Madison County Catholic Charities annual fundraiser postponed to August 15; Changes to normal operations effective immediately

Posted on March 18, 2020

MADISON COUNTY – Madison County Catholic Charities continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is committed to maximizing the safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, board members, and you and your family.

In accordance with guidelines from the CDC and directives from the Governor’s Office, Catholic Charities is postponing its “Help on the Move” fundraiser, which was scheduled to be held this Saturday, March 21, to a new date: Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ 6.p.m.

All aspects of the fundraiser will remain the same including the 10K Raffle Drawing, the Bluff City Grill venue, the community service award recipients and the Owlz Band. Tickets already purchased for the event are good for the new date. Dinner tickets and raffle tickets for the new August 15th date remain available for purchase at cc.dio.org or at the Alton office of Madison County Catholic Charities located at 3512 McArthur Blvd. If you have questions, please contact Jackie Tucker at (618) 462-0634.

Program Operation Changes

Catholic Charities offices in Granite City and Alton will continue to offer services to the most vulnerable populations in our community. However, effective immediately, the following changes are being implemented:

  • All services provided are by appointment only with the exception of the Guardian Angel Food Pantry. The pantry is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment for services, please call (618) 462-0634.
  • The Guardian Angel Food Pantry will continue food operations with changes:
    • clients will no longer be able to congregate inside the building. They will be delivered prepared food boxes to their cars.
    • Food will be based on supply and not based on family size.
    • The food pantry will continue to accept nonperishable food donations by appointment only. Please call (618) 462-0634 to schedule a donation.  
    • The Mobile Food Pantry will be suspended at this time due to being unable to order food in bulk.
    • Additionally, to protect the safety of our staff and clients, no new volunteers will be accepted at this time.

Please keep in mind this situation is fluid and as more changes occur we will keep you updated.

“We will continue our Mission to treat everyone with dignity and respect and to serve those in need during these difficult circumstances. We pray your families are staying healthy and safe. Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time. We will get through this, together,” said Steven Roach, Executive Director for Catholic Charities.