Arlington Community Services Update

A joyous Happy New Year to all! UUCJ members and friends, you contributed 3,115 pounds of groceries to Arlington Community Services during 2019. The 2019 total contributions are high for the four years that we have been tracking donations. Last year’s total includes the produce grown and contributed by Arlington Community Garden. This December, we helped to feed 319 clients, 18 of them homeless, and assisted 15 clients with rent/JEA.

Our accumulated total food contributions to ACS for the last four years is 11,075 pounds.

We have set the goal for 2020 at 3,200 pounds and hopefully we will be able to exceed it! Thank you to those who bring something regularly. We hope this continues. However, if everyone who attended services brought one or two items each Sunday, we could easily exceed our goal.

We very much appreciate the $732 in donations raised for Arlington Community Services the Sunday before Christmas and Christmas Eve. We were hoping to exceed $1,000 to facilitate rent and utility subsidy that ACS helps out when individuals are having a crisis. If you did not get a chance to donate, you can go to the giving page on our website and make an online donation. Please annotate the gift as going to the Special Collection for ACS.

Current grocery needs are: dry potatoes, Hamburger Helper, pasta sides, rice sides, rice, jelly, pasta sauce, laundry detergent, snacks, and gently used children’s books. We are so grateful for all you do!

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