Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 2/28/21

Hi Team – It was a very busy week ending 2/28, as your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 97 families and provided groceries to a total of 241 people.  56 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  6 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 4,746 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy & Jake VP, Amy & Lila & Clare, Angie, Chad, Dennis, Gary, Jean, Kelly, Laura, Marcie, Michelle, and myself. 

This week we served groceries to 97 families, our busiest week so far this year.  We closed out February having provided 330 families a staggering amount of food.  Pantry volunteers spent 252 hours picking up and processing food, and building grocery boxes, to make the lives of those 330 families brighter and more meal secure.  Thank you everyone who volunteered this month, and God Bless you all! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 2/21/21

Hi Team – For the week ending the 21st, your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 77 families and provided groceries to a total of 158 people.  48 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  3 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 5,610 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy & Jake VP, Angie, Dennis, Gary, Jean, Kelly & Jack, Laura, Michelle, and myself. 

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 2/14/21

Hi Team – It was another busy week as your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 79 families and provided groceries to a total of 200 people.  55 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  1 new family joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 3,036 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy & Jake VP, Angie, Dennis, Hunter & Sam, Jean, Jill & Ben, Kelly, Laura, Michelle, Nicolas and myself. 

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 2/7/21

Hi Team – February rolled in with a bang as your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 77 families and provided groceries to a total of 161 people.  46 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  1 new family joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 6,925 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Amy & Jake VP, Angie, Jean, Kelly, Laura, Lila & Claire & Amy G, Michelle, Shirley, Tammy and myself. 

The most spectacular event of the weekend was our food processing on Friday.  Pantry volunteers picked up, weighed, sorted and put away a staggering 4,223 lbs. of food; more than two tons of food, processing more groceries than any other Friday in our history! It was hard, laborious work but volunteers rose to the challenge and got everything ready for home deliveries, for our city agencies who come pick up food boxes, and our regular grocery distribution on Sundays.  God Bless our amazing volunteers! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 1/31/21

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 31st your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 77 families and provided groceries to a total of 157 people.  46 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  2 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 9,420 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Amy & Jake VP, Angie, Grace & Erhardt, Jean, Kelly & Mason, Laura, Lila, Michelle, Shirley, Steve D, and myself. 

We closed out January with the biggest kickoff of any new year to date.  In January your Stroudwater Food Pantry distributed 446 banana boxes filled with groceries, a total of 9½ tons of food given to meal insecure families in southern and central Maine.  This was made possible because our dedicated team of volunteers is committed to make this new year a better and brighter year for so many families who need one.   The volunteers of your Stroudwater Food Pantry have once again shown how hunger relief gets done; one month at a time.  Thank you everyone who has gotten this year off to such a great start!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 1/24/21

Hi Team – The week ending Sunday the 24th saw your Stroudwater Food Pantry serving 78 families and providing groceries to a total of 180 people.  46 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,773 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Amy P & Bryce & Hunter, Amy & Jake VP, Angie, Deirdra, Dennis, Jean, Kelly, Kirsten, Laura, Lila, Michelle, Shirley, Steve D, Tristen, and myself. 

Thank you and God Bless everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 1/17/21

Hi Team – The week ending Sunday the 17th was another very busy week as your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 93 families and provided groceries to a total of 235 people.  73 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  2 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,416 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy P & Bryce & Hunter, Angie, Dee & Bill, Deirdra, Dennis, Jean, Kelly, Laura, Lila, Mason, Michelle, Steve D, and myself. 

This week marked a special event with another trip to Washington County.  On Friday the 15th pantry volunteers built 28 turkey dinner boxes (with all the side dishes), and 6 ham dinner boxes (with hams donated by Clark Insurance).  On Saturday the 16th I drove up to Penni’s nursery and daycare center in Princeton, and delivered all 34 boxes.  She distributed all of them to families in need, that very afternoon!

Thank you team for the special work done on Friday, building dinner boxes for Princeton.  It is because of you the horizons of your Stroudwater Food Pantry extend beyond southern Maine, and into Washington County!  God Bless Everyone who volunteered this week!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 1/10/21

Hi Team – It was a busy week for the week ending Sunday the 10th, as your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 90 families and provided groceries to a total of 212 people.  50 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,416 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy P / Bryce / Hunter, Deirdra, Dennis, Jean, Kelly, Laura, Michelle, Steve D, and myself. 

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 1/3/21

Hi Team – Our first weekend of 2021 got off to a very busy start! Your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 108 families and provided groceries to a total of 240 people.  67 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 1,534 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Amy & Jake, Angie, Dennis, Jean, Kelly, Steve D, Tom & Amy & Lila & Claire, and myself. 

SFP was closed for all of Christmas weekend; to ensure clients would have sufficient food through the holiday, the pantry was open to all clients on Sunday December 20th, and again to all clients on Sunday January 3rd.  Additionally, volunteers delivered groceries on all four of our home delivery routes both weekends.  This meant volunteers pulled double duty for both food processing and for home delivery, and it also meant a team came in bright and early Friday morning, on New Year’s Day, to pick up, process, and deliver boxes of food.

Meeting the needs of the meal insecure during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays required the dedicated efforts of many volunteers; thank you everyone who helped to make the start of 2021 a special blessing for those in need! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 12/13/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 13th, your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 79 families and provided groceries to a total of 195 people.  45 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  5 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 3,097 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Angie, Jean, Kathleen, Kelly, Michelle, Misty & David, Steve D, and myself. 

For the second time since we opened our doors five years ago, your Stroudwater Food Pantry will be closed for Christmas.  Christmas falls on a Friday, which is our food pickup day, so we will be closed December 25th through the 27th.  We are encouraging all our clients to come the weekends before and after Christmas, if they have a need for food. We are running all home delivery routes those weekends as well.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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