Food Pantry Weekly, 04Nov2015

Greetings Foodies!

It was a bitter-sweet night at the Food Pantry this week. As I’ve written here in the past, many of those who come to us for help have become friends during the times they wait together on Wednesdays. Some ride together, others sit outside under the trees and talk long talks. I’ve seen bonds form. So when a sadness comes for one, others experience it. We heard last night that one in this community, Amelia, had unexpectedly passed on to glory. One friend brought a card for all to write notes of remembrance to give to the family. Earlier this year Amelia contributed to Covenant Food Pantry by giving a video testimonial, which can still be seen on our web site. I recall how she pleased she was when I told her how many others had seen her in this medium and that she was having a tangible impact on our ministry. Thanks to all of you for making a difference in Amelia’s life, and please pray for her family and friends.

Blessings to you all, and please pray for all those who come to us for help,

Carl

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This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:

— cereal
— soup
— dried or canned beans

Also, we can always use reusable grocery shopping bags (Not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)

If you have questions about how to make financial or food donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124.

This week’s numbers:
– # of volunteers: 26
– # households served: 79
– # individuals served: 257
 – # first-timers:  19

12-week rolling average

Help needed!

Covenant Food Pantry is looking for a committed volunteer to perform one of our most critical tasks:  Pick up food at Capital Area Food Bank and deliver to Covenant.  Requires:

  • Full-size pickup or other large capacity vehicle
  • Ability to lift and transfer 50 lbs

Pick up time is currently 11:00 Tuesdays.
Contact Carl Wilson to discuss:  512-940-3975  foodpantry@covenantaustin.com

 

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency

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