Welcome to Fresh Beginnings Ministries inc.
The Common Denominator of People Helping People
The Common Denominator of People Helping People
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.
FBM and Grocery Outlet Costa Mesa are Partnering together to help feed our community! Come see us in person in July 2023!
GO Costa Mesa is Food and Fundraising to help FBM
FEED THE NEED!
DONATE $5 BAG OF FOOD, GET $5 IN-STORE COUPON
ALSO AVAILABLE: $10 DONATION FOOD BAGS.
Or any amount of monetary donations WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANY CASH REGISTER.
100% OF PROCEEDS WILL HELP FBM FEED OUR COMMUNITY.
Fresh Beginnings Ministries Inc. in partnership with Grocery Outlet Costa Mesa will be doing a food drive to help FEED THE NEED!
For Thanksgiving 2023 FBM will be serving 1400 families in Orange County. We need all the help we can get to make this happen.
Go to this link to sign up to volunteer:
Fresh Beginnings Ministries Inc. uses volunteers year-round. We pack 200 to 500 Family Food boxes per month and provide Piknik Paks, Hygiene Paks, School Supplies for kids in need.
We will be working with 29 different organizations this year to provide over 1400 families with a frozen Turkey and a box of food will contain all of the side dish ingredients for a Thanksgiving Dinner along with food for 20 other meals. Food costs to FBM have risen exponentially as with everyone feeding their family. For Thanksgiving 2023, the cost for each box of food is $40, and the cost for each turkey will be $30.
There will also be Food Boxes available for Christmas and Hanukkah for families who need a little extra help. Contact information will be available soon.
Food Box Packing team will be responsible for packing food boxes in our warehouse. The Food Box packing schedule and sign up can be located by opening this link:
The FBM Warehouse is located at 711 W. 17th. St. Suite E5, Costa Mesa, CA.
Volunteer schedules and times are available. Contact us to sign up to help!
Distribution Days for Food Boxes and Frozen Turkeys
We will have two days of distribution of food boxes and frozen turkeys to all of the organizations who have given pre-orders. As each organization pulls into the distribution center at
Lighthouse Community Church at 301 Magnolia Street, Costa Mesa, CA.
FBM volunteers will load their vehicles to be distributed to their families in need.
We need 10-15 people on each day.
The dates are; November 20, 2023, 9am to 2pm
November 21, 2023, 9am to 12noon
Please contact Bill Nelson at email@example.com
or Muriel Ullman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh Beginnings Ministries Inc. 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.
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.
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.
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.
You can join the FBM Inc., a public benefit corporation by sending us your email address. By sending us your email address, you will be made aware of all FBM happenings. It also includes volunteer opportunities, and upcoming service events.
Family Paks supply food for approximately 30 meals.
Piknik Paks supply food for 1 person for 1 day to 9 different homeless assistance agencies
Hygiene Paks contain soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.
Assistance with our partner organizations for people living on the streets to reconnect with their families in Ca. and around the country.
*What is Fresh Beginnings Ministries Inc.?
Fresh Beginnings Ministries Inc., in Orange County, CA, is a 501(c)(3) faith-based, multi-denominational volunteer public benefit corporation 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: email@example.com 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 approximately 30 meals. 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.
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These Boxes contain non-perishable food items that will usually feed two people up to five days. Sometimes more. The items in this box are as follows:
Pasta Helper Meals
Mac n Cheese
Rice - Dry
Beans - Dry
Dry Pasta Noodles
Canned Fruit - Reg Size Can
Canned Corn - Reg Size Can
Canned Green Beans,
Canned Tuna - Reg Size Can
Peanut Butter 12-14oz
Chili Beans- Reg Size Can
Chicken Noodle Soup - 14oz
Oreo Cookies in sleeves
Ritz crackers in sleeves
Due to COVID-19 and the effects on employment and quarantining, many people experiencing homelessness have been placed in Hotels. FBM has been asked to provide boxes of food that can be used in Hotels. So we have prepared boxes with Microwaveable Food Items and Dry Foods, the list for these boxes is as follows:
Microwavable food items in cups and bowls
Mac and Cheese
Ravioli or Spaghetti or Pasta Meals
Also needed are:
Small fruit juices: V8, Orange, Apple
Crackers in individual packs
Cookies in individual packs
At Holiday time families can be stressed about how to make a great family meal for the holiday. In 2021 FBM has been asked to provide 1100 Frozen Turkey 10 to 12lbs and a food box with our traditional Family Food Box plus the following items.
Ready Made Frosting
Canned Cranberry Sauce - Reg Size
Canned Yams - 14oz
Cream of Chicken Soup - Reg Size
Dry Mashed Potatoes
The 1100 turkeys we have secured are through Restaurant Depot in Huntington Beach.
they are $25 each. If you wish to donate towards a frozen turkey for a family let us know. Also the food boxes that go with each turkey will include the fixins' for Thanksgiving dinner plus approximately 30 more meals.
FBM also partners with organizations who find people experiencing homeless to assist them in housing and other needs. One of the ways to have a conversation is by offering a gallon baggie full of food items such as:
Crackers (Individual Packs)
Cookies (Individual Packs)
People who are in need sometimes need personal hygiene items in small Hotel sizes which are easy to use such as:
Female Hygiene Sanitary Items