Please bring your nonperishable food donations on the first Sunday of each month and place them in the labeled blue containers at the bridge entrances and at the south parking lot walkway, or take to the church kitchen (please label “for UMOM” if you choose this option).

UMOM New Day Centers is the largest homeless shelter for families in the state of Arizona. The shelter prepares food boxes for families that usually include the following items:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter & Jelly
  • Soups
  • Any dehydrated potato mixes
  • Rice blends
  • Canned tuna and meat
  • Pastas or pasta meals
  • Condiments
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Boxed meal

We are also collecting bath towels and kitchen supplies to help families who are moving into their own homes. Click here to read more.

PVUMC also recruits volunteers to cook and/or serve dinner at UMOM New Day Centers and the Watkins Shelter each month. Servers are needed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, and at other times. If you can serve, please contact Dave Hepburn. For the Watkins Shelter dinner service, please contact Elaine Heredia.

Visit to learn more about the organization.

Thank you for being God’s love in action™ at PVUMC.

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