St. Joseph Community Health Foundation Donates to Help Distribute Rescued Food!

“We feel blessed to be able to invest in your food rescue program,” said Meg Distler, Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation. The ultimate goal of Heart of the City Mission Foundation, Inc is to break the cycle of generational poverty by making a difference one life at a time.

Christmas Eve Food Distribution Walk

You, your family and friends can help Mission Church with its annual Christmas Eve Food Distribution Walk!

North Eastern Development Corp and North Eastern Group Realty Donates $50,000

North Eastern Development Corp and North Eastern Group Realty today presented Heart of the City Mission Foundation with a combined check of $50,000 to further its mission of breaking the cycle of generational poverty one life at a time.

YOU DID IT!!! #FeedTheNeed $5,000 Match Challenge Meets Its Goal!

A total of over $10,000 was raised to enable Heart of the City Mission Foundation to complete its van purchase! This will help HOTC nourish people and foster nutrition where it is needed most. 

#FeedTheNeed $5,000 Match Challenge


• #FeedTheNeed will take place October 19-26, 2020.

• Donations received within that time period will be matched $1 for $1 up to $5,000.

• Donations may be made online on the HOTC website - simply select Heart of the City Mission Foundation and follow the instructions for online giving. Click Here To Donate.

• Donations may also be made by check and mailed to: Heart of the City Mission Foundation, 1651 Cass St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Earn-A-Bike Program COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 has impacted many of the Heart of the City programs including the Earn-A-Bike Program. 

Two Easy Ways to GIVE When You SHOP!

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Thank You for Giving On #GivingTuesday

Thank you to all who contributed to #GivingTuesday on May 5, 2020. It helps us do many things, including to load volunteers' vehicles to distribute food directly to our community. The $3,009.60 that was raised...

2020 Raymond Rosenberger Award Recipient: Tim Stauffer

He never forgot that day, and the gratefulness he felt has followed Stauffer throughout life. He wanted others to feel that kind of neighborly love. So, he became the giver, striving to feed people physically and spiritually.


#GivingTuesdayNOW is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

HEARTFUL 2020 Event Postponed

Like so many others, HOTC we find ourselves in unprecedented times.  HOTC has made the decision to postpone “HEARTFUL 2020” fundraiser originally scheduled for April 22, 2020.

Heart of the City Receives $10,000 Grant

The Heart of the City Mission Foundation (HOTC) announced recently that it has received $10,000 to help fund the distribution of rescued food.