2023 Program Highlights

Last year was a banner year for Exodus Family Ministries. Thanks to God’s blessings and all the support we received from donors, volunteers, community partners, and churches, we expanded the reach of our programs by 30%!

Since reorganizing the ministry in late 2020, we have gone from serving a few hundred people to 2,641 in 2021, 3,469 in 2022, and 4,497 in 2023. We could not experience and manage this rate of growth without our visionary leaders, dedicated volunteers, generous donors, and community partners/churches who work alongside us as we serve Southwest Louisville.

A quick recap of 2023 program highlights:

Food PantryBoxes of food

  • We began the year serving approximately 800 people per month and ended the year serving 1,700+ people in December.
  • Total number of unique pantry clients:  1,245 families (3,777 individuals).
  • We purchased and installed a large walk-in cooler/freezer (through funding from Dare to Care and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels) and a produce fridge (thanks to Anthem Medicaid) so that we could distribute more fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products.
  • We delivered between 80-100 food boxes per month to individuals with disabilities or lack of transportation.
  • We launched the USDA Senior Commodity Box program, which currently provides more than 60 seniors (who meet the income guidelines) with additional food boxes each month.
  • We began the process of becoming a USDA-approved food program, which will help us provide additional food boxes to those who meet income guidelines. (We were approved earlier this year and began distributing these boxes on March 3.)
  • We purchased a cargo van through support from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels that we use to pick up and transport food and other supplies.

Clothes ClosetClothing Closet

  • We clothed 70-100 clients of all ages each month.
  • We regularly provided clothing to 10+ area organizations including local schools, outreach programs for the unhoused, single mother programs, and recovery programs.
  • We coordinated a large prom dress giveaway in partnership with other organizations and churches. (This year’s giveaway started on February 23 and will continue on March 23 at Vision of Hope Church, 2900 Ralph Ave.)
  • We helped sort and distribute more than 3,000 winter coats in partnership with Shirley’s Way.
  • This area served as the intake team for all physical items donated to the ministry.

Resource Center

  • We officially opened the Exodus Community Resource Center at 4205 Cane Run Road on October 16 as the only day program for the unhoused in Southwest Louisville.
  • We provided homeless outreach services in camps to meet basic needs, build relationships, and eliminate barriers.
  • Through the resource center and outreach program combined, we served 126 unique unsheltered clients in 2023.
  • The resource center is open three days a week from 11am – 3pm (Mondays for couples, Wednesdays for women, and Fridays for men).
  • We provide laundry, food, and shower services to the unhoused.
  • Various resource partners come each month to provide additional services to the unsheltered and connect them to programs that help eliminate barriers to housing and stability.

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