Uncle Charlie’s Cookie Ministry is a faith-based ministry started in 2004, a week after hurricane Charlie.
We saw all the help that the first responders and other people gave to survivors. I prayed for something to do even though I was in a wheelchair. That was when the cookie ministry was born. In addition, the Lord blessed our commitment to him; we donate all of the cookies to CCMI, law enforcement, hospitals, veterans, neighbors, non-profit organizations, and anyone who could just use a cookie.
Every single cookie is free and offered with love, Uncle Charlie’s priority is a monthly visit to a local soup kitchen and a weekly homeless dinner, bringing the sweets that delight.
Charlie Kellenberger has suffered many major health problems but continues to be an inspiration to the surrounding communities, he is an ordinary member of our community who believes in giving, Charlie travels in a wheelchair as a result of having congestive heart failure and a massive heart attack in 2000. He underwent five bypass surgeries. He then had a leg amputated in 2001 and is now dealing with stage 4 prostate cancer. With a big grin, Charlie says “Love your neighbor”, and also, “give them a cookie”. Uncle Charlie wants to lead by example. He is passionate about cookies because he is passionate about his faith.