Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

MCO Update from June 6, 2019

Happy June!  Hope you have been able to get out & enjoy the great weather we’ve had in patches here & there. We’ve been fortunate to not have a downpour during food distribution these past weeks-serving almost 300 people from 100 families currently. Thanks for your help in these efforts!
 
We had 6 people helping in our community garden last Friday, which facilitated more planting of seeds, covering of salad crops (we had lots of insect damage last year), and general fun. Things are progressing well-several rhubarb harvests have come to the pantry, and we’ve been able to give out a dozen or more portions of lettuce to our clients. We also received the first area garden donation of lettuce-a repeat parish donor whose lettuce is always beautiful brought in “salad packs” for us to give out-each one had some green onion & radish in w/the lettuces. What a thoughtful donation.
 
We had a service group of Mercy staff this past Tuesday afternoon. They learned about our operations & helped make snack bags & personal care bags-we appreciate their help!
Pantry usage increased this week & we need help restocking our shelves!
Please help us with the following items:
 
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Tuna and other Canned Meat
Soup, Stew, Chili
Pasta Sauce
Canned Beans, Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Rice Products
Pasta
Potatoes (fresh or flakes)
Helper Meals
Mac & Cheese
Baking Supplies (Flour, sugar, oil, etc.) can always be used
Homeless Bag Items (easy open single-serve items)
 
Our clients always appreciate:
Toilet Paper & other paper products
Small  (hotel)  sized shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion, etc.
Dental care items-toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss
Full-size personal care products (for larger families)
Laundry detergent (pods!) & cleaning products
We appreciate your steadfast support during this growing season-we continue to grow the number of people we help with food, which allows these clients the chance to grow in their security.
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Thank you for walking with us as we serve the needy in our community.