Hi Team – This was the busiest week ever recorded by your Stroudwater Food Pantry!
In total (both Sunday and Wednesday) we served 57 families this week, accounting for 157 people being fed. 19 new families joined us this week, bringing us to a total of 217 families registered to receive groceries on a regular basis. This past Sunday the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram printed a series of articles about hunger in Maine; your Stroudwater Christian Church was featured in one of the articles, and can be read at the following link: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/01/24/food-pantries-filling-critical-need/ We believe this was the reason for our increase in new people this week.
The total of our two Hannaford pickups yielded 848 lbs. of food. Our separate purchases and donations (non-Hannaford) of can foods and dry stores totaled 298 lbs. Our big influx of clients this week took a heavy toll on our food supplies, so we are counting on solid food donations from Hannaford this week. Volunteers for the week included Adam, Sheamus Denise, Meghan, Anne, Jean, Bill B. and myself.
What’s Next –
Praise the Lord for the food He continues to provide, that we might serve those in need!! — Doug