FOOD NEEDED – MERCY’S GATE PANTRY AFFECTED BY BLACK FOREST FIRE
Due to the unprecedented need created by the Black Forest Fire, the food pantry at Mercy’s Gate is currently running low. We ask area residents to consider making a food donation today (learn how here: http://www.mercysgatecs.org/?p=222).
Mercy’s Gate, one of the area’s largest human services organizations dedicated exclusively to the Colorado Springs area, provides resources daily to help neighbors in need and most recently has added support to Black Forest fire impacted neighbors. The organization had a presence at the El Paso County Disaster Assistance Center, while maintaining day to day operations from our main location at 4285 North Academy Blvd.
Mercy’s Gate supports neighbors with everything from food and gas needs to utilities, rental assistance, prescription assistance, and most recently support for Black Forest fire-impacted neighbors.
Because of the recent fires, food pantry resources across the City of Colorado Springs are running low. Like many other area food pantries, the Mercy’s Gate food pantry has been affected by the recent food shortage. Many of those who normally donate food to replenish our supplies are now stretched thin as they’re supporting additional needs created by the Black Forest fire. Mercy’s Gate food reserves are very low and we rely upon the generous support of the community to help replenish our food pantry stock.
WHAT IS NEEDED
Non-perishable food: Esp. canned fruit, canned meat, tuna fish, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, tomato items, assorted canned vegetables, sugar, flour, cereal and ramen noodles.
HOW TO GIVE HELP
For quick information: visit our Facebook page or our website, then if you still have questions call us at 719-277-7470 x. 108.
Donations: Financial gifts can be made online at www.mercysgatecs.org or sent to Mercy’s Gate, P.O. Box 26416, Colorado Springs, CO 80936. Food donations can be made at our food pantry, housed inside Calvary United Methodist Church (please call ahead so we know you’re coming), Monday – Friday, during our regular business hours.
Media: We invite the Colorado Springs media to help us in spreading the word about our food pantry needs. 100% of donations go to help El Paso County residents.
Food donations address: Calvary United Methodist Church, 4210 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Access services at our Rocky Mountain Calvary location: 4285 N. Academy Boulevard
Hours: Monday 4-7pm, Wednesday 9am-12pm, Thursday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, and Friday 9am-12pm.
For information, spiritual counsel, or prayer, call 277-7470 x.124. Phone messages will be answered as quickly as possible.
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