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United Community Ministries (UCM)

Each week, St. Mark's Episcopal Church collects food or other non-food items for the United Community Ministries (UCM).  These items are placed in the basket in the Sanctuary entrance.  The basket is presented at the offertory.  If you have any questions, please contact St. Mark's UCM liaison, Karen Ashworth. 

If you'd like more information about UCM: 

United Community Ministries (UCM)
7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria VA  22306
Telephone:  703-768-7106 ext. 301; Fax:  703-768-4788   www.ucmagency.org

Items needed for the UCM Food Pantry:

Food:  Canned meat and tuna fish, canned soups, canned fruites and vegetables, canned beans, pasta, rice, tomato sauce, cereal and oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, dry milk and baby food.

For bags given to our homeless clients who have no means to cook or refrigerate:  Small boxes of juice, small boxes of cereal, pop-top cans of meat, pop-top cans of fruit, applesauce, raisins, and nutritional bars.

Non-Food Items needed:  Diapers, paper shopping and plastic grocery bags, sandwich size ziploc bags, disposable utensils and small toiletries.

Furniture:  UCM will pick up items suitable for re-use and/or re-sale at The Back Porch Thrift Store.  Call 703-768-7106 x 320 and leave your name, phone number, and a description of the item(s) and your call will be returned ASAP for arrangements.  The Back Porch is open 7 days a week and donations are also accepted at their back door.  The Back Porch Thrift Store is located in the Mt. Vernon Crossroads Shopping Center between Gold's Gym and Walmart, 7838 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306, 703-799-7015.