40 YEARS

Celebrating 40 years of impact on the Lower and Outer Cape

The Lower Cape Outreach Council was started by the Social Concerns Committee of the Eastham United Methodist Church, and the Nauset Family Advocates for Headstart around 1980. LCOC officially incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization in 1984.

1980

‘Love Pantry’, created by Lois Langhans and Christine Austin, is our first food pantry. It is still located at the Eastham Methodist Church.

1980 – 1984

LCOC was started because the ‘Love Pantry’ realized more aid was needed for the outer Cape.

1984

LCOC incorporated as a nonprofit.

“To coordinate the efforts of service agencies, organizations, and churches on the Lower Cape to meet the emergency needs of persons and families who are temporarily outside the reach of public assistance.”

1987

LCOC has grown to 6 food pantries and a financial assistance program for fuel, shelter, utilities, furniture, clothing, and medical expenses to fill an unmet need.

Orleans Food Pantry opens in 1987 at the Orleans United Methodist Church. Office space at 19 Brewster Cross donated and staffed by volunteers 3 days a week. Start of Advocate program to administer Financial Assistance Program.

1987

Eastham Fire Department Toy Collection begins with Chief Jack Austin collecting toys for LCOC to distribute to the children of the Lower Cape.

1988

“Katy’s Korner”, a clothing collection and distribution center opens, originally located in the Orleans Plaza near Staples.

1989

Provincetown Pantry Opened.

1989

Chatham Bars Inn starts the annual ‘Giving Tree’ event.

1990

First Golf Tournament at Captains Golf Course.

1992

Gifts of Hope Campaign is published in the Cape Codder by editor, Mark Skala. December drive brings in food, clothing, and $9,000 in its first year.

Katy’s Korner moves into 19 Brewster Cross Road.

1995

Santa’s Stop opens when John Mcmullen, President of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, donates space for the first-ever Santa Stop.

Signed first contract with the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) covering Brewster, Eastham, Harwich, and Truro in April.

1999

Wellfleet Pantry opens at the Methodist Church on Main St. and later moved to Grace Chapel.

2007

Established endowment fund, office space renovations, and GBFB contract signed for Orleans, Chatham, Wellfleet and Provincetown.

2008

The Hope Chest, an LCOC thrift store, opens in Spring.

2009

LCOC expands to First Floor at Brewster Cross Road.

2022

In 2022, after 16 years of managing the race, the Chatham Turkey Trot Committee retires and hands management of the race over to LCOC.

2023

Purchase of our ‘forever home’ at 19 Brewster Cross Road.

What does 40 years of impact look like?

From our humble roots of organizing assistance out of the homes of our founders to the opening of Katy’s Corner in 1988, LCOC has become an essential part of the community, providing comprehensive assistance to those in need of immediate support and encouraging long-term sufficiency for all.

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Worth of Food

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Worth of Clothing

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In Financial Assistance

LCOC Goals for the next 40 years

Continue to meet the growing demand for our services, particularly increased access to our food pantries and eventually a mobile food pantry.

Renovations to our headquarters at 19 Brewster Cross Road, to increase capacity for our food programs, Katy’s Korner, and additional staff.

Increase the amount of Financial Assistance to increase our impact of encouraging self-sufficiency by supporting educational opportunities within our community.

Join us in celebrating
40 years of impact!

40th Anniversary Party

Join us on June 6th as three chefs compete using ingredients from our food pantries.

Premier Night

Stay tuned for details about this event!

How can you help?

We need your help as demand for our programs and services continues to grow. In 2022 – 2023, our food pantry saw a 150% increase in visits and the demand for financial support has grown substantially as well.

To meet this demand, we need your help.

With your support, we can continue to grow our programs and make an impact on the next generation of our community.

Lower Cape Outreach Council 40th Anniversary

Sponsorship Levels

Ruby Anniversary
Sponsor

Premier recognition at all 2024 celebrations & all holiday programs

Display of sponsorship on LCOC website sponsorship page with link to your company (if applicable)

12 social media acknowledgement posts

Recognition of your business/name in all LCOC publications throughout the year

Full page ad in the auction catalog

10 tickets to 40th Anniversary Event 6/6/2024 at Pates in Chatham with private cocktail reception 4:30-5:00 with our Board and the Chefs

Logo on Turkey Trot T-Shirt sleeve, 10 Registrations and T-Shirts

$24,040

40th Anniversary Events Sponsor

Notable recognition at all 2024 celebrations & all holiday programs

Display of sponsorship on LCOC website sponsorship page

4 social media acknowledgement posts

Recognition of your business/name in the LCOC newsletter throughout the year

Half page ad in the auction catalog

4 tickets to 40th Anniversary Event 6/6/2024 at Pates in Chatham

Logo on Turkey Trot T-Shirt, 4 Registrations and T-Shirts

$4,040

40th Anniversary Single Event Sponsor

Choose One of Our Events

Notable recognition at one of the 40th Celebration Events

Display of sponsorship on LCOC website sponsorship page

1 social media acknowledgment post

Quarter page ad in the auction catalog

2 tickets to 40th Anniversary Event 6/6/2024 at Pates in Chatham

Logo on Turkey Trot T-Shirt, 2 Registrations and T-Shirts

$1,040

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