Hi Team – This week was our busiest Sunday since reorganizing our hours of operation. Your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 35 families for a total of 91 people being fed. 4 new families joined us this week, bringing us to a total of 372 households registered to receive groceries on a regular basis.
Our two Hannaford food pickups on Friday yielded 1,595 lbs. of food; purchases and donations came to 214 lbs. for a total of 1,809 lbs. of food processed for the week. Volunteers for the week included Steve, Adam, Sheamus, Angie, Kim, Grainer, Michael, Laura, and myself. What’s next –
- Once again we welcomed the opportunity to have one of our Pantry clients volunteer with us this week.
- We continue our expansion into the Pantry Storage area, having moved another one of our refrigerators into there. This has made more room in the Pantry working area, and made it possible for us to use the connecting door to pass between the two rooms as needed.
- Our next major expansion effort will be to bring in new shelving into the storage area, enabling us to better store and organize food. At this time we are awaiting the results of our most recent grant application to see if we qualify for the funding needed for this part of our expansion.
- We are currently evaluating fundraising opportunities for this fall, depending on conflicts with other city events. We will keep you posted on this.
Thank you everyone who volunteered your time at the Food Pantry this week! — Doug