Food Pantry Weekly, 29Jun2016

Greetings Foodies!
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It was a great day at the Food Pantry!  At 3:00 we had a training class for volunteers who will be doing “Intake” on all clients — certifying them as eligible to receive USDA food. This is an annual requirement by the USDA, so the first few weeks in July are extra busy. And speaking of volunteers, I believe we set a record this week as 30 individuals gave of their time (some more than once) to help the food pantry ministry at Covenant.
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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!  And if you are interested in exploring a leadership position in the Food Pantry, please contact Carl 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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Carl Wilson
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Other business:
  • This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:
    • cereal
    • soup
  • We can always use:
    • reusable shopping bags (not paper or “single-use” plastic bags please.)
    • empty egg cartons
  • 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: 30!
  • # households served: 83
  • # individuals served: 282
  • # first-timers:07
12-week rolling average
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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency

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