January 29, 2020 - In December, Center Wal-Mart Store #364 awarded a grant of $1,000 to Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. in an effort to feed the hungry and assist the needy in our community.
Shelby County Outreach Ministries operates four different programs that serve residents of Shelby County. The Helping Hands Outreach Center provides emergency food boxes and assists with utility bills, doctor/dental visits, prescriptions, Ensure, job search accessibility, temporary lodging, and much more. In 2019, they distributed 3,399 emergency food boxes, which fed 7,087 people. Overall, the program met 3,994 needs of the clients in Shelby County.
The Senior Nutrition Site provides meals to senior citizens, 60 years of age and older, fresh and healthy meals. They also enjoy games, social interaction, educational opportunities, exercise, and more while there. Meals on Wheels is a program housed out of the Senior Site and delivers meals to homebound seniors. Collectively, these two programs have provided 19,599 meals to our senior citizens in Shelby County.
The Unique Boutique is our thrift store that takes donated items and sells them for low prices. This store helps fund our other programs so we can continue serving our community.
Our organization relies on the support of the community and generous contributions made by individuals, businesses, and churches. We are extremely grateful to Wal-Mart for their generosity and our local store, their staff.