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Marian House seeks beef donations

Published: July 14, 2014, 1:07 pm, by Jakob Rodgers
James Dixon drives away from the Marian House after picking up a some items for the Catholic Charites of Colorado Springs' outreach program Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Dixon tries to help people who are trying to get back on their feet with a limited budget. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

James Dixon drives away from the Marian House after picking up a some items for the Catholic Charites of Colorado Springs’ outreach program Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Dixon tries to help people who are trying to get back on their feet with a limited budget. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The Marian House soup kitchen is asking for help stocking its freezer with ground beef amid a troubling shortage, the facility’s director said Monday.

The soup kitchen, which uses about 90 pounds of the meat a day for casseroles and other dishes, has had difficulty over the last year getting enough beef for its chefs, said Paul Konecny, the soup kitchen’s director. On average, the Marian House serves about 600 meals a day.

Anyone interested in donating beef can drop it off from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays on the west side of the facility, 14 W. Bijou St.

To learn more about how to help, call 719-866-6289.