Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

MCO Update from February 14, 2019

As we continue to have a real Iowa winter this week, we make every effort to get here & keep our office open. A few volunteers braved the aftermath of the large snowfall Tuesday & started packing food baskets. We had regular volunteers plus extra helpers Wednesday morning to get us caught up and edge ahead-63 families had signed up for Wednesday afternoon food pick up alone. If the weather stays calm, we’ll have more people signing up and serve 500 people from over 154 families this week. We truly appreciate your support! Even though we have weather rescheduling & worry, we have not had to worry about having enough food to keep signing families up for baskets-thanks!
 
Financial Assistance appointments are done for this month as of today. We are helping 30 clients with rent or utilities in order to help prevent them from becoming homeless.
  
Continuing Needs-
GLOVES/MITTENS-thanks for sending in more winter outerwear-we gave several more people hats, gloves, & scarves this week. Consider a donation of gloves/mittens, hats, or scarves while our winter weather continues.
Grocery bags-reusable w/handles (any size)
gently used, clean plastic bags
After this busier week, we will need to stock back up on the following items:
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Canned Meat products
Soup, stew, chili
Pasta Sauce & Tomato Products
Canned Fruit
Canned Pasta (Spagh               ettios, etc.)
Pork & Beans or canned beans
Potatoes (fresh or flakes)
Helper Meals
Rice products (especially 1-2 lb bags)
Mac & Cheese
Crackers 
Pancake Mix
Syrup
Baking supplies
 
Our clients can always use:
Toilet Paper & other paper products (we still have lots-thanks!)
Small/trial sized (hotel) shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion, etc.
Dental care items-toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss
Full-size personal care products (for larger families)
Laundry detergent & cleaning products 
  (we bag up laundry pods to give to more families)
 
We greatly value your partnership in serving our neighbors in need
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Thank you for walking with us as we serve the needy in our community.