Huskers Helping the Homeless 2016
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach teamed up with over 600 volunteers for the 20th Annual “Huskers Helping the Homeless” the weekend of September 17th. This year more than $56,000 was raised in support of MTKO’s hunger relief and homeless prevention services! Volunteers accepted monetary donations in the downtown area, Sam’s Club and Walmart stores, Russ’s Markets & Super Saver stores, and at Southpointe Pavilions.
“We are so grateful for the generous support of the community. And a big thanks to all our volunteers who accepted donations on game day and throughout the weekend. They made it all possible!” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director of Matt Talbot.
In addition to the efforts of the community volunteers, local businesses and individuals sponsored the event. A special thank you goes out to the University of Nebraska Athletic Department for partnering with us each year on this event and to St. Mark’s on the Campus for allowing MTKO to utilize their facility as a central meeting location for the event.
“The fundraising efforts of our local businesses, volunteers, and generous community members for our annual Huskers Helping the Homeless event have been amazing,” said Blue. “In addition to the funds raised, the positive community spirit that comes from so many students, families, and people of all ages working together to make this event so successful is inspiring. We are grateful.”
To celebrate the important role students have in this event, a trophy is awarded to the high school with the most registered volunteers on game day. This year’s winner was Pius X High School. Lincoln East came in a close second. Many other schools and colleges were represented.