'ACO' Tagged Posts

'ACO' Tagged Posts

Back to School Shoes Needs Your Help

On Saturday, August 13, FUMC Allen opens its doors to 500 children of Allen Community Outreach clients for the 2016 Back 2 School Bash. Every child will leave the event with a backpack and school supplies provided by our community through the FILL THE BUS campaign.  In addition, we plan to put new shoes on the feet of every elementary, middle school, and high school student who walks through our doors that day.  But to do this, we need to…

The ACO Food Pantry Needs You!

The ACO Food Pantry needs your help with their Summer Lunch Program! The program has 326 kids enrolled this summer. In June alone, ACO gave out 548 bags of food. ACO needs about 150 bags per week, or 1,300 more bags, to keep up with the demand for July and August. So how can you help? Here are four easy ways: DONATE CASH.  Each bag costs around $26. DONATE FOOD: Mac-n-Cheese cup 4-packs, Instant Oatmeal variety packs, Pudding cup 4-packs, …

ACO Christmas in July

For 30 years, Allen Community Outreach has been helping transform lives by providing essential human and social services in Allen, Fairview, and Lucas. ACO is a unique one-stop social services agency that provides food, clothing, emergency aid, counseling, and assistance with other humanitarian resources. Christmas in July is the primary community fundraiser seeking financial resources to underwrite the revenue to meet the needs of local families in times of crisis. In 2014, ACO gave away 496,335 pounds of food to…

Help Stop Hunger This Summer

During the school year the Free & Reduced Lunch Program offers meals each school day to students of low income families. BUT, where do they eat in the summertime? This summer Allen Community Outreach will again be fighting hunger and filling tummies by supplying specially packed bags of healthy, kid-friendly groceries. Each bag contains easy-to-prepare breakfast and lunch food items. For a $25 donation you can Adopt-An-ACO Kid and provide nutritious meals this summer. Or shop for the items we…