Food Pantry Weekly, 20Jul2016

Greetings Foodies!
Yes, yes, I know I’m late getting this out. Several of you have reminded me that I’m late. As hard as it may be to believe, I do have a life outside of food pantry. ūüėČ ¬†But enough about me…
It was a great day at the Food Pantry!¬†¬† In addition to the¬†Central Texas Food Bank’s Outreach Team representative who faithfully joins us the 3rd Wednesday of each month to help with SNAP registrations and other benefits, we had a new partner join us at Food Pantry tonight from Workforce Solutions, representing the Texas Workforce Commission. ¬†Jennifer met with clients, telling them about their offerings, including how to prepare a resume, how to successfully interview, basic computer skills, English as Second Language, matching client skills with available¬†jobs, and many others. People in need need help now; but helping them with jobs gets at the root of poverty.¬†This one-two punch is the way to some day conquer hunger in America. ¬†It is great to be partnered with these two outstanding organizations, not to mention all our wonderful donors and supporters!
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!  Or contact me about helping behind the scenes during the week. And if you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact me or Pastor Stella.
Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.
Other business:
  • This week’s needs list¬†for those wanting to donate¬†shelf-stable¬†food:
    • soup
    • canned chicken or beef
  • We can always use:
    • reusable shopping bags (not¬†paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
    • empty egg cartons
  • Financial donations to the food pantry may be made by check or online at¬†

This week’s numbers:

  • # of volunteers:¬†21
  • # households served:¬†64
  • # individuals served:¬†200
  • # first-timers:¬†5
12-week rolling average
Carl Wilson
Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency

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