Providing for those in need has always been a core value for churches of all denominations. There are countless references in the bible about giving of your time to those in need. Members of churches serve and support the needs of people in the communities, people around the world and members of their own congregation.
Matthew 25: 35-36
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.