I would volunteer during the week if I knew of some opportunities?

IMG_0343-257x300MPC Social Services has run a soup kitchen for Moscow pensioners since 1991. In response to the changing needs of the people they serve, starting in September they will reorganize the soup kitchen as the Pensioner Food and Fellowship Program.

They will continue to serve 100-120 pensioners each Wednesday from 11:00 to 13:00, but the program will now include a weekly take-home food parcel, tea and cookies at their Parish Center, and an opportunity to chat with other pensioners and the volunteers. With the Food and Fellowship program, MPC can address the pensioners’ physical needs for food, as well as their equally important desire for companionship and social support.

Although MPC is affiliated with a church, their social support programs are non-denominational and are aimed at helping those in need.

If you are interested in attending or volunteering, please contact MPC’s Food Sharing Director Daniel Ekat at pc@mpcss.org. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the program financially or donating food, please contact Development Director Imanni Burg at development@mpcss.org. They have listed some specific needs below:

  • Cookies, pastries, or other small treats
  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Cups
  • Small plates
  • Napkins
  • 15-20 liter samovar or hot water kettle–
    Originally published on July 24th, 2014
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