Stroudwater FoodPantry Status – 9/13/20

Hi Team – The week ending Sunday the 13th proved to be a very busy week for your Stroudwater Food Pantry, as we served 70 families and provided groceries to a total of 152 people.   37 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 2,804 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Alicia & Lily, Allison, Amy & Jake, Angie, Deirdra, Jean, Jocelyn, Michelle, Steve D, and myself. 

A special welcome  to new volunteers Jocelyn, Alicia and Lily, and a heartfelt Thank You to everyone who volunteered this week!

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/6/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 6th your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 59 families and provided groceries to a total of 167 people.   29 families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  3 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,555 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Alison, Amy & Jake, Anna, Deirdra, Jean, Jess, Michelle, Misty & Beth, Steve D, and myself. 

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/30/20

Hi Team – It was a very busy week, ending Sunday the 30th, at your Stroudwater Food Pantry as we served 85 families and provided groceries to a total of 183 people.  53 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 3,408 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Alison, Anna, Deirdra & Dennis, Jake, Jean, Kiley, Laura, Rebecca, Steve D, Tom & Claire, and myself. 

As we close out August we look back upon what has been our busiest month so far this year; we served 344 families, amounting to 832 people being fed with Stroudwater Food Pantry groceries.  This volume is consistent with the 37% increase we saw in families served the first half of this year, vs. the same time last year.  As COVID-19 continues to drive the volume of families in need, pantry volunteers continue to rise to the occasion and distribute groceries to those whom we serve, during these trying times.  Thank you everyone who volunteered during the month of August, and God Bless you!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/23/20

Hi Team – It was a busy week, ending Sunday the 23rd, at your Stroudwater Food Pantry as we served 68 families and provided groceries to a total of 176 people.  29 families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  3 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,607 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Alison, Angie, Anna, Deirdra & Dennis, Greg, Jake, Jean, Kiley, Laura, Michelle, Steve D and myself. 

It is not easy to recruit volunteers during the summer, when many people are often away on vacation.  Fortunately, we have been blessed with helpers who have made time in their busy summer schedules to join us at your Stroudwater Food Pantry.  Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/16/20

Hi Team – My apologies for not publishing a pantry report for the last couple of weeks.  For the week ending Sunday the 16th your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 61 families and provided groceries to a total of 160 people.  We delivered groceries to the homes of 31 families through our Last Mile home delivery program.  3 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,607 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Alison, Amy & Jake, Angie, Anna, Deirdra & Dennis, Jean, Kiley, Laura, Lila, Steve D, Tom & Claire, and myself.

In the last 30 days your Stroudwater Food pantry has either distributed or home delivered a staggering amount of groceries to more people than ever before; all of this is attributed to the dedicated volunteers who pickup food, sort and bag it, distribute it on Sundays, and deliver it in our delivery van two days per week. Thank you, all of you for your hard work and dedication to provide hunger relief in the greater Portland area, and especially to those whose lives or livelihoods have been threatened by COVID-19.  Your act of kindness to those going through tumultuous times exemplifies our mission, “To do the work of Jesus by feeding those in need, and reducing the number of meal insecure in Southern Maine. For I was hungry and you fed me…”  God Bless you!   — Doug

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 7/12/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 12th your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 54 families and provided groceries to a total of 130 people.  We delivered groceries to the homes of 26 families through our Last Mile home delivery program.  3 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 4,222 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Albert, Angie, Deirdra & Dennis, Donna, Jake, Jean, Jess, Laura, Misty, Morgan, Rebecca, Steve D, Tammy, Tom, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!  —  Doug

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 7/5/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 5th your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 54 families and provided groceries to a total of 131 people.  We delivered groceries to the homes of 25 families through our Last Mile home delivery program.  2 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,261 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam & Laura, Angie, Anna, Deirdra & Dennis, Donna, Jake, Jean, Jess, Morgan, Michelle, Rena, Steve D, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!  —  Doug

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 6/21/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 21st your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 65 families and provided groceries to a total of 147 people.  We delivered groceries to the homes of 37 families through our Last Mile home delivery program.  1 new family joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,033 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Angie, Anna, Deirdra & Dennis, Donna & Rhianna, Jake, Jean, Jess, Kevin W., Michelle & Ben, Rena, Steve D, Steve K, Willa and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!  —  Doug

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 6/14/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 14th your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 57 families and provided groceries to a total of 14 people.  We delivered groceries to the homes of 33 families through our Last Mile home delivery program.  4 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 3,074 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Angie, Anna, Deirdra & Dennis, Donna & Rhianna, Jean, Jessica, Kevin W., Michelle & Ben, Rena, Steve D, Steve K, and myself.

A special welcome to our newest volunteer, Kevin Woods.  Kevin will be volunteering on Fridays, assisting with both food pickups and home grocery deliveries. Welcome Kevin!

To learn more about your Stroudwater Food Pantry, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stroudwaterfoodpantry/

Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 6/7/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 7th your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 73 families and provided groceries to a total of 174 people.  We delivered groceries to the homes of 46 families through our Last Mile home delivery program.  4 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,707 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Angie, Anna, Deirdra & Dennis, Donna & Rhianna, Jake VP, Jean, Jessica, Michelle & Ben, Rena, Steve K. and myself.

Our Last Mile Home Delivery program has proven to be a blessing to shut-in’s and families who cannot come to the pantry on Sundays. We currently deliver groceries to 63 households on a regular basis.  Doing so has caused us to modify our food operational model considerably, including picking up Fresh Food Rescue on Mondays as well as Fridays.  Nonetheless, pantry volunteers have stepped up to meet the need and bring hunger relief to individuals and families who lack the means to travel.  Thank you Team! –Doug