St. Martin de Porres Outreach (SMDP) serves those in need by providing food, education, training, emergency and other assistance in a compassionate manner that allows them to feel they are needed, productive and proud members of society. They strive to help every person gain access to the tools needed to achieve one’s fullest potential.
SMDP has served the homeless, and migrant workers and their families in the Tice and Immokalee communities for over 10 years. The agency distributes meals and food, clothing, personal care and hygiene products, bedding, furniture, and first aid items. SMDP also provides English as a Second Language classes and homework support for grade schoolers with the focus on learning English and math. SMDP links clients to community resources, including health care and insurance, counseling, employment, financial aid, housing and transportation services.
Throughout the pandemic and since Hurricane Ian, the need for SMDP services has grown. To date, the pantry has served 3,412 individuals from 748 different families. Additionally, the agency serves 50-100 meals per day Monday – Friday.
Soukup Strategic Solutions is honored to assist St. Martin de Porres Outreach with strategic planning. Recently our Consultant, Christine Rahill, worked with SMDP during a Board retreat.