Food Pantry Weekly, 03Aug2016

Greetings Foodies!
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It was a great day at the Food Pantry!  I know I talk a lot about our awesome volunteers, but they just amaze me. This week, 28 individuals volunteered their time and effort in the food pantry…several of them more than once!!! As we circled up for prayer tonight before opening, I was just overcome with gratitude and love for this great group of people. We are truly different from the me-first, it’s all about me world we live in. At the risk of sounding prideful, tonight, one client told us the kind of thing that we never get tired of hearing. She said we display a lot of grace and treat everyone with respect; and our attitudes are different than some other pantries because of that.  Wow.  I thank God for letting me be part of this!
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If you have never volunteered here before, come join us on Wednesday at 5:00 to see first hand what it is that keeps our volunteers coming back!  Or contact me about helping behind the scenes during the week. And if you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact me or Pastor Stella.
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Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.
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Other business:
  • This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
    • soup
    • canned chicken or beef
  • We can always use:
    • reusable shopping bags (not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
    • empty egg cartons
  • Financial donations to the food pantry may be made by check or online at covenantaustin.org/events-activities/food-pantry/
This week’s numbers:

  • # of volunteers: 28!
  • # households served: 68
  • # individuals served: 217
  • # first-timers: 09
12-week rolling average
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Carl Wilson
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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency
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