Misión Piniel, Immokalee

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Misión Peniel, in partnership with Peace River Presbytery, is a pastoral ministry of charity and service, providing food, clothing, fellowship and emergency support to farm workers in Immokalee, Florida. Spiritual and social advocates, Misión Peniel brings people of faith and compassion together to act with farm workers to achieve fundamental change in the living and working conditions while increasing public awareness of the need for reconciliation and bridge-building between sectors.

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Misión Peniel addresses the isolation and injustice among migrant workers in Immokalee and provides support to them through spiritual & material care.

What We Do

Misión Peniel began as a pastoral ministry of charity and service, providing food, clothing, fellowship and emergency support to farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida in September of 2006.  Beginning in 2013, Misión Peniel became a ministry of Peace River Presbytery while continuing to be a vehicle for people of faith to respond to a call for compassionate service to complement the focus on social justice provided so aptly through the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Under the leadership of Pastor Miguel Estrada, Misión Peniel addresses the isolation and injustice among migrant workers in Immokalee and provides support to them through spiritual and material care. They bring together people of faith and compassion to act with farm workers to achieve fundamental change in their living and working conditions. 

How It’s Done

  • Every Friday, somewhere between 300 and 700 meals are served to migrant farmworkers.

  • Every week, pastoral care is provided to farmworkers, including counseling, hospital visitation, and assistance in orienting migrants to a new culture.

  • Every month, about 60 volunteers serve at the mission.

  • Every year, several tons of clothes and food are provided to farmworkers and their families.

How You Can Help

Donate Items on the Critical Needs List

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, small shampoo, razors, soap

Clothes (if used, please in good shape and clean)

  • New men’s underwear & socks, men’s jeans/pants (sizes 28-36), men’s shirts/T-shirts (short and long sleeve), men’s shoes (sizes 7- 11), women’s and children’s shoes, and jackets and sweaters (during winter months)

General Items

  • Blankets, flat sheets, towels, pillows, Ziploc bags, plastic silverware, napkins, diapers (size 6)

Dry and Canned Food

  • Meat (no fish), oatmeal, cereals, white rice, parboiled rice, beans (any color, but pinto are the most common), noodle soups, canned chili, pastas, mixed vegetables, corn, green beans, mixed fruit, jelly, peanut butter, canned and dried fruit.

Volunteer

Venice Presbyterian Church hosts day-long mission trips to Misión Peniel several times a year.  This is an excellent way to participate in an off campus mission outreach and an opportunity to get to know other VPC members. You should expect a long day, departing late in the morning and spending 4-5 hours standing and working.  You will serve food to local residents, sort and distribute clothing, wash cooking equipment, and take inventory of food and pantry supplies.

Sign up in the Glass House for a quarterly, one-day mission trip or email Laura Saye.

Contact

Laura Saye, 269-339-5907 sayet392@aol.com

Alt Contact

Fred Grossman, 513-836-6839 fredandcindy123@verizon.net