Food Pantry Weekly, 24Jan2018

Greetings Fellow Foodies!
My apologies for the lateness of this update. Time got way ahead of me after Wednesday! It was a very interesting and extremely busy food pantry this week. We were somewhat short on volunteers plus we ran out of numbers creating a slight backup in registration upstairs. I found myself in long conversations with three different clients which pulled me away from my normal duties which I felt left a void in helping.
I still believe we have an extraordinary group of volunteers who do their jobs even when shorthanded. I thank God for all of you!!
Grace and Peace!

Please see the note below about Tuesday Morning. We have a critical need for a helper or two. 

Join our team! Or step up your current involvement! See below under What do we need, and if you have questions or interest in joining us please reply to this email or contact Colleen Meyer or Pastor Stella. Thank You to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.

This week’s numbers:

· # households served: 115

· # individuals served: 385

· # first-timers: 16

· # of volunteers: 24

What do we need:

· Needs list for those wanting to donate items:

o toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo (including the free hotel size), toilet paper, feminine products, etc.

o baby food, diapers, other baby items

o reusable shopping bags (no paper bags please.)

· Financial donations to the food pantry may be made online at, or by check to Covenant UMC (“Food Pantry” on memo line).

· Would you like to volunteer in the food pantry? There are multiple opportunities each week:

o Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm the pantry is open and we are distributing food to our clients. Everyone is welcome… just drop in!

o Wednesday morning 10-noon: we receive deliveries and sort/set-up bread and produce.

o Tuesday morning: We need volunteers to pick up food at the Food Bank and bring it back to Covenant. You can do a ride-along with one of our current volunteers to see if it’s a good fit for you. You don’t need to use your own vehicle but you do need to be in good physical condition, able to lift and transfer up to 60 pounds. This is an essential task that must be done every week to make the food pantry work. Please help spread the word and let me know if you have questions. By the way, this is a great job to share with a friend: enjoy the company, get a little workout!

Bob Weeks

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency

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