Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

Metro Catholic Outreach – MCO

MCO Update from March 28, 2019

We have 415 people from 115 families signed up for food baskets this week. Thanks for helping make it possible for us to serve our neighbors in need!
 
Tomorrow/Friday we hold our Financial Assistance Call-in for April appointments. We expect hundreds of calls in the first 45 min. (as usual). We’ll likely fill all our appointments within an hour & there will be dozens of clients we can’t help. April is when the utility companies can legally shut off those who have gotten too far behind on their bills, which will make our office busier with more calls from people looking for help.
 
Washington High’s IJAG group volunteered at our food distribution yesterday afternoon. They helped give out close to 60 food baskets, including the donated milk, meat, & produce from HACAP. We appreciated their conscientious & speedy service!
 
Great American Milk Drive-You can donate at Hy-Vee stores when shopping for 3 more days ’till the end of March. MCO Food Pantry has been able to pick up free milk for our families for the past several years. You can get more info. or donate here: http://www.hacap.org/how-to-help/great-american-milk-drive/
We need to get our shelves stocked for April food baskets. We would love to receive any of the following items:
 
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Canned Tuna/Chicken
Stew, Chili
Soup
Pasta Sauce
Tomato Products
Canned Fruit
Canned Beans or Pork & Beans
Potatoes (fresh or flakes)
Helper Meals
Rice products 
Mac & Cheese
Crackers
Muffin/Cake/Cookie Mix
Jello/Pudding is a nice treat  =  )
Baking Supplies (Flour, sugar, oil, etc.)
Homeless Bags-Pop-top/easy open single-serve items: canned stew, Hormel Dinty Moore Meals, peanut butter, etc. (Protein is most needed.) Thanks so much for bringing us more protein items! We had another day this week when we gave out over 1 dozen bags, and several more on other days this week.
 
Our clients always appreciate:
Toilet Paper & other paper products
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 (pods!) & cleaning products
 
We truly appreciate your support during Lent
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Thank you for walking with us as we serve the needy in our community.