Food Pantry Weekly, 18May2016

Greetings Foodies!
It was a great day at the Food Pantry!  We are now officially in the vacation taking season. Four of our pillars – Maja, Joe, Vickie and Laurie – were all on vacation this week, plus we took over picking up My Fit Foods, and I was out sick all week. So basically we needed to invent five new people!  So we relied on the One who knows how to create, and it happened!  Ashley McDowell has joined the team in a big way – welcome Ashley!  And Tim and the rest of the crew pitched in to cover. As Pastor Stella said, “We survived!”
 
But wait, there’s more!  The food pantry needs the following volunteer positions filled! Training will be provided.
(1)  One driver & one helper to pick up food at Capital Area Food Bank.  We now use UHAUL vans to transport food so you don’t need a large vehicle of your own. You do need to be able to safely lift and transfer 50 pounds.  Total time is from about 9:30 – 1:00 on Tuesdays, alternating months with another volunteer. This may be just for the Summer or it may be longer if you like it!
 
(2) Receive Whole Food Deliveries. This is to cover for a vacationing volunteer June 29 – Aug 03. Be at church on Fridays at 2:00.  You will bring in, weigh and put away food. 
 
(3) Six people to help with Annual re-registration of clients 4:00 – 7:00 Wednesdays beginning July 6 for about two months. Spanish and Vietnamese speakers especially valuable! There will be a mandatory training class the prior week.
 
For more information, call me at 512-940-3975 or email at address below.
And as always, please pray for all our clients,
Carl Wilson
 
twitter: @CovenantFood
Other business…
  • If you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact Carl or Pastor Stella.
  • This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
    • cereal
    • peanut butter
  • We can always use reusable shopping bags (Not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
  • 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: 16
– # households served: 70
– # individuals served: 217
 – # first-timers: 7
12-week rolling average
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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency
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