It was a great day at the Food Pantry! Another “light” day, with only 57 households. The downward trend that began around the beginning of the year continues. Our 12-week rolling average has now dropped from 85 to 68 (see the attached chart) in just six months. We would like to think that a significant number of people are finding work and no longer need us; but we rarely find out what happened – they just drop off our radar! However, for those 57 households who did come tonight, they left with all they could carry and then some!
If you read last week’s Weekly, you may remember that we began our annual re-certification of all clients. That continued tonight, and in these first two weeks we have completed processing 88 households.
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.
Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.
- This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
- canned 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-
This week’s numbers:
- # of volunteers: 23
- # households served: 57
- # individuals served: 168
- # first-timers: 10
Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency