Our Mission

When a financial emergency occurs, whether due to illness, job loss, natural disaster, or any other emergency situation, CEO can help by providing food, gasoline vouchers, clothing vouchers, utility assistance, rental assistance, and prescription vouchers. 

 Cooperative Emergency Outreach is supported by individual donations and by member churches, and is fully staffed by volunteers. All contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

CEO member churches (and representative Board Members) are:

  • Buckner Baptist (Jane Donahou)
  • Central United Methodist (Francis Ross)
  • Community Christian (Joan Davis)
  • East Side Baptist (James McEntire)
  • Emmanuel Lutheran (Beth Armstrong, Secretary)
  • Farmington United Methodist (Lois Cole)
  • Fayetteville Friends (Quakers) (La Deana Mullinix)
  • First Baptist Farmington (Linda Purselley)
  • First Baptist Fayetteville (Cathy Williams)
  • First Baptist West Fork
  • First Christian Fayetteville (Jackie Stites)
  • First United Presbyterian (Cyril Sturm)
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran (Cyndi Maddox)
  • Grace Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Rolling Hills Baptist (Patty Severino)
  • St John's Lutheran (Barbara Osing)
  • St Joseph's Catholic (Maxine LeBlanc)
  • St Paul's Episcopal (Hannah Lee)
  • Sequoyah United Methodist (Sandra Johnson)
  • Southside Baptist (Guy Boydstun)
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic (Anne Marie Candido)
  • Trinity United Methodist (Buck Watson)
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

At Large Board Members:

  • Robert Allen, Treasurer
  • Katha Carter (Sequoyah Methodist)
  • Ann Newman (Central United Methodist)
  • John Sturgis (Central United Methodist)
  • Margaret Brooner-Wilson (First Christian)
  • Linda Eichmann, Vice President (Emmanuel Lutheran)
  • Joe Dushan, President (St. Joseph's Catholic)

CEO has an all volunteer staff, so more of your donations can work in the community. 


Natalie Pomeroy, Interview Coordinator

Ted & Sandi Villinski, Pantry

Maxine LeBlanc, Daily Managers

Barbara Osing, Receptionist Coordinator

Doris Patneau, Publicity

The food pantry at CEO has benefited from food donations from Boy Scouts, Fayetteville Library, postal workers, and numerous other community groups. Top Food Pantry Needs Are: Canned Meat Peanut Butter Canned Fruit Jelly Cereal We also accept donations of dog/cat food.

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