Under the Bridge Ministries
We are glad you are here! Thank you for joining us to feed, serve, clothe, encourage, cut hair, pray for, and care for our friends experiencing homelessness in Fort Worth, TX.
We serve every Sunday on Lancaster under the I-35 bridge starting at 5 PM regardless of the weather.
1505 E Lancaster Fort Worth, TX 76102
You can register to volunteer here!
WHAT WE DO
We are a faith based non-profit organization that serves and cares for members in our community experiencing homelessness every Sunday starting at 5 PM. We provide warm meals, clothes, drinks, hair cuts, and hygiene products for our friends. We pray and bless the food before we serve. Afterwards, our friends go through the line getting whatever they need. We also offer hair cuts. We have chairs and tables for our friends to sit and enjoy their meal and fellowship. Our volunteers help us serve, pray for, and share the Gospel with our friends. Our goal is to build relationships that encourage our friends experiencing homelessness to want to stop being homeless and want to integrate back into society. We also partner with families to reunite loved ones and help those transitioning out of homelessness by providing them with necessities for their apartments. We are a state recognized Non-profit organization.
WHY WE SERVE
We believe that our friends can break from the chains of homelessness by the transformative power of having a relationship with Christ and being empowered by the support of a community. We serve to meet the basic needs of our friends experiencing homelessness.
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? James 2:15-16
THE PEOPLE WE SERVE
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to people experiencing homelessness. We encourage you to do your research. The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition offers details specific to Tarrant County.
We also strongly encourage you to meet and talk to a few people experiencing homelessness. Everyone is different but they all need encouragement and support.
The majority of the people we serve specifically are older and have been homeless for more than one year. A lot of them suffer from mental illness and or addictions. The very sad reality is that they do not frequent shelters or want to change their situation. We are loving and care for the most forgotten and vulnerable people in the homeless population.
Our prayer is that everyone on both sides of the table would leave wanting more of Christ, His presence in their lives, to want to be in His word, and to experience His love in their lives. That everyone would continue to love and care for others daily - not just on Sundays.
Our intention is never to be enablers. We make every effort to be conscious of our decisions.
1505 E Lancaster Ave
Art of Living
HOW WE STARTED
David felt led by the Lord to feed those under the bridge at the height of the Covid pandemic while many organizations were not feeding hot meals. He started with 88 sack lunches and handed them out alone on June 23, 2020. He came back the next day with 100 more. A few days later, he brought his grill and we have been feeding warm BBQ meals since regardless of the weather. He has felt this is what the Lord has called him to do.
He has been full time since November 2021.
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