Agency Overview

Gathering Friends for the Homeless is a community of friends with a common heart for supporting our homeless neighbors like family while forging lifelong friendships. We serve Springfield, MO by focusing on the needs of the growing homeless and food insecure population. We are grounded primarily in providing complete meals to the homeless, but in special cases will get involved in providing for other needs as approved by our board.

We do this through organizing the energy of volunteers to gather items such as meal ingredients, completed meal components, and supplies for distribution to our homeless neighbors. The core of this program includes regular pick-ups from local farmers and stores in the community. Additionally we have many groups (businesses, churches, teams) that will take a complete meal for us or prepare and freeze main dishes. We also take financial contributions and convert them into the efficient purchase of items needed.