The BRICK Ministries' mission is to "live Christ's message to compassionately love and respect those in need." Its vision is "to provide services and build relationships to change people's circumstances and lives through Christ" through its emergency food shelf and financial assistance and referral programming. As a faith-based organization, The BRICK is careful to never proselytize, and instead considers its faith-centered mission and vision as the motivation for serving the community.
The BRICK achieves its mission through two programs. The Food Shelf Program provides a variety of nutritious food to low income residents of our service area who meet The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) guidelines. The Food Shelf Program serves consumers at its four locations: Ashland, WI, the Cable Area Food Shelf, Helping Hands Food Shelf - Mellen, WI, and the South Shore Food Shelf - Cornucopia, WI.
The BRICK’s Benevolence Program provides emergency financial assistance for essential human needs. Its Benevolence Manager assists program participants by allocating funds for these services, and by working with consumers to connect with other agencies to obtain both emergency and continuing services, and to establish a long term plan.
The BRICK Ministries accomplishes much of its work through the service provided by its volunteer force of nearly 200 individuals. These volunteers are active at every level of the organization.