Mission Statement

The Mission of Hand Across Mathews is to help local families who have suffered some crisis that puts them in need of the basic amenities of food, clothing, shelter, prescription medications or fuel.  When all other avenues of support have been exhausted, we help them get back on their feet.  We have combined the efforts of 35 churches to provide non-denominational charitable aid to families, which have been evaluated and approved by the Mathews County Social Services Department.  The following statistics summarize our efforts in the past year:

  • The budget for our Programs exceeds $140,000 annually;
  • Between 95 and 100 families per week are receiving food;
  • Approximately 70 volunteers provide over 9,000 hours of services each year.