The Community Outreach program in Gerald has gotten pretty good at being flexible throughout the pandemic. As things slowly go back to normal, the agency is striving to discover what the new normal …
The Community Outreach program in Gerald has gotten pretty good at being flexible throughout the pandemic. As things slowly go back to normal, the agency is striving to discover what the new normal will mean for them.
Finders Keepers, the resale shop which helps fund the outreach programs, was closed to the public for much of the past year. It has reopened and the hours to shop are now Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m to 3 p.m. and the last Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 3. The specials in the store will remain standard from month to month:
Week one: 1/2 off all household items and appliances
Week two: 1/2 off adult clothing and shoes
Week three: 1/2 off children’s toys, shoes and clothes
Week four: All clothing $2 a bag
Week five: 1/2 off everything in the store
The store has received an abundance of clothing donations since reopening. However, they are looking for donations of couches, love seats, dressers, coffee tables, kitchen chairs and twin bed frames. Volunteers are also needed in the store.
The food pantry, also operated by Community Outreach, can always use donations of canned meat, canned meals—such as ravioli, pancake mix, and peanut butter.
Manager Christy Angell has announced they will also be offering a summer lunch program. This has been done in the past, but this year’s program is a little different.
Frozen meal kits will be available on Mondays between 8:30 and 10 a.m. along with the produce they give out each week. They will be offered on a first come, first served basis while they last.
Angell says, “We are hoping to reach anyone that can benefit from these kits and produce.”
To learn more, call 573-764-HELP (4357) and leave a message.