Matthew's Ministry began in August 2010 when a teacher submitted a prayer request to a local Moms In Touch group. The prayer stated, "Please pray for a child in my class that does not have food at home to eat." Kristie Disbrow, a local mom, returned to the teacher and asked if her family could donate food to help this child. She quickly learned that many children in the school did not have food at home. Kristie emailed friends, told them about this need, and set up a collection bin on her porch. Many donated food to this cause, and teachers, social workers, and guidance counselors distributed food to hungry children and their families.
More and more schools heard about this program, and in December 2010, Matthew's Ministry became a 501(3)(c) non-profit agency. Kristie soon realized that she would need space to store her food and began to look for a storage area in Southport. Southport Realty graciously donated space in January 2011 to keep food. A little red wagon was placed in the lobby, and people could drop off donations of food that would then be distributed to hungry children in Brunswick County. In March 2015, Matthew's Ministry moved to its current location at 8500 Oak Island Dr. Each week, volunteers pick up food and deliver it to the schools, where it is placed into backpacks and sent home with students on the program.