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Harvest Ministries of Roswell

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Causes: Family Counseling, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Public & Societal Benefit, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: Our Mission is to help point people to faith in Christ by Biblical counseling, teaching, and providing nutritious food. To assist anyone who has the need for good quality food . We want to help end hunger in our community. This would include individuals, families, other ministries, and agencies needing our assistance.

Results: After moving into our newly remodeled facility in 2010, we saw hundreds more people helped with intensive counseling. We also expanded our food rescue program, and are distributing ten times (475,000 pounds in 2011), the amount of food to three southeastern NM counties.

Programs: Harvest Ministries' programs provide family counseling, Biblical counseling, food rescue, and food distribution.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

my daughter bought a home in dexter n.m. the well did not work it was over 100 degrees outside four of us needed somewhere to get a shower i called these people and they lent us clean towels and a nice private shower where my wife & daughter were safe and could get cleaned up they were very polite and helpful thanks loads ron bell & family

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a non-profit domestic violence shelter. Funding is very tight, but our volume of clients served has not decreased with our funding. Harvest Ministries provides a critical service to our organization by providing food of all kinds for our clients. Our organization provides safety and services to victims of domestic violence, and with the help of our friends at Harvest Ministries, we provide these families with the services they need to avoid a dangerous situation, homelessness, and give them the strength they need to build a new and healthy life. Harvest Ministries has always been generous with us and we are thankful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff was very friendly and helpful in explaining how the volunteers are to help out. It is truly a community group that volunteers there. Everytime I went I saw new people at the building helping out. The service, distributing food to needy people and organizations is a welcome help in ANY community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was part of a service organzation which was looking for a non profit to assist. When we started looking we kept hearing about Harvest Ministries which was doing so much good for our community and the surrounding counties. We asked if they could use additional support and were informed that they had far more need than they had the resources for. They feed over 20,000 people a month over a three county area and partner about 18 other agencies to help them! We held a food drive five years ago donating over 2,000 pounds of food and have done one every year since with the drives getting bigger every year to help them out. Our club has visited their facility and we were all thoroughly impressed with their organization and the work they do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Harvest Ministries is a wonderful ministry that shares the love of Jesus with those in need. Not only do clients receive physical food from the food bank, they are given spiritual food as well. Pastor Rubie shares a message from the Bible and volunteers pray with them as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Harvest Ministries is a Christ lead help for many spiritially and physically hungery people. I enjoy volunteering here. The staff and the other volunteers are warm servants of God. Many more hands and hearts are needed to serve the people of Roswell with needed food, helping with job searches, and praying with them. I find that I benefit with more blessings from our clients each time I come to help.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board member of Harvest Ministries these past 6 years I have witnessed first hand the difference this faith based non profit organization is making in Chaves, Eddy and Lincoln counties. Eighteen agencies received almost 500,000 lbs. of food in 2011. Over 7,000 person were served at the Ministry Center last year and were fed both physically and spiritually. The homeless are able to receive food, take a shower and have their clothes washed all in a caring and professional manner and environment. Pastor Rubie's vision of helping those in need by reaching out to the less fortunate in our community is being realized at Harvest Ministries on a daily basis.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Every time I've helped out or stopped by to drop off donates to Harvest Ministries of Roswell. Pastor Rubie always has a smile on his face and helping the people there. He is aways thankful of any donates made not just food, but clothing as well. God has blessed the community through this ministry.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Harvest Ministries of Roswell is a well-run organization that helps other organizations in our area. They help their clients with food assistance; job skills training; and financial, personal, and Biblical counseling. They also distribute food that they receive (either from donations or from a larger food bank) to smaller food pantries in nearby towns and cities. Harvest Ministries is well-known in our community as a place where people can get help. When our local church closed its doors, we gave Harvest Ministries most of the money in our bank account because of how much they help the entire community.

