Food Pantry Weekly, 21Dec2016

Greetings Foodies!
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T’was the night before the night before the night before the night before Christmas
and all through the food pantry house,
not a creature was stirring, not even a church mouse, because we have regular pest control service!
All the produce and bread and staples and meat
was ready and waiting to be carried home to eat.
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Volunteers began arriving from here and there
with smiles and laughter and joy to share.
Soon 4:00 came and there arose such a clatter,
we opened the doors to see what was the matter.
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It was only our neighbors from near and far,
some had come by bus and others by car.
All had come just to get a bit of food,
so we sprang into action to do what we do.
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By the time we locked up, a few hours later,
all the food was gone, down to the last tomater.
Even that mountain of brussel sprouts was gone on its way;
yes, at the Food Pantry, it was a great day!
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Merry Christmas to you all and thank you to all our supporters and volunteers for a great year of ministry, and as always, please pray for all our clients. We are closed next week, but will be back in action Wednesday January 4th.
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This week’s numbers:

  • # of volunteers: 32 (a record!)
  • # households served: 89
  • # individuals served: 287
  • # first-timers: 11
12-week-rolling-average
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Other business:
  • We will be closed on Dec 28th.
  • Financial donations to the food pantry may be made online at covenantaustin.org, or by check to Covenant UMC (“Food Pantry” on memo line).
  • This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable items:
    • soup
    • canned fruit
    • baby food
    • toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, baby items, etc.
  • We can always use:
    • reusable shopping bags (not paper bags please.)
    • empty egg cartons (12s please, not 18s)
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Carl Wilson
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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency

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