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Monthly Archives: February 2017

February 2017

Have a Heart for Hunger 2017 Campaign

What do you do when you’re hungry? Check your fridge for leftovers? Grab your favorite snack from the pantry? Run to the grocery store? Unfortunately, many people in our community don’t have those options.
 Your gift to our Have a Heart for Hunger Campaign will help us serve over 1,100 hot meals per week in our Community House Kitchen, and give 450 families over 30lbs of groceries each month from our Food Pantry. This year, we received a letter from a first time client:
“When I initially looked at my empty cupboards and refrigerator I panicked and my anxiety levels rose through the roof.  Once I was referred to you I started a process of having to get over the pride I had with asking for and getting assistance.  The moment I walked into the food the volunteers, and you made me feel comfortable and welcomed, and as a result, alleviated my shame and hesitation in turning to you. I am so grateful for your help.  I have never cried getting groceries and food; I cried out of relief and gratitude most of my way home.”
Community Nutrition Services requires $3,000 per day to operate:

$250 buys ten people a week’s worth of hot meals at Community Lunch
$200 provides a year’s worth of groceries for one family

Will you open your heart for those who are hungry and make a gift that will put dinner on the table for hundreds of families? Be their lifeline with a gift during the Have Heart for Hunger Campaign.

EECM’s Response to Water Advisory

Last night, East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) learned of a water advisory affecting our neighborhood. Over 100,000 Pittsburgh residents are currently under this advisory and in an abundance of caution are being asked to flush and boil water before drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation. EECM took immediate action to ensure that our services remain open, accessible, and safe for our community. Our community lunch is available as normal, packed in bags with fresh bottled water for anyone in need. We thank the volunteers every day, but especially today to ensure uninterrupted service to our community.

East End Cooperative Ministry is pleased to be partnering with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to distribute clean water to those in need. We will be working together to ensure access to clean water to the affected neighborhoods and anyone in need is encouraged to utilize this resource. EECM will be accepting donations of bottled water from anyone with the ability to give. We will be open for both collection and distribution this weekend, February 2-5, 2017 at the following times: Thursday- Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM and 7:00-9:00PM & Saturday-Sunday from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Additionally, EECM is offering free community meals this Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5, from 12:00-1:00PM. It is our mission and 47 year legacy to respond to community needs with opportunities and resources.

The community kitchen serves hot lunches every Monday through Friday, from 12:15 to 1:00PM. This community meal is provided free of charge to all who are in need, although donations are welcomed! Anyone in need of a meal, clean water, or more information is welcomed to join us.

Location: Collection and distribution will both be available on the loading dock on Harvard Street. The […]