top of page

Oakland Presbyterian Church’s Mission Team reached out to the community and identified three priority areas for our call to serve focus – food insecurity, displaced/homeless people and the students and staff of our schools. Our objective in these areas are to serve others as God instructs us to help the most underserved and in need, combine our collective efforts with other area partners to support existing programs while learning from their experience to plan for our own programs (i.e. food pantry) and provide opportunities for Oakland’s congregation to participate and contribute to these causes in a meaningful way. 



Current Focus:

Food Insecurity

Displaced/Homeless Persons

Students/School Staff



Currently serving:

Smithfield Rescue Mission

Polenta Elementary Blessings Box

Harbor House

WJHS Food Pantry

Area Schools (West View ES, Cleveland ES, Polenta ES, Cleveland MS, Swift Creek MS, Cleveland HS, WJHS)

Meadowview Assisted Living Center

Backpack Buddies

Angel Tree



Previously served:

House of Hope

Rise Against Hunger

SECU Hospice House

Samaritans Purse

Treats for Troops

Bryan Center of Clayton



The Mission Team currently conducts quarterly drives within the church each year:



1st Quarter – Canned Food/Non-Perishables

2nd Quarter – Cleaning Products

3rd Quarter – School Supplies Drive

4th Quarter – Angel Tree



OPC’s Mission Team has also been especially blessed to be able to meet unexpected and real-time needs for the community. 

Gathering 56 winter coats in ten days for families with immediate needs

Sponsoring bags for Cleveland Area Backpack Buddies – food supplies for students during long breaks

Providing clothes and essentials for a family in the community who lost everything in a fire.

Providing funding for graduating high school students who could not afford caps and gowns for graduation ceremonies.

Routinely monitoring and supplying a Blessing Box with food at Polenta Elementary 

Providing holiday treats and visits to Meadowview Nursing Home 

Assisting families of students with expenses for medical treatment travel





OPC’s Mission Team is always open to new opportunities to serve those in need and encourages you to contact us with any information of the underserved in our area. You may contact us at: or




bottom of page