Food Pantry Weekly, 08 April 2015

Greetings Foodies!

It was a busy, but smooth night at the Food Pantry. 77 households came calling and 19 selfless, smiling volunteers made it all happen — again. On Tuesday I picked up the final amount of food donations from the annual food drive conducted byCurves at 183 & Oak Knoll. The ladies there donated a total of 850 pounds of food, and said, “See you next March.” I love that community involvement!  From all our corporate supporters we are routinely receiving a total of over 1000 pounds of food per week. So many people, all coming together to help those who need help. Thanks go to HEB, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, My Fit Foods and Starbucks, and to the volunteers who get all that food from there to here. We quite literally could not do what we do without you!

So… When you stick your toe in the water you never know what might bite. Covenant members Marjorie and Bob Bowen brought their granddaughter Lindsey to the Food Pantry tonight so Lindsey could earn some Honor Society community service hours. Or at least that’s why they think they came. I think God had plans for Marjorie and Bob. Marjorie was truly touched by experiencing the Food Pantry first hand, and now they’re part of the team! Yea God! Yea Bowen family!

Pray for all our clients, many probably had a harder day than you did. See you in church Sunday!

Carl
Needs list, for persons wanting to donate food:  canned vegetables, milk

This week’s numbers:
– # of volunteers: 19
– # households served: 77
 – # individuals served: 251
 – # first-timers:  10
Food Pantry data 2015-04-08

 

Volunteer opportunities

(1) Work with an experienced volunteer to pick up food at Capital Area Food Bank on Tuesdays at 11:00AM and take to Food Pantry. Total time from Covenant area will be about 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This job requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs and load these items into a vehicle, then unload into the Food Pantry.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Carl Wilson at: cswilson78759@gmail.com.   To make donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124.

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency

 

 

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