Food Pantry Weekly, 14Oct2015

Greetings Foodies!

It was another great night at the Food Pantry.  We had a last minute surge of arrivals and finished exactly where we did last week – with 85 households – which is just one shy of our record 86, and our 12-week rolling average hit 80 for the first time ever. Tonight’s 16 first-timers came with stories of crushing burdens and the understandable emotions that go along with loss of job, home and independence. These children of God are scared and angry and struggling to maintain dignity and hope. Please pray for these and all our clients.

Please consider the following urgent need.

Volunteer needed:

Covenant Food Pantry is looking for a committed volunteer to perform one of our most critical tasks:   Pick up food each week at Capital Area Food Bank and deliver to Covenant.

Requires:

  • Full-size pickup or other large capacity vehicle
  • Ability to lift and transfer 50 lbs

Pick up time is currently 11:00 Tuesdays.

Contact Carl Wilson to discuss: 512-940-3975  cswilson78759@gmail.com

Thank-you for your continuing support!  Blessings to you all,

Carl

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This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:

— cereal
— canned fruit
— rice
— dried or canned beans

Also, we can always use reusable grocery shopping bags (Not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)

If you have questions about how to make financial or food donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124.

This week’s numbers:
– # of volunteers: 20
– # households served: 85
– # individuals served: 252
 – # first-timers:  16

12-week rolling average

 

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Covenant Food Pantry is a
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Partner Agency

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