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Union Gospel Mission

219 E 1st St., Duluth, MN 55802
Email: ugmduluth@gmail.com
Phone Number: 218-722-1196

NEW UGM CURBSIDE MEAL TIMES

(STARTING MONDAY, MAY 18th, 2020, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

NOTE:  FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, WE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR “DINING IN”  AS PER DECLARATION OF GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA

BREAKFAST HOURS:

WEDNESDAYS 8:30-9:00 AM, WE WILL BE SERVING

HOT BREAKFASTS, CURBSIDE

LUNCH HOURS:

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, & FRIDAYS

12:00-12:30 pm  (Curbside Meals Only)

DINNER HOURS:

MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND THURSDAY

4:15-5:00 pm (Curbside Meals Only)

(CLOSED SUNDAYS, NO CHURCH SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.)

Current Programs:

Our main focus remains and has always been our on-site meal program.  The Mission is providing full hot meals 5 days a week.  (PLEASE NOTE:  ALL UGM VOLUNTEERS ARE CURRENTLY FURLOUGHED FOR COVID RELATED SAFETY.)

SORRY, NO CLIENT SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. That said, we will be giving away open food pantry items: M-F,  11:00 am to close, including bread, misc. food items, available first come, first serve.  Also, please watch our postings for upcoming dates for ‘curbside’ giveaways.  Including food boxes, blankets/sleeping bags, coat & warm gear, as well as hygiene kits.

TOY GIVEAWAY DAY 2020

Our annual toy giveaway was very successful this year.  Many who missed other toy giveaway deadlines in the community were able to meet the much later deadline for the Union Gospel Mission’s toy signup.  Thank you to the parents who came, you certainly helped to make our Christmas as well!  You all were such a joy to work with!

Due to the pandemic, many community folks stepped up for this program.  Parents were not only able to receive toys and stocking stuffers, but, were gifted gift cards to help round out their holidays.  Some folks cried, as not only would their children have toys during these crazy times with many laid off.  This year’s recipients were told that, part of the gift cards could be used for food as well.  As parents, the Mission staff, board and donors are all parents or folks who have worked with children.  Toys are wonderful and so important to a child at Christmas, but, so are the memories of parents who aren’t ‘over-stressed’ on this one very special day.  The importance of a family sitting down to a holiday meal is of the utmost importance, for those will be the memories that linger.  In conclusion,  our most heart-felt thanks to all of you who donated.  UGM’s Toy Giveaway 2020,  was a beautiful day, many grateful hearts and a few tears of joy (and sheer relief) were shared.

Donations:

      

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:  Misc. seasonal clothing, lightweight or dress footwear, household items, and absolutely NO ELECTRONICS!    PLEASE, DO NOT RANDOMLY LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE OUR DOORS. YOU ARE ON CAMERA!  Call first, if you have questions.

FOOD: We cannot accept food donations from any individuals or private parties we can only accept food donations from Food Safe Commercial Kitchens, Vendors or organizational food drives that have been prearranged.  (For questions, please call 722-1196 M-Th, 10:30-2:30.  We thank you ever so kindly for your support as we are down on food items and really need these items to feed full, hot meals to those in need.  If you’d like to help feed our neighbors in need, donated grocer’s gift cards help immensely!

HOW CAN YOU SERVE THE MISSION & OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED BEST:

Due to necessary Minnesota health department restrictions during this pandemic, what currently helps us most to meet our daily mission of helping those in need are monetary donations.   We are on the front lines of feeding our neighbors in need, the numbers have grown and we are doing our best to rise to the occasion at this challenging time. Our expenses have actually increased significantly. Thank you, it truly takes a village.

If you would like to donate to Union Gospel Mission Duluth please click the donate button below.  It will take you to PayPal where you can login to your account or continue as a guest, after your logged in search for our charity, Union Gospel Mission Duluth and then it should pop up, and then you can choose the amount you would like to donate.  We are so thankful and blessed for everyone in our community. God Bless.