Food Weekly Pantry, 28Mar2018

Greetings Fellow Foodies!

This week’s numbers:

  •  # households served: 95
  •  # individuals served: 286
  •  # first-timers: 14
  •  # of volunteers: 30
Today as I write this, it is Good Friday! I was listening to the radio on my way into work today and they were playing a sermon by S.M. Lockridge: “It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming”.
That was awesome stuff and I highly recommend a look!
Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cikenKl92Og
It got me to thinking about all our clients who come for food assistance and are down on their luck. “It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming” I think about all the people who are dealing with health issues or financial difficulties or family problems. “It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming” This life is so temporary and we so try to complicate it that we often forget what is really important. The Gospel message is quite simple, “Love God first and then love others!” Wednesday evenings are a great example of that as we love others in both tangible and spiritual ways.
It was another great night at the Food Pantry.
Remember It’s only Friday but Sunday’s Coming!
May the peace of Christ overcome all that is in your life this Easter.

Blessings and peace to all!

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:

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

o baby food, diapers, other baby items

o 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:

o Wednesday 4:00pm-7:00pm for volunteers to help set-up and distribute food to our clients. Everyone is welcome… just drop in!

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

o 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/

Click here to watch our video.

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Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency

 

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