The Marian House Soup Kitchen, part of Catholic Charities, is asking for donations of beef, especially hamburger.
The soup kitchen, which serves more than 600 meals a day to people who are the working poor, elderly, disabled and homeless, cannot get the meat through it’s normal supply chain. The soup kitchen is looking for professionally packaged beef or ground beef products.
Part of the reason for the low supplies is that the Marion House is serving more people – in June, the soup kitchen served 700 meals a day Monday through Friday. During the summer months, the number of families with children who come to the Marion House increases significantly, since schools that provide free or reduced lunches are closed.
The Marian House uses about 150 pounds of meat a day – spread between main entrees and the soup, which is served to guests at the soup kitchen.
Donations can be dropped off at 14 W. Bijou St., Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dock is located at the west side of the building.