RICHMOND – The community is invited to learn more about the help available in Fort Bend County through the Grandma George Community Center (MGCC), the hub of services provided by Catholic charities in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. An open house is scheduled for Thursday, March 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1111 Collins Rd., Richmond, Texas, 77469.
Fully open after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities Center in Richmond offers services to prevent hunger and homelessness, provide nutritious meals and activities for seniors, support women veterans and much more for people in need.
“Come see us,” said Gladys Brumfield-James, MGCC’s chief executive. “We reopened our doors to the community last summer, after several months of closure to protect our customers during the pandemic. We have been fully operational for months now, to ensure that our seniors – and the community – can enjoy the comfort of camaraderie, while benefiting from the many services we offer.
The open day will showcase the range of services available, such as Trini’s Market, a large pantry that allows customers to select their favorite foods in a grocery store-like setting. Additionally, activity areas for seniors include Patty’s Café, which serves weekday lunches to low-income people, as well as an art room and fitness center.
Catholic Charities of Fort Bend County has one of the largest food pantries in the Houston Food Bank partner agency network. With the help of a loyal corps of hundreds of volunteers, the Mamie George Community Center has distributed approximately 950,000 pounds of food to nearly 27,000 families since July 2021.
“Volunteering at the Mamie George Community Center gives me the opportunity to help provide food to hundreds of families every week,” said volunteer Peter Jakubenas, Catholic Charities/Fort County Charity in Action Award recipient. Bend in 2021. “At the same time, I’m meeting new friends and working out. Much more rewarding than going to the gym.