One of our most commonly utilized services is our client-choice food pantry, housed within our Self-Sufficiency Center, which distributes over 7,000 pounds of food to MCUM clients every month. Over the past year, we have had to adjust several of our service methods to accommodate for health and safety. We felt that it was important to maintain client-choice and accessibility, so we began offering online ordering and delivery to our neighbors in need.
Each day, we continue to reduce food insecurity for Monroe County residents, and I invite you to join our fight by participating in our upcoming food drive: Each One, Feed One. We hope this community-wide effort to collect nonperishable food, cleaning, and hygiene items will add five tons of food to our food pantry the weekend of June 12-13.
In response to the pandemic, we have asked our supporters to host drop-off sites to collect non-perishable donations at their homes, congregations, or places of work. Sites will be identified easily via an orange yard sign and you can simply swing by any drop-off point convenient for you and leave your donations in the bin.