Stroudwater Pantry Status – 9/25/16

Hi Team – This weekend your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 41 families for a total of 130 people supplied with groceries.  5 new families joined us this week, taking us to a new total of 429 households registered to receive groceries on a regular basis.

Our Shaw’s food pickup and two Hannaford food pickups on Friday yielded a total of 1,447 lbs.; purchases and donations came to 1,191 lbs. for a total of 2,638 lbs. of food processed for the week. Volunteers included Wayne,  Adam, Jenn, Sheamus, Steve, Karlene, Lois, Judy, Mike H, Michael C, Terry and myself.

Whats Next – 

Next Saturday October 8th we are hosting the first annual Paws for the Pantry dog walk in Portland, as a fund raiser supporting hunger relief, benefiting SFP.  The event will be held at Payson Park, entering just off Baxter Boulevard at the Portland Back Cove.  We walk rain or shine, and walkers and their dogs will walk the Back Cove Trail (3.2 miles)  There is $20 Registration fee, official registration is 9am-10am (although we will open the registration desk for early arrivers), with the starting whistle for the walk at 9:15.  Late comers will depart on their own thereafter. There is parking on site and port-a-pottys along the route.  Volunteers get in free, and we are looking for help to support the event, so please respond if you would like to help!

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week in support of your Stroudwater Food Pantry!       — Doug