Stories of Success – Davieyell

In honor of National Women’s Day, we wanted to recognize a very special and hard-working Davieyell.  As an unemployed, single mother of five children, Davieyell was struggling to stay afloat. Without stable housing or a means of transportation, Davieyell was desperately searching for a way out of her rough situation when she came across the […]

Fresh Ministries, Inc. Partners with the Jacksonville’s Police Athletic League to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

This summer, Fresh Futures, an initiative of Fresh Ministries, Inc. is partnering with Jacksonville’s Police Athletic League to work with over 180 youth across Duval and Nassau County. These students, aged five through 19, are currently on basketball and swim teams that implement a Prevention Plus Wellness curriculum called SPORT. The curriculum incorporates activities and […]


Teaching a Man to Fish

In order to alleviate food insecurity in U.S. Virgin Islands and Africa, FreshMinistries has partnered with the network of Agribusiness Economic Development Centers to create agribusiness functions around state-of-the-art climate controlled greenhouse farming. These programs will combine education and hands-on training and production of farm-raised fish and fresh produce for areas that import nearly all […]

Welcome to the team – Omar!

Meet the newest addition to our FreshMinistries’ family – Omar Simmons! Omar became a part of FreshMinistries over a year ago as a Case Manager and mentor of the Fresh Path program, but only recently took on the full-time position as the Fresh Futures’ Program Coordinator.   Prior to FreshMinistries, Omar worked with athletes at […]

Stories of Success – Joy

Before receiving training at the LifePoint Career Institute, Joy was struggling to find employment. She was several months behind on rent, struggling to buy necessities, and didn’t have much hope for the future. After just 10-weeks with the team at LifePoint Career Institute, Joy was taught how to professionally present herself at a job interview, […]

National Mentoring Month | Caleb’s Story

“Would you like to volunteer as a tutor?” asked my grandmother. I had no idea how this simple question would be the catalyst that would transform my values and purpose. Up to that point, I did not have very many responsibilities other than schoolwork and after-school clubs. So, being the easily-agreeable person that I am, […]

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Jacksonville-Based FreshMinistries Teams With Desmond Tutu On Global Program To End Hunger

Jacksonville-based FreshMinistries, Inc. has teamed up with South African Archbishop  Desmond Tutu to make the nonprofit’s aquaponics agricultural initiative global in an effort to fight world hunger. FreshMinistries, founded in 1989, aims to end extreme poverty by empowering people living in impoverished and high-crime neighborhoods. Under the direction of Rev. Dr. Robert V. Lee III, FreshMinistries […]