Kara Lopp

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October 27, 2023

Thrive! Union hosts poverty simulation Nov. 9 in Monroe

Could you survive one month living in poverty? Find out Thursday, Nov. 9 from 10am – 1pm at the Union County Human Services Agency in Monroe whenThrive! Union presents a Community Action Poverty Simulation. The simulation was developed by MissouriCommunity Action Network as an experience to break down stereotypes by […]
October 16, 2023

Great Turkey Countdown is here!

 Calling all turkeys! Common Heart is seeking donations to provide 1,500 frozen turkeys with all the fixin’s to 1,500 families facing food insecurity so they can prepare their own Thanksgiving feasts. It’s the 17th annual Great Turkey Countdown!  This volunteer-driven event is Common Heart’s biggest delivery day and continues to […]
October 13, 2023

What skills can you share?

Did you know that we host monthly resource meetings? These fun, informative sessions are for Getting Ahead graduates as they move through their journey out of poverty and into stability. We’ve had sessions on everything from couponing and canning to budgeting, car repair and planning for home ownership. Last month […]
September 28, 2023

Deliver groceries – and hope! – to our neighbors facing food insecurity

We have a waiting list of neighbors who need groceries – and hope! – delivered to them once/month. Some don’t have transportation, others work during our evening pantries and some are senior citizens or have special dietary needs, such as diabetes. Our Cupboard Ally volunteers pick up groceries once/month from […]