Food Pantry Weekly, 30May2018

Greetings Fellow Foodies!

This week’s numbers:

· # households served: 112
· # individuals served: 352
· # first-timers: 9
· # of volunteers: 26 

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Unfortunately I was unable to attend Food Pantry this week due to not feeling well so I do not have any stories to report. As far as I know it was a typical crazy evening but great night.

Instead I want to point out a few future things happening in July.

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First, we will be closed on July 4th. I know that being hungry doesn’t take a holiday, but I also know how important it is to spend time with family and recharge our engines with a short break.
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Second, July 11th will begin the yearly registration process so we will need some extra hands helping in that area as everyone must register whether they are new clients or not! Spanish fluency would be a big plus. There will be a short training session if you are interested, details and dates to come
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Peace and Grace!
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Please see the note below about Tuesday Morning. We have a critical need for a helper or two.

Join our team! Or step up your current involvement! See below under What do we need, and if you have questions or interest in joining us please reply to this email or contact Bob Weeks, Ernie Cruz or Pastor Stella. Thank You to all our supporters and volunteers, and as always, please pray for all our clients.

What do we need:

• Needs list for those wanting to donate items:

• toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo (including the free hotel size), toilet paper, feminine products, etc.

• baby food, diapers, other baby items

• reusable shopping bags (no paper bags please.)

• Financial donations to the food pantry may be made online at covenantaustin.org, or by check to Covenant UMC (“Food Pantry” on memo line).

Would you like to volunteer in the food pantry? There are multiple opportunities each week:

• Wednesday evenings 4:00pm-7:00pm for volunteers to help set-up, distribute food to our clients and then clean up! Everyone is welcome… just drop in!

• Wednesday morning 10am-noon: we receive deliveries and sort/set-up bread and produce.

• Tuesday morning: We need volunteers to pick up food at the Food Bank and bring it back to Covenant. You can do a ride-along with one of our current volunteers to see if it’s a good fit for you. You don’t need to use your own vehicle but you do need to be in good physical condition, able to lift and transfer up to 60 pounds. This is an essential task that must be done every week to make the food pantry work. Please help spread the word and let me know if you have questions. By the way, this is a great job to share with a friend: enjoy the company, get a little workout!

Bob Weeks

twitter: @CovenantFood

email: foodpantry@covenantaustin.org

web: covenantaustin.org/events-activities/food-pantry/

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency

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