Welcome to the Flushing Christian Outreach Center
The Flushing Christian Outreach Center is an inter-denominational organization made up of a team of dedicated and passionate volunteers from the Flushing, Michigan area, reaching out with God’s love to help meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the people in our community. Our volunteers are committed to helping provide food and clothing to those in need within the Flushing community, as well as connecting them with appropriate local resources.
A Letter from the Program Manager
A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Donors
Thank you to donors like you, the Flushing Christian Outreach Center is able to offer a variety of food to working people, seniors and the unemployed every month to help stretch their budgets. Recently, one of our new supporters asked, “What kind of food do the clients get? How far does my donation go?” Since a picture is worth a words, we decided to take a picture of some of what you are able to provide families
The center feeds about 450 individuals per month. As a member of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, we are able to provide all of the food in this picture for a family of 2 to 4 people (3 bags of food). Only one person living in a household receives 2 bags of food and families over 4 are given extra. The cost? Every $1 donated will buy 6 meals.
So, your donation of $50 helped feed a family of 4 for 25 days. How is this possible? The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan uses their cooperative buying power to purchase in bulk. They also receive donated food from retailers and wholesalers, and have access to federal and state surplus food programs. By making food purchases through the food bank, we are able to maximize the value of every dollar. But it all starts with you, the donor, who makes that happen!
Take another look at the picture of food. You will probably see foods that you and your family eat regularly. We at the Flushing Christian Outreach Center are proud of the selection of the food we can offer our Flushing neighbors who need our help. It’s amazing how far one donation can go; how many lives $25 or $50 or $100 can touch. Thank you to all of our donors who provide the means to make it happen!
God bless you and your family,