About Us

God has blessed us abundantly over the years. We started literally from scratch, giving out furniture and clothing in Boston, MA to battered women and children coming out of shelters. Since then, over 25 million pounds of food has been distributed and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of items (such as food, clothing, furniture, and other items) have been provided in the U.S. and third world countries.

Driven by the vision given to him by the Lord Jesus Christ, founder Reverend Philip Cooper directs the ministry based on Scriptural principles. The ministry is totally funded by donors moved to care for the poor. Since 1986, Marathon has given freely over a billion dollars of necessary items, including food to tens of thousands of needy families. In Matthew 10:8, Jesus said “Freely ye have received, freely give.” In agreement with the Lord’s words, Marathon has freely given in times of need such as natural disasters, famines, economic hardships, and international affairs.

More important than the physical needs we’ve met over the years, our goal is (and always will be) to lead lost men, women, and children to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through the precious blood He shed on Calvary.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

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