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More than 400 volunteers needed 19th annual ‘Huskers Helping the Homeless’

LINCOLN (SNR) - Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach (MTKO), Lincoln’s largest community kitchen and outreach center, is teaming up with more than 400 volunteers of all ages for the 19th Annual “Huskers Helping the Homeless - the Best Defense against Hunger.”

This year’s event is the weekend of Oct. 9 – 11 for the Nebraska vs. Wisconsin football game. Volunteers wearing black “Huskers Helping the Homeless” T-shirts will be downtown, at Sam’s Club and Walmart stores, Russ’s and Super Saver stores, and at Southpointe Mall accepting donations on behalf of MTKO, and in turn, the working poor, homeless and hungry men, women and children of the community. Donations will support Matt Talbot’s hunger relief and homeless prevention services offered 365 days of the year.

Volunteer shifts are available all day Oct. 10 prior to kick-off.  Volunteer shifts are also available the day before and the day after the game, Oct.  9 and 11. 

Online registration is available for groups and individuals at www.mtkserves.org. Students receive three volunteer service hours and the school with the most volunteers wins a trophy.   

Tax-deductible gifts to MTKO, marked Huskers Helping the Homeless, may be sent to 2121 N. 27th St., PO Box 80935, Lincoln, NE 68501.
With questions, contact Joy Blythe, coordinator of volunteers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-477-4116).

Last year Matt Talbot provided nearly 113,000 meals to the hungry in Lincoln and provided more than 25,000 homeless prevention services such as transitional housing, case management, drug and alcohol evaluations, life skills classes, nutrition counseling, and help with obtaining vital identification documents.

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