Food Pantry Weekly, 27Apr2016

Greetings Foodies!
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God planted a garden in Eden.
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Whether you take the creation story as history or as a truth tale, there in Genesis chapter 2 is this beautiful image of God as a gardener. With His hands in the dirt, He provided. In 2015, our little food pantry provided 104,000 meals to the poor. Where does all that food come from? From our donors; from our pocketbooks; from our labors; yes, but ultimately the bounty of the earth all comes from God. We trust Him to provide, and provide He does. So rather than thinking in terms of donors giving their “waste” or surplus, think of the gardener, farmer, producer growing a tithe for the poor. Each of us is a link in that wonderful chain to provide food to those in need. It was a great day at the food pantry!
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Please pray for all our clients,
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Carl Wilson
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twitter: @CovenantFood
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Other business…
  • If you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact Carl or Pastor Stella.
  • This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
    • soup
    • peanut butter
  • We can always use reusable shopping bags (Not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
  • Financial donations to the food pantry can be made by check or online at covenantaustin.org/events-activities/food-pantry/
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This week’s numbers:
– # of volunteers: 19
– # households served: 75
– # individuals served: 216
 – # first-timers:  6

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12-week rolling average
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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency

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