Matthew 25: Ministries began as the result of a trip Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey made with a group of doctors and nurses to Nicaragua in 1990. Pastor Mettey’s years as an inner city social worker and pastor had done little to prepare him for what he experienced in Nicaragua during his visit. Upon leaving, Pastor Mettey made a promise to himself that he would find a way to help the people of Nicaragua. He developed an efficient system to rescue and reuse food, clothing, personal care, cleaning, medical and educational supplies which were deemed no longer useful by US standards and transport them to those in desperate need.
Over the years, Matthew 25’s distribution activities have expanded to include partners in our local commuinity as well as partners throughout the United States and around the world. Since 1991, Matthew 25: Ministries has grown from a small group of dedicated individuals carrying supplies in suitcases to an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization distributing over 13,000,000 pounds of products and helping more than 18,000,000 people each year locally, nationally and internationally.