Food Pantry Weekly, 27Jul2016

Greetings Foodies!
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It was a great day at the Food Pantry – and a busy one!  We had the privilege of serving 85 households tonight, the busiest since January, and we completed Intake on 29 households. I don’t know about the other volunteers tonight, but I’m exhausted! Everyone seems to give their all to help and I know several tonight are as tired as I am!  Set up. Deliveries. Serving food. Restocking the serving lines. Prayer. Helping clients out to their vehicles or bus. Clean-up. And lots of paperwork. What an organization. What a team. What a loving God we serve who gives us the resources and the strength to get everything done! 
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If you have never volunteered here before, come join us on Wednesday at 5:00 to see first hand what it is that keeps our volunteers coming back!  Or contact me about helping behind the scenes during the week. And if you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact me or Pastor Stella.
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Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.
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Other business:
  • This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
    • soup
    • canned chicken or beef
  • We can always use:
    • reusable shopping bags (not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
    • empty egg cartons
  • Financial donations to the food pantry may be made by check or online at covenantaustin.org/events-activities/food-pantry/
This week’s numbers:

  • # of volunteers: 20
  • # households served: 85
  • # individuals served: 282
  • # first-timers: 11
12-week rolling average
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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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