Due to Covid policies, the food pantry is currently only open on Tuesdays from 10:00am -2:00pm.
We hope to reopen our Thursday food pantry beginning in November.
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
At Broad Street Ministry Center, we love the honor of serving clients their daily bread,
but also sharing with them Jesus, the BREAD OF LIFE.
In 2019 over 90 of our clients gave their heart to Jesus Christ.
Over 90 people have their name written in the book of life.
We have found the following ministries to be a blessing
as we desire to come along side of them in their new walk with God.
FOLLOW UP: Once a client has asked Jesus in their heart we begin a month long follow up.
Each person who gave their heart to Christ receives phone calls and letters.
In this way we are able to follow up with them, pray with them, encourage them
with Bible reading, and invite them to one of our studies.
MONTHLY ONE-ON-ONE: Each client who walks through our doors for food spends time with an “interviewer”.
After going through the food list (making note of allergies etc..) our interviewer devotes time to sharing the Gospel,
encouraging them, answering follow up Bible questions, and praying with them.
Through this monthly one-on-one discpleship time we have seen lives changed.
MONDAY: L.O.G. (Love Of God) West Acres Baptist Church has partnered with Broad Street Ministry Center
to provide a delicious hot meal, a time of worship and Bible teaching to many at the center.
At this time, this meal is being given out on the sidewalk on Mondays @12:30pm
THURSDAY LADIES STUDY: We have a Bible Study from 10:30am -11:30am with a dessert provided. Curriculum is used which takes the group through different books of the Bible. Through simple questions we teach and model
how to have devotion time on you own.
THURSDAY MEN’S STUDY: Bible Study from 10:30am -11:30am with a dessert included.
Currently the men are studying a book which discusses what it means to be a “Man of God” in this day.
Due to Covid policies, the clothing floor is currently only open on Tuesdays from 10:00am -1:00pm.
We hope to reopen our Thursday clothing ministry beginning in November.
The holiday gift will be a combination of a devotion book, new socks,
Bible, family game that spurs on togetherness and conversation, plus dessert for the family game night.
To sponsor a family, mail your $35 donation or drop it by 20 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901.
Please designate it as “Holiday Meals.” If possible, please consider donating by October 1st.
If you prefer to give on line, we have set up a “GOFUND” for our holiday meal program
Holiday Meals for families in need (See Give page)
We will gladly accept winter coats/jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, blankets
as we begin to prepare for the fall 2020/winter 2021.
We have students in need of a teacher.
Our adult literacy program provides one-on-one tutoring, allowing the student to move at their own pace.
We use the Bible as part of the study text.
If you’re interested in volunteering to teach an adult to read and write,
please call BSMC at (706)722-5999.
If you know an adult who cannot read and write, please share this information with them.
Shoes & Socks
We recently opened a shoe room on our clothing floor.
Currently, it is available on Tuesdays only from 10am -1pm.
One of the qualifications for food pantry eligibility is having a job.
Therefore, a job board in the waiting room is updated regularly to inform clients
of employment opportunities in the immediate area. BSMC also offers resume assistance when needed.
If you own a business and would like to have job opportunities shared at the center
or if you own a training school and would like to have the classes you offer shared, please contact us.
If you would like help with a resume, please contact us for an appointment time.
Vacation Bible School: Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we were unable to hold a VBS week
at the center this Summer. However, we prepared VBS activity bags that included Bible coloring/activity pages,
school supplies, snacks for each day and a few fun prizes.
We sent a mailing out to our clients with children, inviting them to come pick up the bags.
The families who participated were so appreciative of the thought given to their children during this difficult time.
Back to school bash: We did not hold this large gathering this year due to Covid 19, but we were able to include some school supplies in the VBS activity bags. Also, thanks to our partnerships with local schools, we will be providing school supplies to any children they find in need. (See “School Partnership” below) To assist this ministry, we will still accept donations of school supplies at any time during the year.
During the Covid19 Crisis, we found ourselves with the privilege of providing food,
clothing, and hygiene supplies to other community organizations that serve families in need.
These include i-Care 4, Augusta Rescue Mission, Garden City Rescue,
Augusta Care Pregnancy and local churches.
In addition to our summer children ministries and winter apparel for youth,
we have partnered with principals and social workers from middle and high schools.
Together we are meeting the needs of some of our children in extreme poverty
and in homeless situations in our community.
* Prom dresses for Junior & senior girls
* Weekend food
* clothing and hygiene items as the social worker requests
* ongoing school supplies
If your church or organization is looking for a way to get involved,
here are some future projects you might want to consider funding and or volunteering for.
*Outdoor benches for clients/outside pantry room entrance
*Renovate closet for interview room for wheelchair bound clients
*Redo ceiling in coat room
*Swing set/benches/ fence to replace outdoor playground that was destroyed