The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 25, 2023 - team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good... because it’s cold out there.
Hands Across the Street/Columbia Dream Center is the community ministry of Columbia Presbyterian Church. We seek to spread the love of Jesus through our various outreaches, including a soup kitchen, Food Pantry, Summer Food Service Program, Power Packs, community meals, adopt a block, Clothing Bank, Restart Day Center, and a Homeless Shelter. We work closely with local businesses, organizations, and churches. We want to "find a need and fill it, find a heart and heal it".
This is a small snapshot of our services to the community in the month of October:
Soup Kitchen - 2365 individuals served
Community Meals - 127 individuals served
Food Pantry - 482 families served
Clothing Bank - 464 individuals served
Restart Day Center - 183 service connections made
Shelter Bednights - 603 nights
Hands Across the Street addresses homelessness year-round through the Columbia Shelter, during the 21/22 FY we provided over 6000 bednights to those in need. We introduced our Restart Day Center in 2020 which is open every weekday from 8-4 to our Shelter guests and the community where they can access our caseworker for help with resources.
The free Clothing Bank, our first outreach ministry, is open twice weekly to anyone in need.
The Food Ministry of HAS addresses food insecurity in Columbia through our twice-weekly Food Pantry, a soup kitchen that serves lunches weekdays, and two monthly community meals featuring live music and KidzJam at the 4th Street Café. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) feeds our community's children during the summer recess. We also distribute Power Packs to the school to provide weekend food for children.