Food Pantry Weekly, 13Jul2016

Greetings Foodies!
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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!
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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. 
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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 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: 23
  • # households served: 57
  • # individuals served: 168
  • # first-timers: 10
12-week rolling average
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Blessings,
Carl
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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency
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