Throughout the month, staff assisted community members in "adopting" clients for the annual holiday giving program. It is a blessing to serve in this way.
In addition, Matt Talbot will keep its regular meal schedule with special meals planned for the areas needy for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch and dinner. The kitchen and outreach center expects to provide over 110,000 nutritious meals by year-end up from last year and over 16,000 separate instances of outreach assistance, which is also up from last year. Outreach and Prevention services include Life Skills Classes, Assistance obtaining Identification, Nutrition Counseling, Transitional Housing, Case Management, Health Outreach, Vision Care and assistance with basic and emergency needs.
Also Red9 and Kelley Hunt will present a concert event to support Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach Tuesday December 29
Join Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach at Red9 on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9 pm for an intimate concert evening in stage9 with acclaimed rhythm and blues singer-songwriter Kelley Hunt and her all-star band. A diaper drive will be held in conjunction with the concert to benefit the working poor families served by Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach. Red9 is generously offering a free buffet dinner starting at 7:30 pm to any ticket holders who bring diapers or a cash donation for Matt Talbot. Kelley Hunt will also give a coupon redeemable at the show for $5 off the purchase of any of her CDs and merchandise to those who bring diapers or write checks to Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach. A portion of merchandise sales and show proceeds will also go to Matt Talbot. Advance tickets are $20 and available online at www.red9live.com or at the club 322 S. 9th Street 402.477.7339 (477-red9).
The staff, board of directors and guests of Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the entire community for coming together to support all the holiday activities. Holiday and year end gifts keep our doors open 365 days of the year. Donations can be sent to PO Box 80935 Lincoln, NE 68501 or call 477-4116 to inquire. Thank you, God bless you, and Feliz Navidad!