THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
The Struggle is Real During Covid-19
The Flushing Christian Outreach Center is still open distributing food and personal items to those who need it despite the coronavirus outbreak. I want to take this opportunity to thank the hard-working volunteers who leave the safety of their homes to help feed the hungry. They are the most dedicated and compassionate people with which I have ever had the pleasure to work alongside. Thank you, faithful servants!
The Flushing Christian Outreach Center operates a variety of innovative direct-service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger but also strive to end hunger by helping families and individuals to gain long-term food security, enjoy better health outcomes, and achieve self-sufficiency. Whoever might be in need – a family facing financial crisis due to an economic downturn, an older adult having a hard time making ends meet on a fixed income, a veteran experiencing challenges after years of brave service, or a child without access to enough to eat – our top priority is to feed the hungry.
We also clearly need support from donors to continue providing services during this crisis. If you have been grocery shopping since the coronavirus was updated to a global pandemic, you have likely noticed it is harder to find staple foods, toiletries, and cleaning products. Supply shortages are frustrating for your average person, but for those already facing food insecurity without a global pandemic, the situation is more dire. To combat food insecurity in the wake of the coronavirus, we are reaching out to the community to help us provide to those in need. Our dream is to end the scourge of hunger, forever – we hope you will join us in the fight!
FROM THE FCOC PROGRAM MANAGER...
On behalf of the Southern Care Hospice Services, Theresa Faith, Director of Operations, brought in a check to go toward feeding our hungry neighbors. She told us the story about how the Southern Care Hospice Nurses collected money to donate to FCOC during Nurses Month. I have always known that people in health care to have giving hearts, but it is incredibly humbling to know that these nurses traded their recognition for a amazing act of kindness.
Employees from Foresters Granting Program, lead by Tom Hutson, Past President of the Michigan Regional Chapter, prepared 40 boxes of nonperishable items and personal care products which we received for distribution to our clients. These basic items are so important to people in need when food is the top priority. Thank you to everyone who took part of supplying the FCOC with such a tremendous gift!!!
THANK YOU GARRETT!
Garrett Schaibly finished his Eagle Scout projects for FCOC.
We are so proud and blessed to have them on our porch!
WE ARE THANKFUL
TO HELP THOSE IN NEED
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THEIR STORIES...
We are thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers that serve at FCOC. Here are just a few of the many friendly and caring volunteers that you will see here.