Greetings Fellow Foodies!
Here are the numbers from Wednesday, April 28th
· # households served: 150
· Total # of individuals helped: 548
· # New clients: 21
· # of volunteers: 27
6696 pounds of food received this week from all our various sources!
And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule your hearts. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. -Colossians 3:15-17
Gratitude, we all like to be shown appreciation for the hard work that goes on each week but if we aren't doing it for the glory of God through Christ, it's all fluff from a Christian perspective. Having said that though, there is no better motivator than when a client recognizes the hard work and thanks us and even further, they may say something like, "God bless you for your service!". After hours of exhausting work, to hear those words lifts our spirits! However most of the volunteers work behind the scenes and don't hear those comments directly. For those volunteers, thank you for your service and everyone else for your continued support of this ministry!
It was another successful and smooth food pantry this past Wednesday. There are also some exciting things related to the pantry that are coming in the next few months, stay tuned!
Blessings and peace!
An outdoor stand alone donation box is now in place in the back by the ramp!
Since the Free Store is no longer operating, please donate food items, toilet paper, diapers etc ONLY!
• Financial donations to the food pantry may be made online at https://www.covenantaustin.org/donate
Go to the bottom of this page and look for the Designated Fund in the drop down menu and then go to the second sub fund button and look for Food Pantry.
Or mail a check to the following and put Food Pantry in the memo line:
Covenant United Methodist Church
4410 Duval Rd.
Austin, TX 78727
Please take a moment to reread all the opportunities below to help this ministry.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bob Weeks or reply to this email. We will be limiting the number of volunteers during this current period due to exposure.
What do we need:
• Canned goods
• Toilet paper
Covenant Food Pantry is a Central Texas Food Bank Partner Agency