iCare, Inc. was started in January 2012 by licensed caterers, who leveraged their culinary expertise to serve their community by voluntarily sponsoring and catering events for homeless shelters, underserved neighborhoods and their local church.
For nearly five years, they have had great success bringing people from all walks of life together to serve people experiencing homelessness, indigent persons and families and disenfranchised veterans. iCare was formed with the intent to expand the scope from charitable food service to include fundraising efforts to launch programs that can improve the lives of many people in the Jacksonivlle Florida area and DC metropolitan area.
Today, iCare is a viable solution to the rapidly growing problem of homelessness and indigence throughout the mid-atlantic area. We have quickly expanded into an organization with a number of
services, programs, volunteers and partner agencies that lend invaluable support and leadership to a community of people who need it. So far, many have been helped by our innovative and collaborative means to reduce hunger, homelessness and poverty. Our partner organizations rely on us to share good food, good ideas and rally stakeholders and volunteers around big issues.
iCare’s vision is that all who are touched by our community outreach, whether on a one-time or long-term basis, will be empowered to improve the quality of their lives through access to food, shelter, mentoring and personal development, job readiness and career placement, counseling services and spiritual enrichment.
Additionally, iCare’s organizational vision is to be self-sustaining, well recognized in the community, and respected by other agencies, organizations and individuals. We would like to provide support to other agencies through leadership, expertise and monetary contributions.