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Donations needed at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach

LINCOLN (SNR) – Supplies are quickly being depleted at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach (MTKO) in Lincoln.

In June, MTKO served 8,668 meals and provided 2,008 outreach services. Because of the high demand for services during the summer months, Matt Talbot is in urgent need of food pantry and outreach items.

“Summer months are typically our busiest time, and this year is certainly no exception. The number of children and families we see in the dining room is growing,” said Susanne Blue, executive director. “Many of the folks we serve need assistance with these basic food needs. A donation to help replenish our supplies will truly make a big difference to the individuals and families we serve.”

Donations of canned meats, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, cereal, and canned fruit are needed for the food pantry.  For many of the working poor who come to MTKO, the emergency food pantry will be the only food in their home until the next paycheck. Every effort is made to provide a bag of food that includes the makings of a complete meal for multiple days. Currently the shelves in the Matt Talbot pantry are bare in many areas, and staff members are not always able to put together a complete food pantry for those seeking assistance.

Other items needed for outreach are deodorant, razors, and white socks.

Donations may be dropped off at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, 2121 North 27th Street, Lincoln, NE, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm, except on Thursdays when MTKO is closed from 1 – 5 pm for street outreach and team meetings. Monetary donations can also be mailed to PO Box 80935, Lincoln, NE 68501 or made online at mtkserves.org. 

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