Food Pantry Weekly, 06Jul2016

Greetings Foodies!
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It was a great day at the Food Pantry!  We were all “braced” tonight for the annual event of recertifying every client. Volunteers were trained in the new process and federal forms; many discussions and emails were exchanged regarding how exactly to implement the sometimes baffling government rules; everything was ready. Really? Then why was I lying awake at 4:00 AM going over everything in my head? And then we had an unusually light turnout. God must have known that we would have been totally overwhelmed with a big night; so He gave us a small one. He is a merciful God! 😉
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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!  And if you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact Carl 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 tuna or chicken
  • We can always use:
    • reusable shopping bags (not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
    • empty egg cartons
  • Financial donations to the food pantry can be made by check or online at covenantaustin.org/events-activities/food-pantry/
This week’s numbers:

  • # of volunteers: 29!
  • # households served: 59
  • # individuals served: 198
  • # first-timers:05
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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