Who We Are
The United States of America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Yet, over 40 million people in America live in poverty as at 2016, with 13.8 million of them under the age of 18. Where there is poverty, there is also hunger, job insecurity, crime, homelessness, and despair.
Inspired by the messages of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mathew 25: 31-41, we take care of the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in Escondido, California and surrounding areas. This often means first helping them with food and shelter. We then move on to other services that will help them join the mainstream of society as self-reliant, resourceful, and contributing members of the community.
We launched our organization in 2016, but began our food distribution program in July of 2017. In the month of December of 2017 we became a partner of the San Diego Food Bank and we distributed over 2000 pounds of food to close to 800 household members that month alone.
Other services that we offer or will be offering include, but are not limited to:
In accordance with Christ’s teachings, we turn no one away. We embrace men, women, and children of all ages, social backgrounds and ethnicity. We believe that all human beings are equal in the eyes of the Lord and that it is our responsibility to provide compassionate care to those who are struggling.
Because we are results-focused and are non-discriminatory, we have inspired trust in the community and are forging important collaborations so that no need is left unmet. It is our hope that our work will inspire a culture that embraces all those who are struggling and that reaches out to them with compassionate support, tolerance, and inclusion.
Patricia Taylor is the founder and CEO of Foundation Matthew 633, Inc. a nonprofit organization which has for mission to take care of the basic needs of individuals and families living in the communities of Escondido, California and surrounding areas. Inspired by the words of Jesus Christ, in the Book of Matthew, they reach out to those who are the most vulnerable in order to help them gain stability in their lives. During this time, she has hosted food distributions in partnership with food banks, toy drives in partnership with Toys for Tots, and clothing drives. They then help with transportation, skills training, mentoring, and other services to give community members a sense of social and economic inclusion.
Born in Ivory Coast, Patricia came to the United States in 1991. After starting school and learning English, she worked for the County of San Diego at the Health and Human Services Agency for 14 years. In 2016, she resigned from her position to start Foundation Matthew 633, Inc. because she felt the need to get closer to the members of the community she lives in. She hopes the organization will help those in need move forward in their lives to a better future with compassion, empowerment, pragmatism, faith, and accountability; that the stability they gain will translate to increased self-confidence in their own abilities; and that its compassionate care will extend beyond those it immediately serves.
Patricia is also a mother to 3 sons and 1 daughter, currently residing in North San Diego County.