Stroudwater Pantry Status 12/30/15

This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 30 families, accounting for 92 people being fed.  Our Hannaford pickup consisted of 682 lbs of food. We again received a generous donation from one of our outside benefactors, Mike Curran, consisting of sauce, pasta, soup, fruit and rice.  Volunteers included Karlene, Angie, Adam, Sheamus, Laura, and myself, with both Jean and Chad helping unload our vehicles and put things away. What’s Next –

  • Our shift volunteers for Wednesday the 6th will be Angie and Doug (1st shift) and Adam and Laura (2nd shift).
  • We continue  our discussions with Time Warner about branding on our blogsite.
  • At 173 families served, your Stroudwater Food Pantry is about to start the transition from a small, startup operation to a full-blown medium sized food pantry ministry. This will be a critical transition for all of us, so we will kickoff a series of Strategic Planning meetings in January.  More to come on this.

Looking back to August 12th, it has been an amazing 21 weeks since we emptied out, cleaned up, and food stocked a 9’x17’ room that would open its doors to a new ministry and change the lives of almost 600 people.  I’m honored to serve with you. As we approach New Years, may the Lord bless you and your families with the hope and prosperity He declares in Jeremiah 29:11, and bless your future this year. – Doug