Christian benevolence is something that was very dear to Jesus’ heart. His desire is for us to show His love by being kind, generous and helpful to those who are in need. Jesus in Matthew 25 shares with us the following:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”  

Check out the following links to learn more about these ministries.
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The Food Closet Ministry provides emergency food for people in need on a short-term basis. Food Closet
The Twin Cities Rescue Mission shows love and compassion to the homeless. Rescue Mission