Breadbasket is a longstanding ministry for providing food to those in need in Hattiesburg. This ministry began in February, 1981 when Westminster Presbyterian Church initiated the project with six other churches joining Westminster in the effort to fulfill the goal of being a witness of Christ to those people that are helped and fed by this interfaith group of volunteers in Hattiesburg. One of our parishioners has been involved since the first meeting of this group. Core to this ministry is the collection of food and money to keep the pantry stocked and to deliver food boxes one day per week to those who call the program for food assistance. Church of the Ascension has been involved since the inception of this service and continues to be active in fulfilling the original goal. An ecumenical Thanksgiving Service for the community is held annually, with the member churches rotating as the host church.