Stroudwater Pantry Status Sunday 8/14/16

Hi Team – This week we celebrate the one year anniversary of your Stroudwater Food Pantry!  It has been both a challenging and exciting year, a year in which we have all been privileged to “Do the work of Jesus by feeding those in need.”  In the 12 months we have been open we have processed and distributed 30 tons of groceries, accounting for (approximately) 150,000 meals your Stroudwater Food Pantry has provided to those who are meal insecure in the greater Portland area.  During that time 385 families registered with us, amounting to more than 1,200 people we now feed on a reoccurring basis.

We had a light week this week, serving 29 families accounting for 92 people being fed, with 4 new families joining us.  Our two Hannaford food pickups on Friday yielded a total of 1,455 lbs.  Volunteers for the week included Steve, Wayne, Angie, Lois, Kim, Anne, Sheamus, Michael C., Elise, Grainer and myself.

I have been privileged and humbled to work with all of you who have committed yourselves to “…reducing the number of food insecure within the Greater Portland Community…” Thank you all who have taken up the challenge of our Lord Jesus Christ who declared,                                                                 “For I was hungry and you fed me…”  —  Doug