Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

MCO Update from August 8, 2019

Greetings, We are serving 250 people from over 80 families with your generous support. It’s been pretty nice summer weather for our food distributions-not 90 degrees & up at least.  We are taking a breath after the last three very busy weeks in the pantry, but also have continued & finished with Financial Assistance appointments for the month in our office.
 
THANKS SO MUCH for responding to our plea for food, personal care products, & volunteering! We will get through the month just fine with enough volunteers. But, as far as food, please continue to think of us & send more in regularly! We’ve spent several thousand dollars since the first of July purchasing food at the grocery store to help keep our baskets from being too thin. Though we purchase and receive lots of free food from HACAP, we can’t always get the items we need when we need them. Our parish & community donations & drives supply roughly half the food we use for client baskets. We hope to see donations increase again by the time school starts.
 
We really appreciated the increased & extra donations from our parishes & community this past Monday & thoughout the week! St. Ludmilla’s special effort to bring us two truck loads of food was very helpful!
MCO WEBSITE-Our website is still down.  Please bear with us! You can always call us for info., or send donations in the mail.
We will have more families request food each week as the month goes on.
Please help us keep our shelves stocked for August. We are in need of:
Peanut Butter
Tuna and other Canned Meat
Pasta Sauce & Tomato products
Soup, Stew, Chili!
Canned Pasta (Raviolios, etc.)
Canned Beans, Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Rice Products
Potatoes (fresh or flakes)
Helper Meals
Mac & Cheese
Crackers
Pancake Mix
Syrup
Baking Supplies (Flour, sugar, oil, salt, etc.)
Homeless Bag Items (easy open single-serve items)-protein/meals
 
Our clients really 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
 (Thanks for recent donations-we have given pods to almost
every client the past two weeks!)
 
Thanks for partnering with us to serve our neighbors!
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Thank you for walking with us as we serve the needy in our community.