WINN Ministries serves God on the most practical level: supplying food, clothes and household goods for the poor and needy. It's not a food pantry, though, but a literal warehouse of supplies at the disposal of the Church! Working as a silent partner to over 200 churches, mostly in the Denver area, it connects people with churches, and churches with each other. (It has supplied items for missionaries in 45 different countries, but that's another amazing story!)
The first step is connecting struggling families and individuals with a church home. It's a core belief of this ministry that the whole person needs to be helped. Next, the church's pastor or compassion team supplies a list of needs that WINN's "Holy Scroungers" round up for the church to deliver. WINN's Resource Coordinator works to connect the pastors with additional support services that might be needed to assist them.
Businesses and individuals contribute items and/or money to help WINN function. Now over 14 years old and strong as ever, WINN offers training seminars, consulting to churches to research and invest in their immediate neighborhoods, and resources such as food to help those neighbors.