Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 11/21/21 & Thanksgiving Weekend

Hi Team – This report covers the week ending 11/21 and Thanksgiving Weekend.  During this time your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 307 families and provided groceries and dinners to a total of 797 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and Thanksgiving dinner boxes totaled 6,725 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Amy & Jake, Dennis, Ellen & Fred, Erin, Gary, Greg, Jean, Karlene, Kathleen, Kayla, Kelly, Laura, Lois, Martha & Al, Michelle, Rena, and myself.

This month we were graced by community partners who organized food drives and made donations of non-perishable food.  Our food drive partners included Maine Medical Center, the UNE Student Occupational Therapy Organization, the Higher Calling motorcycle club, and SGC Engineering.  Thank you for your generous food donations!

And, once again we were very blessed by the sponsors of our Thanksgiving Dinner distribution!  We received complete Thanksgiving dinner baskets and meals, plus additional frozen turkeys, from Cheverus High School, the Portland SHAW’S Market in Westgate, the Portland Fire Department, and our very own church family at Stroudwater Christian Church!  In total we were able to distribute 115 complete Thanksgiving dinners, and an additional 90 frozen turkeys and pork roasts!      

November is our busiest time of year, a time when we both gather and build Thanksgiving dinner boxes, and distribute, and home deliver, both complete dinners and frozen turkeys.  We provide groceries throughout the month, and we also lay plans for Christmas dinners.  Above all, it is a time when volunteers rise to the monumental challenge of doing what it takes to make Thanksgiving a special holiday for families throughout southern Maine.  Thank you everyone who volunteered this month; you brought the joy of Thanksgiving to families in need, making their holiday special, each in your own way. God Bless you all!!

–Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 10/31/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 10/31 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 66 families and provided groceries to a total of 154 people.  40 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,803 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Amy & Jake, Dave Weeks, Ellen & Fred, Jean, Kelly, Laura, Lois, Martha & Al, Marcie, Michelle, Wayne, and myself.

October was a long month, with five Fridays of food pickups and five Sundays of grocery distributions. Families either came to, or were home delivered by, your Stroudwater Food Pantry on 350 occasions.  Pantry volunteers served a total of 298 hours this month; Thank You everyone who spent so much time serving so many meal-insecure families throughout the long month of October! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 10/24/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 10/24 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 76 families and provided groceries to a total of 194 people.  40 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,326 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Amy & Jake, Dave Weeks, Deb & Greg, Dennis, Jean, Kelly, Lois, Martha & Al, Marcie, Michelle, Rena, Wayne, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 10/17/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 10/17 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 71 families and provided groceries to a total of 186 people.  43 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,748 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Albert, Dave Weeks, Ellen & Fred Faller, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Lois, Martha & Al, Marcie, Tammy, Wayne, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/26/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 9/26 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 61 families and provided groceries to a total of 151 people.  35 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 6,742 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Dave Weeks, Jake, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Lois, Martha & Al, Michelle, Orion, Rena, Wayne, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/19/21

Hi Team – This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 111 families and provided groceries to a total of 280 people.  94 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,123 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Art, Dennis, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Martha & Al, Michelle, Orion, Rebecca, Rena, Steve K, Wayne, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!   — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/12/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 9/12 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 60 families and provided groceries to a total of 142 people.  36 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,123 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Art, Dennis, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Martha & Al, Michelle, Orion, Rebecca, Rena, Steve K, Wayne, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/5/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 9/5 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 68 families and provided groceries to a total of 150 people.  40 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 4,046 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Angie, Bryce, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Martha & Al, Marcie, Tammy, Wayne, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/29/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 8/29 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 53 families and provided groceries to a total of 130 people.  33 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  4 new households joined the food pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 6,324 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Albert, Jean, Karlene, Kate K, Kelly, Laura, Martha & Al, Michell and Matt, Patricia C, Tammy, Wayne and his sister, and myself.

This week our Friday team of volunteers earned a special shout out.  Laura & Adam, and Angie & I, were away this past Friday, but the team made the supermarket grocery pickups, weighed and sorted food, and built boxes of groceries for our Agency partners, and for our home deliveries.  Thank you Team, for the highly motivated, self-directed group of volunteers you are, and for all you do to make your Stroudwater Food Pantry a success! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/22/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 8/22 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 85 families and provided groceries to a total of 194 people.  57 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  3 new households joined the food pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 4,491 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Angie, Dea & Dennis, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Martha & Al, Rena, Tammy, Wayne and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!  — Doug

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