Our Mission

  • To help the poor and unfortunate with their needs and touch them with God's love.
  • To provide an opportunity for all concerned persons to live their faith by reaching out to their fellow human beings.
  • To demonstrate God's message of love for the poor.
About Tracy Interfaith Ministries (T.I.M.)

There was a call to do God's work and it all began for us in February of 1988. Twelve area churches joined together to expand what had previously been done unilaterally. The name chosen was Tracy Interfaith Ministries (T.I.M.) The logo was designed with three triangles coming together at one point to signify our one goal. The T.I.M. lettering was designed to give the illusion of the Cross of Jesus. T.I.M. originally took over an area of the First Presbyterian site but eventually outgrew that location. Since inception, we have outgrown three facilities. We completed the construction of a permanent location in September of 2008. The 10,000 square foot facility is built on land leased from the City of Tracy on a fifty-five year lease at $1.00 a year.

Originally there were six volunteers but by the end of the first year that number had grown to thirty-five. In 1988 we provided food for 1,396 adults and 1,825 children with an average of 106 homes served each month. In 2012 we served 45,409 adults and 32,085 children and we help an average of 1,685 households each month. We remain an all-volunteer organization, and we now have over one hundred very dedicated and caring people who volunteer each month. We are always looking for more volunteers. Most, but not all, come to us from member churches which now number twenty-six.

Each member church has a seat on our Board of Directors and a say in our operating policies and procedures. Each church contributes in some way (volunteers, cash, food, etc.) to our support. We also have strong support from individuals, organizations and corporations in our community. In addition, several grants (see Recognition) cover a large amount of our food, rent and infant products costs.

We service the low-income residents who live within the Tracy Unified High School District and Lammersville School District and we also help those stranded in Tracy without food or money. Sometimes we provide bus tickets or gas to those passing through. We always provide some food even when we must refer some clients to another town for help. No one leaves our premises hungry. Although we are a faith-based organization, we require nothing more than evidence of need from our clients. In addition to food and clothing, we provide many other essentials such as shampoo and toothpaste, and in some instances we provide emergency bus tickets (courtesy of the Salvation Army) plus referrals to other service organizations (see Other Resources).


Tracy Interfaith Ministry Board Officers

President, Renee Reece
Vice President, Deacon John Ryan
Secretary, Penny Van der Meer
Treasurer, Bob Weinberg

Director, Darlene Quinn

Financial Advisor & Auditor, William E. Hartley, C.P.A.
311 West Grant Line Road
Tracy, CA 95376
Office: 209-836-5424
FAX: 209-836-5096
Hours: 10am - 2pm Mon-Fri
info@tracyinterfaith.org
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