KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 21, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy Christian Ministries continues their mission to serve local families in need and to make sure that every Katy table has a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. The Katy based non-profit has adjusted their goal this year to answer to the rising need.
Photo courtesy: KCM
Non-Profit Increases Turkey Goal
Last year, Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) distributed 1,131 turkeys/hams to local families in need. They have raised their goal for this year to 1, 200 in order to serve the growing need of the Katy community.
“Basic needs assistance is on a rise due to the pandemic,” says Deysi Crespo, KCM Executive Director. “Therefore, we do anticipate to reach our projected 1,200 families we are striving to serve with turkeys/hams.”
According to Crespo, the non-profit is providing assistance to an average of 85 families per day.
“To put it into perspective, in only one moth alone- KCM Social Services provided assistance to 1,399 families from July to August. 2021,” says Crespo. “This is only a small glimpse of the needs in our community, in which KCM has already provided a total of $ 477,199 in financial assistance from January-August 2021.”
Such assistance helps to prevent homelessness and keeps utilities on for these families suffering economic hardships.
Katyites can help local families in need all have a turkey or ham for this Thanksgiving by donating to KCM’s A Turkey for Every Table program.
How to Donate
Donations can be dropped off at:
KCM Food Pantry
5506 1st Street, Katy, TX 77493
Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm (drop off is at the back of the building)
Donations are tax deductible. Ask for a receipt at drop off.
Donations can also be made online and turkeys are listed as being $20 a turkey.
Need for Volunteers
KCM is also in need of volunteers for their resale stores.
"We are happy to report that .91 cents of every dollar goes to our programs to: address food insecurity, alleviating poverty, and providing crisis intervention and counseling for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse,” says Crespo.
Volunteer opportunities for the resale stores include a range from accepting donations, sorting, organizing, maintaining the floor, volunteer cashier. Anyone is welcome to help.
Learn more about their resale stores and how to volunteer online.
Register/Adopt Katy Families in Santa's Sleigh Program
The holidays will be here soon, and KCM wants to serve our community to ensure that everyone experiences a holiday this year.
They are currently inviting families in need to register for their Santa’s Sleigh Program. Community members can adopt families through the program. Learn more online.
Katy Christian Ministries has been serving Katy and its surrounding communities for 37 years. They are a Social Services 501(c)3 organization. Learn more about their organization and services at their website.
Community Need Continues to Grow
2021 numbers are on their way to surpassing the needs of 2020.
Crespo praises the generosity of the Katy community is the success of last year’s A Turkey for Every Table Program and hopes that the need will be met their year.
“By Faith, no one will go hungry during the Thanksgiving Holiday,” says Crespo.