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A Journey to Stability: Charmaine's Story
02 Sep

A Journey to Stability: Charmaine's Story

Charmaine’s journey hasn’t been easy. When she has needed help along her journey, Charmaine has been able to rely on MOM.

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Understanding Food Product Dating
20 Jul

Understanding Food Product Dating

On occasion, we receive questions about food we distribute being "past the expiration date." Have you ever wondered what "best by" and "use by" dates really mean? They're incredibly confusing, which causes well-intentioned people to throw away food that's still perfectly fine to eat. Here's a handy guide to date labels to help you prevent waste.

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Introducing Connections, MOM's New Housing Program!
21 Jun

Introducing Connections, MOM's New Housing Program!

We are excited to announce the creation of Connections, a housing program that will serve households that are in doubled-up living arrangements. Doubling-up is when an individual or family lives with another household temporarily or shuffles indefinitely. Connections will help address this critical unmet need and allow families and individuals to have a place of their own to call home.

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MOM's Housing Stabilization Program Adapts to Meet Needs During COVID
03 Jun

MOM's Housing Stabilization Program Adapts to Meet Needs During COVID

The past year has brought lots of changes—and that has definitely been true for our Housing Stabilization Program.

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Girl Scout Troop 2950 Make a Difference at MOM
01 Jun

Girl Scout Troop 2950 Make a Difference at MOM

The Girl Scouts of Troop 2950 have been Scouts since kindergarten. Now, as they finish seventh grade and are ready to move on, they have decided to donate their remaining funds to MOM. They earned these funds over the years selling candy and nuts and, of course, Girl Scout cookies.

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Thank you Sara Shea, Volunteer Clothing Center Coordinator
12 May

Thank you Sara Shea, Volunteer Clothing Center Coordinator

Longtime Clothing Center lead volunteer, Sara Shea, is leaving this week after more than eight years volunteering at MOM. Thank you, Sara, for bringing your talents to MOM, and sharing your time and compassion for others. All of us - clients, volunteers, and staff - are going to miss you!

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Help End Hunger By Donating Your Old Wool Sweaters
28 Apr

Help End Hunger By Donating Your Old Wool Sweaters

Doing some spring cleaning? Donate your 100% wool sweaters. ReMitts will make these into warm winter mittens which will be sold to benefit MOM and other organizations fighting hunger.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Scott Kramer
22 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Scott Kramer

We are grateful for all of our volunteers at MOM! As part of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re spotlighting Scott Kramer, one of our amazing volunteers. Scott has been volunteering with MOM for 20 years, working in the Food Pantry and as a driver for the Seniors Program.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Deb and Jud Carver
23 Apr

Volunteer Spotlight: Deb and Jud Carver

In July 2020 after COVID brought changes in MOM's Food Pantry operations, Deb and Jud Carver found a new way to volunteer. They now deliver food three times a week to households who are not able to come into the Food Pantry.

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Creating Stability for Our Neighbors
26 Apr

Creating Stability for Our Neighbors

Michelle first contacted MOM to ask about getting access to the food pantry. In a shaky voice, Michelle explained she was caring for a sick family member, working part-time and attending school full-time. No matter how hard she tried, stability always seemed just out of reach. With your help, MOM was able to help Michelle through this crisis. With your continued support, we can do more than provide emergency assistance. We can help families in our community reach stability.

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