Food Pantry Weekly, 20Jul2016

Greetings Foodies!
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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…
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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!
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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.
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Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.
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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¬†covenantaustin.org/events-activities/food-pantry/

This week’s numbers:

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