Food Pantry Weekly, 21Oct2015

It was another great night at the Food Pantry.  Oh what a difference a week makes. We were blessed with food from many sources this week. Summitt Elementary gave us surplus food from their fall festival. A Millwood neighborhood block party collected canned goods for us. Covenant’s own Ashley Beebee brought fresh okra from Adelphi Community Garden. Gateway Church Food Pantry gave us over 100 pounds of bread and produce. And St. Louis Catholic Church Food Pantry gave us 500 pounds of frozen meat that they couldn’t fit into their freezers. All this on top of what we got from Capital Area Food Bank and our regular donors Trader Joe’s, HEB, MyFitFood and Whole Foods! God is good!

We are trying to become a focal point for outreach. In addition to our primary mission, tonight we had a Social Services representative from CAFB doing SNAP applications; the first-week of a new English as a Second Language class with Jane Nagase and Ernie Cruz; and Karen Sue Wagner was available to tell people about the Drive a Senior program. Now if we can only figure out how to make our building larger!

Please see our special “Volunteer Needed” ad below!

Blessings to you all, and please pray for our clients,

Carl

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This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
— cereal
— rice
— dried or canned beans

Also, we always need reusable grocery shopping bags (Not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)

For Information about how to make financial or food donations to the Food Pantry, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124.

This week’s numbers:
– # of volunteers: 25
– # households served: 81
– # individuals served: 275
– # first-timers:  3

12-week rolling average

 

Volunteer needed:

Covenant Food Pantry is looking for a committed volunteer to perform one of our most critical tasks:

Pick up food at Capital Area Food Bank and deliver to Covenant.  Requires:

  • Full-size pickup or other large capacity vehicle
  • Ability to lift and transfer 50 lbs

Pick up time is currently 11:00 Tuesdays.
Contact Carl Wilson to discuss:  foodpantry@covenantaustin.org

 

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency

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