St. Paul's actively participates in Cooperative Emergency Outreach,
a community service that provides food for those in need. CEO has been operating for over twelve years and is stronger than
ever. At last count, 19 churches were involved in this ministry.
first Sunday of every month at St. Paul's is CEO FOOD INGATHERING SUNDAY. Bring one or more non-perishable items. Look for
the collection box in the Narthex.
At CEO, all clients who need food
receive a well-balanced assortment of the following food items--the quantity depending upon the size of the family:
Green Vegetables, yellow vegetables, other vegetables, canned beans or dry pinto
beans, rice, cereal, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, powdered milk, macaroni and cheese, soup, canned fruit,
frozen meat, bread, miscellaneous food items, baby food when appropriate.
personal items such as toothpaste, soap, feminine products, toilet tissue and diapers are often distributed as needed.
As possible, funds are available to help defer high utility costs.
Food collections from member churches are very important to us! If your church
is not collecting food for CEO, please encourage the pastor and members to begin holding food drives on a regular basis. We
often benefit from community food drives such as Midnight Madness but these occur sporadically. CEO needs regular and dependable
sources of food.
Recent events have helped us to increase our ability
to help others:
A new freezer was purchased with money donated for
that purpose. Wade Burnside and Jim Wilson spent a great deal of time assuring that the money was wisely spent. The freezer
is a welcome addition.
A sink was added to be used for cleaning
purposes in the food storage area. This was added as a result of an individual contribution and has been very helpful.
A new sign has been placed on the front of the building. The sign is attractive
and gives pertinent information to clients who might come by when the office is closed.
attending the annual Midnight Madness event at the University of Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena donated 8,000 cans of food to
CEO and the Salvation Army. This donation certainly aids us in our effort to help families through a time when food is needed.
As a part of their Character Counts program, the students at Holcomb
Elementary School participated in a food drive during the month of November. All of the foold collected was donated to CEO
- 2800 food items!!!
In December, employees at the Veterans Hospital
in Fayetteville conducted a food drive and shared the proceeds with various charitable organizaitons. CEO was fortunate to
be one of the recipients.
The Student Bar Association of the University
of Arkansas School of Law collected over 900 canned goods to be donated to CEO as a part of their community service initiative
begun by President Darrell Brown Jr.
During the first two weeks
of December, members of the Fayetteville Noon Kiwanis Club donated fresh fruit to the pantry. Other members of the community
purchased fresh fruit from the Kiwanis club and donated the fruit to our food pantry.
Cooperative Emergency Outreach
444-7500 Open M-F, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Rock Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701