Matt Talbot will keep its regular meal schedule through the holidays with volunteers serving special fully prepared meals for lunch (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) and dinner (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Guests can choose to “dine in” or take their meal “to-go”. All are welcome. The annual Holiday Fiesta Celebration was held over lunch on December 16th with a traditional Mexican feast donated by La Paz Mexican Restaurant and served by members of the board of directors.
Community members have worked with outreach staff to provide assistance during the holidays for individuals and families in Matt Talbot's housing programs which use evidence based and compassionate service delivery models that include case management and assistance with finding quality affordable housing. Clients have received assistance with basic needs, transportation, furniture, clothing, and Christmas presents for their children.
“Everyone deserves a special celebration during this season of giving and hope. This year more than ever it has been wonderful to see the positive response from the community and the gratitude of those being helped,” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director.
Donations of gift cards in any amount to local grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, Walmart or Target are still needed for housing clients. Cards can be mailed to Matt Talbot or dropped off between 8:30 am – 6:30 pm Monday – Friday. Please contact Lori Wellman, Development Director, at 402-817-0621, with questions or for more information.