Lower Cape Outreach Looking for Donations after Tornado

CHATHAM – Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC) has received multiple requests for food and grocery assistance after the tornado that hit the Cape late last month.

Many households lost power for two days during the storm, leading to milk, meat, vegetables, and other grocery necessities to spoil and have to be thrown out.  The LCOC had to dispose of foods as well in the wake of the tornado.

The Council is now asking for donations to help residents effected by the outages.

Residents can also contact SNAP to apply for replacement food stamps, though this process can take time—a problem when families need dinner tonight.

“[With] SNAP, people could apply for replacement benefits—but that takes a while—so we need food now,” said Gennie Moran, Chief Operating Officer of the Lower Cape Outreach Council.

“We have a great community… Every time something happens, the community steps up and helps us and our clients. We wouldn’t be able to do it without them—without their support.”

The LCOC sponsors 9 food pantries from Harwich to Provincetown and makes a point to never turn someone away.

“Whether it’s a monetary donation, a can of soup, diapers, or clothing, we rely on our community. Our neighbors. And they do help their neighbors, which is amazing,” said Moran.

Those wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution can visit lcoutreach.org, or send their contribution to Lower Cape Outreach Council, Summer of Hope, P.O Box 2013, Orleans MA 02653.

Any nine of the locations are also available for those who wish to come in person.

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native from Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.

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