Edgerton Community Outreach 2022 Year Round-up!

2022 has officially ended and what a year it was!!

Edgerton Community Outreach has been lucky enough to help so many of our community members this past year. We couldn’t have done it without you! Before we show you just how much your support has helped us help our community, take some time to learn about the Outreach’s mission, vision, and core values.

Outreach’s main MISSION is to provide programs and services to those in need by breaking down barriers that decrease one’s ability to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Edgerton Outreach’s VISION for the future is a community where all are welcome, all are fed, all are clothes, and all have a warm place to sleep.

At the Edgerton Community Outreach, we VALUE our clients, volunteers, and employees by treating them with respect and equality. We VALUE being a community resource by serving as a link with existing programs and agencies. MOST IMPORTANTLY OUTREACH VALUES YOU!!

Each year the team at the Edgerton Community Outreach strives to help its community more than the previous year. Thanks to the community’s overwhelming support, Outreach was able to do just that! Take a look below on how the Edgerton Community Outreach was able to help our community in the year 2022

Services2022 Service ReportJan.1-Dec. 31 2022
Food/Food Pantry ServicesShort Description of ServiceTotal Helped 2022
GroceriesA household can use the food pantry once a month. 111,982 lbs. of food
Pet FoodECO partners with Friends of Noah to offer dog and cat food to those in need. 592 pets fed
Senior Stock BoxesAnyone 65+ in the Edgerton surrounding area can sign-up for stock boxes. A monthly program put on by the Hunger Relief Federation143 boxes given out.
13 people
Weekend Grub ClubA food program for community students. Given to registered students, to make sure they have something to eat at home after school1183 meals made
Snack PacksA food program for elementary age students. Bags of cereal are prepared, then delivered to Edgerton Schools to make sure every child has a snack during snack time. 21,110 packs made
Lunch in the ParkA summer food program held at central park. Free lunch given to kids during the summer time!3,636 meals served
Housing Services
Lodging AssistanceHotel vouchers for homeless individuals and families, when funds are available.2,473 nights paid
Rental AssistanceAssistance for rental and deposit is available for those behind, when funds are available. 15 months paid
Utility Assistanceutility assistance is available for those behind, when funds are available4 families helped
Seasonal Program Services
Easter & XMAS Ham BasketsDuring the Easter and Christmas holiday seasons ham baskets are available for our Food Pantry Clients. Included is everything needed to make a ham dinner. 54 baskets
Thanksgiving & XMAS MealsDuring the Thanksgiving and Christmas season ECO staff and community volunteers prepare hot holiday meals that are delivered and served936 meals total
(T.G. 486)
(X.mas 450)
Easter BasketsEaster baskets are available for families in need, during the Easter holiday season. 32 baskets
Backpack/School SuppliesAt the beginning of the school year, ECO has a school supply program. families in need can get school supplies for school age children. 131 children
Swimming Pool PassesDuring the summer ECO will sometimes pay for the public pool passes for those in need.5 passes
Christmas Gift ProgramsTOTAL:
220 children
Giving TreeThis program is Christmas presents to those in need from 5th-12th grade. 92 children
Gifts-For-KidsGifts For Kids is a program for Christmas presents for children from birth-5th grade.114 children
Adopt-a-FamilyIn addition to the 2 Christmas programs, this program is for people of the community. Community members, and businesses ‘adopt’ a family to buy gifts for. 14 families
Other Services
Gas CardGas cards are available for those in need to get to medical or job requirements. Limited to once every three months. 78 cards
Car RepairLimited financial help for those unable to fix their vehicle. case by case basis, when funds are available. 4 Families
Thrift Store VouchersThis is a once a season program that can help those in dire need of clothes for the seasonal months, or basic household items. case by case basis. 31 families

In 2022 Edgerton Community Outreach also gained 2 new members to their staff! Help us welcome the new Assistant Thrift Store Manager, Amanda, as well as the newest addition to the client service team, Trinity. We are excited to see everything you bring to the team as the new year progresses!