Each One, Feed One Success!
3-day food drive will once again feed thousands
Thanks to the incredible support of our many donors, congregations, local grocery stores, volunteers, sponsors and countless shoppers, MCUM’s annual Each One, Feed One food drive was once again a tremendous success.
Throughout August 9th, 10th, & 11th more than 175 of MCUM’s dedicated volunteers collected, transported, and sorted through 11,719 pounds of food and cleaning/hygiene supplies. That is a 10% increase in donations from last year’s food drive. All of these donations will be distributed through MCUM’s Self-Sufficiency Center to local families experiencing food insecurity and financial hardship.
This year, Each One, Feed One could not have come at a more pressing time for MCUM. In 2019, MCUM’s food pantry has been serving an average of 20 percent more families in any given month. Basically the needs of our clients have been outpacing our resources. Our food pantry had been perilously bare.
But, with your help, Each One, Feed One activated the generosity of our entire community, offering a low-barrier opportunity for all of us to care for our neighbors and help meet their basic human needs.
Thank you for making this possible and for making our community a better place for everyone.