Food Pantry Weekly, 24Jun2015

It was a long day. One which had caused me to trust God. No…really trust Him. But as usual, the right people were in place, doing what needed to be done, and it all worked out. Just before we closed at 7:00 tonight, Mary Koffend registered the 722nd household of our 2014-2015 year. That’s a lot of households. Many of those households visited many times — some every week; some came just once. That’s a lot of people. And it’s a lot of meals that went better than they otherwise might have. I think of them often as I sit down to eat, praying that they remember that it is their God who feeds them.

Our 2015-2016 year begins next Wednesday, July 1st, and as required by the USDA and Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, next week we begin re-registering all clients again. So if we have, say, 68 clients next week, as we did tonight, we’ll talk to each and do the intake paperwork for each. To make that possible, we have a team of 9 volunteers who will join us just to do registration. I met with them today and brought them up to speed on the paperwork and our process. I think we’re going to be just fine.

Please… pray for all our clients.

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We are in need of a “new” full-size refrigerator. If you have one to donate, please contact Carl Wilson at foodpantry@covenantaustin.org.

This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate food:  peanut butter (creamy), cereal, soup.

To make food or monetary donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124.

This week’s numbers:
– # of volunteers: 16
– # households served: 68
– # individuals served: 222
– # first-timers:  5

Food Pantry data 2015-06-24
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Volunteer opportunities

(1) Work with an experienced volunteer to pick up food at Capital Area Food Bank on Tuesdays at 11:00AM and take to Food Pantry. Total time from Covenant area will be about 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This job requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs and load these items into a vehicle, then unload into the Food Pantry.

(2) Receive, weigh and put away food delivered to Food Pantry from Whole Foods. This job requires the ability to lift up to about 30 lbs. Time: each Wednesday afternoon, delivery is generally between 1-2pm.

(3) Ready to step your ministry up a notch?  Call me. 512-940-3975.  Already a food pantry volunteer? Call me. I’ve got a couple of things I’d love to talk with you about. It will be a no-risk, no-pressure conversation, just something to think about.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Carl Wilson at: foodpantry@covenantaustin.org

To make donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124.

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency

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