Metro is NOT a church. However, our organization was formed by the First Methodist Church of Fresno when they moved “north” to Barstow Avenue to merge with Wesley Methodist in 1970. The merger committee saw the need to create a 501(c)3 to meet the needs of the residents left in the decaying Downtown. Read our History.
Today, we pride ourselves as a multicultural, multi-faith based community benefit organization that values and has made a commitment to the inclusion of people of ALL faith backgrounds in our Board and community programs and projects alike.
Yes! Our three new programs: Cross-Sector Community Leadership and Innovation, Community Food Systems and Resilient Communities always have a consistent need for outreach, communication and clerical support. However, we only take interns/volunteers that can commit to a regular schedule.
We ask that interns be able to commit at least eight (8) hours a week during the school year and 15+ hours a week over summer.
Metro is NOT a food bank. However, our outreach staff assist individuals and families apply for CalFresh Benefits to help supplement your food budget, if you qualify. Call Mai (Hmong & English speakers) or Luis (Spanish & English speakers) at 559-485-1416 to make an appointment. If you are in need of sustenance TODAY, you may still call the office to ask for a food bank referral through our Making Connections Community Resource Guide.