A shortage of beef products has the Marian House Soup Kitchen asking for donations.
The Marian House serves 600 meals most days to people who are the working poor, elderly, disabled, and homeless.
During the summer months, the number of families with children who come to the Marian House for the daily meal increases because schools are out of session, and not providing the free or reduced lunch meals that they offer during the school year.
The Marian House uses about 150 pounds of meat each day between the main entree and the soup that it serves.
The soup kitchen can only accept professionally packaged beef or ground beef products.
Donations can be dropped off at 14 W. Bijou St. Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The dock is located at the west side of the building.