Food Pantry Weekly, 20Sept2017

Greetings Fellow Foodies!

Forgive me for the lateness of this update this week. It’s been a crazy last few days. We’ve had the beginning of life and the ending of lives all the while trying to maintain a certain amount of normalcy, whatever that is!

If you were able to be around the food pantry this or even just around the church, you probably got to witness first hand our brand new ramp! It is such a blessing for both our clients and our volunteers to navigate up and down with such ease! I personally got to push one of our clients who is wheelchair bound without losing my breath! Praise God!

Another addition was our brand new commercial freezer. Another blessing as we are now able to store so much more frozen food. We were are able to load the frozen items directly into the freezer in boxes! A big time and back saver!

Wednesday nights always seems to come with some type of extra uniqueness each week. This week was no exception! As I was helping a lady out to her car, I noticed one of our clients kids had climbed the big oak tree in the playground up to about 12 feet and couldn’t get down! Fortunately, there was an extension ladder close by, so I grabbed it and with the help of another man, we hoisted it up to the limb. The boy was able to climb down, thankfully! I had to have a little chat with the mother who was inside oblivious to the situation.

Then, another client had a flat tire and three of our burly manly men, stepped up to make the change. They all came back in laughing and sweating. Job well done, gentlemen!

Never a dull moment at the Food Pantry! It was great having all of our regular leaders back in full force but on a sad note, we did lose one the great friends of the Food Pantry, Don Barrington. There will be a service for him this Sunday at Covenant at 2pm. We will miss you Don!

Again, Foodies, the interaction and relationships fostered each and every week IS the inspiration and the food is merely the vehicle. To God be the Glory!

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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:

o  soup

o  canned chicken or tuna

  • We can always use:

o  reusable shopping bags ( not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)

o  empty egg cartons

This week’s numbers:

  • # of volunteers:  28
  • # households served:  82
  • # individuals served: 252
  • # first-timers:  11

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Bob Weeks

twitter: @CovenantFood

email: foodpantry@covenantaustin.org

web:   covenantaustin.org/events-activities/food-pantry/

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency

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