Food Pantry Weekly, 18 March 2015

Greetings Foodies!

We have one important volunteer position open. Please see below for details.

We’re still on our up-and-down pattern from week to week. This was a “down” week with just 64 households, including two after hours.  Being Spring Break week, we were a bit light on volunteers, but we had enough and those present did a great job, as always. And thinking about all those kids not being in school this week, please pray for our client families where routines are disrupted, and especially for those where kids are home alone.

I haven’t given an update recently on our food donations. It continues to amaze me. We are consistently receiving 1000 pounds and more each week (yes, we do weigh it all), from Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, HEB, My Fit Foods, Starbucks, Covenant’s own Preschool, Gateway Food Pantry and garden, and individual friends and members of Covenant. Much of this is ready-to-eat and microwavable meals, bread/bakery items, dairy and produce. We still purchase shelf-stable items and meat from Capital Area Food Bank to complete a well-rounded shopping cart for our clients.

Blessings to you all and thank-you for your support.
Carl

Needs list, for persons wanting to donate food:  canned fruit, cereal, milk

  • This week’s numbers:
    # of volunteers: 15
    # households served: 63
    # individuals served: 205
    # first-timers:  5

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Volunteer opportunities

  • We have an immediate need on Tuesdays from about 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM to pick up food at Capital Area Food Bank. This job requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs and load these heavy items into a vehicle. You will be working with another awesome volunteer in this job.
  • Recently, we’ve had more volunteers than needed on Wednesday evenings, so I now have a wait list.

To volunteer, donate, or for more information, please contact Carl Wilson at: cswilson78759@gmail.com

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