Food Pantry Weekly, 14Mar2018

Greetings Fellow Foodies!

This week’s numbers:

  •  # households served: 109
  •  # individuals served: 316
  •  # first-timers: 9
  •  # of volunteers: 26

Whew!! It was a hectic night as several of our regular volunteers were gone however two of our newest stepped up and filled a lot of the gap. I was busy calling names, a job I haven’t done in several months. It is rewarding and frustrating at the same time. I even had two clients ask if they could volunteer but the rule is that if you are a client, you can’t be a volunteer at the same time. They said they would come back next week as strictly a volunteer. I’d much rather have too many volunteers than not enough! We could really use volunteers to come help either at Wednesday morning setup or Wednesday evenings from 4pm to 7pm. When we share the burden, it promotes team work and allows more interaction with clients. While we started this to help feed the hungry, it quickly became apparent that building relationships is even more important. That’s the economy of God!!

Please continue to pray for our clients and volunteers. If you cannot physically help, praying is just as good. The needs of the clients is vast and frankly, I cannot even fathom the living conditions many find themselves.

Consider volunteering and continually pray.

Grace and peace to all!

Please see the note below about Tuesday Morning. We have a critical need for a helper or two. 

Join our team! Or step up your current involvement!  See below under What do we need, and if you have questions or interest in joining us please reply to this email or contact Bob Weeks, Ernie Cruz or Pastor Stella.  Thank You  to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.

What do we need:

  • Needs list for those wanting to donate items:

o toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo (including the free hotel size), toilet paper, feminine products, etc.

o baby food, diapers, other baby items

o reusable shopping bags (no paper bags please.)

  • Financial donations to the food pantry may be made online at, or by check to Covenant UMC (“Food Pantry” on memo line).

Would you like to  volunteer in the food pantry? There are multiple  opportunities each week:

o Wednesday 4:00pm-7:00pm for volunteers to help set-up and distribute food to our clients. Everyone is welcome… just drop in!

o Wednesday morning 10am-noon: we receive deliveries and sort/set-up bread and produce.

o Tuesday morning: We need volunteers to pick up food at the Food Bank and bring it back to Covenant. You can do a ride-along with one of our current volunteers to see if it’s a good fit for you. You don’t need to use your own vehicle but you do need to be in good physical condition, able to lift and transfer up to 60 pounds. This is an essential task that must be done every week to make the food pantry work. Please help spread the word and let me know if you have questions. By the way, this is a great job to share with a friend: enjoy the company, get a little workout!

Bob Weeks

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency


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