Karen102

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm an interviewer at Harvest, so get to chat w/the people who come for help, whether it be food, bus passes, counseling or prayer--sometimes a combination of these! So many ppl are hurting financially and emotionally and leave happier and more encouraged than when they walked in the door. Over and over I hear how "blessed" they feel knowing that such a caring ministry is there for them when there is more month at the end of the money!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An incredible outreach in our city located right on Main Street. You can always see lines of people waiting to get help, its just awesome.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have personally been involved in the food distribution of Harvest Ministries of Roswell and Pastor Rubie now for many years and can say without a doubt that I have witnessed tens of thousands of people being helped with food, provision, blankets, and other miscellaneous needs. Harvest Ministries of Roswell is the one of the most giving organizations in helping hurting people I have ever seen in my life. I recommend them for the highest award you might give out. Robin A. Cox 575-622-8042

John89

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Harvest Ministries of Roswell is a compassionate, caring organization, which helps people with food, various counseling needs and other vital assistance, including employment assistance. They started out by providing winter coats and blankets and have grown into a large non-profit organization, helping thousands of people, in many counties of SE New Mexico.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Harvest Ministries is such a vital ministry in our community. The needs being met here are not just physical hunger, but spiritual hunger and emotional hunger as well. I want to express that I have not just been a volunteer with Harvest before, but I have been blessed by this ministry in a time of need for my own family. We have all experienced times of struggle in our lives when we just needed someone to come along side of us to lend their arms of love to help and encourage us onward. I thank God for this ministry and its volunteers who strive to show the love of Jesus to all who walk through their doors!

Donor

Rating: 5

Harvest Ministries is one of those ministries where there is more than meets the eye. Although it is primarily concerned with meeting people's phyiscal needs by providing food, it also serves to meet people's emotional and spiritual needs as well. Harvest volunteers seek to ministry the love the Jesus to its client's above all things. They desire not only to meet people's physical needs with food, but their emotional need that all people have to be loved. They try to show each and every client that no matter their need, Jesus loves and cares for them, and so do the people of Harvest Ministries. Harvest also tries to meet the spiritual needs of people by ministering the message of forgiveness of sin by the sacrifice and blood of Jesus Christ on their behalf. The volunteers seek to help people find forgiveness and healing in Jesus and a relationship with the Creator that made and gave His Son to redeem them. The Harvest Center is amazingly designed to meet the needs of its clients and the staff and volunteers are trained well to support its individual clients needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For those families and individuals in our area who are suffering from devastating setbacks or are just struggling to survive, Harvest Ministries has provided wise counsel, nutritious food assistance, and an opportunity to plug into the life-changing healing and hope to be found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I started volunteering at Harvest Ministries about 7 years ago and have had many enriching and encouraging encounters with the precious people Harvest ministers to on a daily basis. I have had the privilege of sorting coats and doing laundry for our homeless population and I helped with the interior planning and design of our new Ministry Center in 2010. I have worked with the Pantry Ladies filling grocery bags for our clients who walk in the front door, and I've worked with the freight staff to process donated food and dispense it to the 18 Partner Agencies who make it possible for more of our struggling families, children, youth, homeless, senior citizens, and veterans to be reached with nutritious food choices. Harvest is makiing a huge difference!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience at Harvest Ministry has been very rewarding. I feel we're meeting a real and vital need of our less fortunate neighbors. I also find the folks I work with are good humored, very kind and a joy to share time with. God bless this community outreach.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a local pastor in Roswell, NM I have seen first hand the impact that Harvest Ministries makes to people each and every day. Not only to those who enter the doors of Harvest Ministries each week, but have seen the impact to local ministries in Roswell who are supported by and partner with Harvest Ministries to meet the needs of hungry, desperate, and hurting people. Also each time I am able to volunteer or be a part of a volunteer opportunity, I am always blessed and impressed with how organized each department of the ministry is conducted. Harvest Ministries is a true reflection of Matthew 25: 37 - 40

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Harvest Ministries for 3 years and have found this ministry to one of great importance in Roswell and surrounding communities! Pastor Rubie has instilled in his volunteers and each person who enters the doors the importance of meeting people's physical needs with food, their emotional needs with encouragement, and their spiritual needs with prayers and scripture. Pastor Rubie goes the extra mile in each contact he has, developing Harvest to be a well oiled ministry.

Donor

Rating: 5

They helped more people than I ever imagined. When I toured the facility I was impressed with how organized everything was from the freezers to the details that are taken during client interviews. I personally saw the real care the receptionist and interviewer and director took with each client. All treated with respect and as unique individuals in unique predicaments. They do not see this as a cookie cutter operation where a client is a number, but as a way to come alongside families each in unique situations and give them the hand up that they need to press on.