Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach (MTKO) is in immediate need for items to stock their emergency food pantry. Canned meats such as tuna and chicken, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, other boxed meals, tuna helper, soup, powdered milk, pancake mix & syrup, cereal bars, and canned fruit are especially needed.
For many clients, the emergency food pantry (or box) is the only food in the home until the next pay check. Every effort is made to provide a box or bag of food that includes the makings of a complete meal for multiple days. Currently the shelves in the pantry are bare in many areas and we are not able to put together a complete food pantry for those seeking assistance.
“We are seeing many guests at Matt Talbot who need assistance with basic needs such as emergency food pantries, but our shelves are very low and we are currently not able to meet those needs. We are reaching out to the community for help,” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director. “We have a new tag line at Matt Talbot which is ‘DO BIG GOOD’. The idea is that through our hunger relief and homeless prevention services we can ‘DO BIG GOOD’. Today we ask the community to partner with us and DO BIG GOOD by donating items for the food pantry. A donation in any amount will truly make a big difference to the individuals and families we serve.”
Donations may be dropped of at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, 2121 North 27th Street, Lincoln, NE Monday through Friday between 8:30 am – 6:30 pm, except on Thursdays when MTKO is closed from 1 – 5 pm for street outreach and team meetings. Monetary donations to purchase food items can also be mailed to PO Box 80935, Lincoln, NE 68501 or made on-line at mtkserves.org. No support is too large or too small to DO BIG GOOD.
For more information, go to www.mtkserves.org.