April 11 Update

Spring is in full swing with warm sunny days. UCO is staying busy serving over 280 meals over the past two weeks.

Mel and Pok created an incredible meal for our Easter celebration which included barbequed chicken, hard boiled eggs and Easter candy too. This past Sunday, Mel served up her always-popular fried chicken. Our clients are always happy to get the hot, tasty and healthy food. 

Celia has been busy working with clients on their applications for rental assistance. The application just came on line and we are hoping it will provide additional relief for our clients. Not everyone is eligible for rental assistance, so UCO is helping with those that do not qualify for the new program. We continue to receive many calls for help.

We also continue to receive requests for help with groceries. We are thankful for the donations to our food pantry. We are also thankful for our Food Finders partners who deliver food to us each week. It is so nice to be able to give out groceries to our families each week.

This week we need your help in collecting peach/fruit cups, mac n cheese, tuna, soups, spam or other canned meats (with pop off lids) and bottled water. Donations may be dropped off at our alley door on Saturday, 10 am to 11 am. UCO staff will set up a table in the doorway at the second alley door and donors are asked to put donations on the table. If you cannot make it in and would like to send a check, you can send it to 241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach CA 90802

Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to do the work that we love!

AnnAnn Schmidt-Lampe
Interim Director

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