Food Pantry Weekly, 11May2016

Greetings Foodies!
It was a great day at the Food Pantry!  We and those who come to us for help were greatly blessed by the abundance of food. Our pantry receives well over a thousand pounds of donated food each week in addition to another thousand from Capital Area Food Bank. So when we say we distributed a ton of food in 90 minutes, we mean that literally!  And of course, twenty-two volunteers contributed many hours this week to help make it happen!
I feel such empathy for our clients, but every now and then one especially tugs at my heart. A young couple came tonight, she pregnant, and neither looking to be over 20 years old. And here they are at a food pantry. What hope do they have of pulling out of their struggle?  Sometimes it’s as if I’m watching people who have been thrown into quicksand and I’m not able to really pull them to safety. We throw them a line, but it holds them only briefly. May God have mercy on each one.
Please pray for all our clients,
Carl Wilson
 
twitter: @CovenantFood
Other business…
  • If you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact Carl or Pastor Stella.
  • This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
    • cereal
    • peanut butter
    • canned fruit
  • We can always use reusable shopping bags (Not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
  • 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: 21
– # households served: 64
– # individuals served: 193
 – # first-timers: 6
12-week rolling average
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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency
 

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