, Suite E5, Costa Mesa, California 92627, United States