MUMC offers a variety of Outreach opportunities. Some are available regularly and others rotate throughout the year. They include:
FOOD BANK of Meeker, Colorado – our food bank is open for anyone who needs food assistance. Headed up by Cindy Nelson and volunteers who are available Mon – Friday to assist those who want to make an appointment to receive food. The community helps support this service by donating food and funds throughout the year. Currently, 5-7 families are helped each week and many more during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Cindy Nelson – 970-878-4223; 320-290-6222
OUR FOOD BANK MISSION
Food Bank of Meeker, Colorado – offering food, kindness and hope to all who need it!
The Food Bank of Meeker, Colorado exists to serve the vulnerable and financially challenged households in our community with food, kindness and hope.
Realizing a debilitating crisis can happen to anyone, we are prepared to fill the gap so that no one goes hungry and everyone knows they matter. Our goal is to be a beacon of hope in the midst of some of life’s disruptions. We are here to help all those who face food insecurity.
THE GIVING TREE PROGRAM – A program offering help to financially challenged families during Christmas. The program is for children and siblings (18 or younger living at home) who qualify as low income families. During October, applications are received until the end of the month. Then, in November in a public place, we have a Christmas tree filled with ornaments, and each ornament has the child’s listed wishes from the application along with age, and gender. Generous individuals, families, or groups in the community pull one or more ornaments from the Giving Tree to shop for the listed items and return unwrapped gifts to the church. Volunteers then take an evening or two to wrap each gift and label it. Parents/Guardians of the children pick up their gifts at a set time or gifts are delivered to the homes – to enjoy by Christmas.
Operation Christmas Child (Shoebox Program) – a church effort to fill as many shoe boxes as possible with toys, socks, gloves, toiletries, and books to send to children in need all over the world.