IN 1986, MORE THAN 20 FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS CAME TOGETHER WITH A SINGLE PURPOSE.
The mission was simple: to feed the hungry. To establish a dinner program near the beach. "To be here" said Frank Bragg, one of the program's pioneers. "Where the people are."
More than half a million meals later, the spirit that founded the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center is still alive thanks to more than 150 congregations and volunteer organizations who show up to prepare and serve meals. Thousands of helping hands working side by side to support the mission of JCOC. It's an extraordinary effort that requires tremendous coordination and ongoing support.
And the JCOC continues to grow: serving not only meals, but other vital services as well: a food pantry, housing, counseling, advocacy, education and employment assistance. We provide the opportunity for a second chance.
Our story continues.