Providing essential supports to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty for those in the Dexter and Chelsea communities.
Faith In Action, with the help of many businesses, community groups, and congregational supporters, has become the largest emergency service provider in western Washtenaw County. We are the grateful beneficiary of significant help from Chelsea United Way, Coordinated Funding of Washtenaw County, Food Gatherers and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.
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Faith in Action was founded in 1980 by Rev. Jerry Beaumont as an outreach program of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea, Michigan. Housed in our building on the grounds of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (formerly Chelsea Community Hospital) since 1989, our central services remain our emergency food pantry, free clothing room, financial help with utilities and lodging, counseling, a free health clinic, and holiday and back to school support.
Faith in Action receives funding from Chelsea United Way, Washtenaw United Way, many individuals, and 17 church congregations in Chelsea and Dexter. Food Gatherers is a primary source of our food. Scouting groups of Chelsea have always been actively engaged in supporting our food and other programs. We are proud that nearly 70 volunteers and dozens of community groups provide the core of our service to help neighbors here in Chelsea and Dexter.