Stroudwater Pantry Status 3/30/16

Hi Team – Sorry for the delay on issuing last week’s pantry status.  Your Stroudwater Food Pantry was open on Easter Sunday, and graciously staffed by Malachi Barrows and Tina and Mike Halkiu.   12 families were served, with 48 families served on Wednesday.  In total we served 60 families this week, accounting for 164 people being fed.  5 new families joined us this week, bringing us to a total of 296 households registered to receive groceries on a regular basis.

The total of our two Hannaford pickups yielded 1,012 lbs. of food.  Our separate purchases and donations (non-Hannaford) of can foods and dry stores totaled 413 lbs. Volunteers for the week included, Malachi, Tina, Mike, Johnathan, Adam, Bill B, Karleen,  Ellen, and Anne. What’s Next –

  • A safe food handling training class is being conducted by the Good Sheppard Food Bank at our church on April 21, 10-12noon.  The class is free, and students who pass the test are certified in safe food handling for 2 years.  Right now four people are confirmed to attend and we have plenty of room for others to join in.
  • Our food drive with Time Warner Cable is well underway and making progress. We will pick up their food donation the last week of April.
  • Angie and I are away on vacation 3/26 to 4/11, and are back in the pantry Wednesday 4/13.    — Doug