Food Pantry Weekly, 29Jul2015

Greetings Foodies!

It was another great day at the Food Pantry. We broke some records tonight and you know how I love numbers, so bear with me for a sec…  We served 86 households tonight, a record; and those 86 represented 312 individuals, also a record. For the month of July, we served 382 households, a record; and those represented 1290 individuals, a record. So it was either a very sad night because the need is so great, or a joyful one because we were able to help so many. I suppose it’s both.

Sometimes a client will give us something, or write something for us, that hits home. Tonight, a client left us this note…

 

prayer from Joni - public

Here is a look at our fantastic new 49 cu-ft refrigerator! So you can tell just how huge it is, also in the picture is a standard sized side-by-side residential unit.

big fridge

With the increase in clients, we need food contributions!  Or your financial support. Needs list is below. Thanks for your continuing support and please pray for all our clients.

Carl

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This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate food:  beans (dry or canned), cereal, peanut butter, rice, soup, pasta sauce, canned veggies.

To make monetary or food donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124, or drop items in the big food pantry box in the hall near the church kitchen.

This week’s numbers:
– # of volunteers: 20
– # households served: 86
– # individuals served: 312
 – # first-timers:  11

Food Pantry data 2015-07-29
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Volunteer opportunities

(1) Have some time on Wednesday mornings?  We have a small group that weighs and sorts produce, bread and other items coming from Trader Joe’s and HEB, and helps set up for Wednesday nights. Come at 10:00AM to help.

(2) How about Tuesday noons?  For the next 3 Tuesdays (while Vickie M is on vacation) help me receive and inventory the food coming from Capital Area Food Bank. It won’t take long – less than an hour each time – but may take some light lifting.

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

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner Agency

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