Food Pantry Weekly, 30Mar2016

Greetings Foodies!
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It was another great day at the Food Pantry!  It started out slow tonight. About 5:00 we only had about 50 clients signed in; but they kept coming, and by the end of the evening we had served 82 households.  At one point we had four clients, all needing registration, arrive all at the same time, none of whom spoke any English – three Spanish-only and one Vietnamese!  We managed just fine thanks to volunteer Ernie and a bilingual English-Vietnamese client; but it was like the UN for a while!
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The main theme of my evening was, once again, watching God work. Our biggest regular donor contributed much less than normal, and two others had nothing for us at all.  The total amount donated this week was 1,000 pounds less than last week!  And yet, all 82 clients left with lots of good food. Loaves and fishes. He’s still doing it. Thanks to you all for letting me be part of this ministry.
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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:
    • Mac & Cheese
    • canned fruit
  • 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: 23
– # households served: 82
– # individuals served: 278
 – # first-timers:  7
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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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