Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 12/18/16

Hi Team – Your Stroudwater Food Pantry recorded its busiest Sunday ever, serving  56 families for a total of 170 people receiving groceries. 4 new families joined us this week, taking us to a new total of 512 households registered to receive groceries on a regular basis.

The Shaw’s food pickup and two Hannaford food pickups on Friday yielded a total of 2,120 lbs. Including 956 lbs. of donations and food purchases, volunteers processed 1.5 tons of food for the week.   This week’s volunteers included Anne, Adam, Jenn, Sheamus, Michael C, Steve, Karlene, Tammy, Judy, Ellen, Terry, and Lois.

What’s Happening at SFP –

  • Thank you to our corporate sponsor Charter Communications (formally known as Time Warner Cable) for partnering with us on their second food drive of the year !!  Wednesday we picked up 438 lbs. of can food and other dry stores including breakfast cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce.
  • Last month Charter Communications approached us about doing a news segment in the “Your Magazine” section of their community news television programming.  It has been running on their cable channel for the past two weeks and is now available at the following link.  We will be posting this link on our blogsite to assist in our ongoing work to educate the community to the needs of the meal insecure, and to encourage support in our effort to serve those in need.
  • SFP Strategic Planning Meetings kickoff January 8th, please hold this date.  We will review our vision for this church ministry, and outline the plans for our continued long term service.  Anyone interested in supporting this ministry or knowing more about how we operate is welcome to join us.
  • Stroudwater Food Pantry is closed on Christmas, Sunday 12/25.  We are open the Sunday following Christmas, New Year’s Day, and our next pantry report will be published in the first week of the new year.

The Lord has mightily blessed the ministry of your Stroudwater Food Pantry with tremendous growth and expansion during its first full year of operation.  As we look forward to the new year, may He continue to guide and direct us to be the good stewards of the of the ministry He has charged us with!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!   — Doug