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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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 11/29/20

Hi Team – For the week ending Sunday the 29th, your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 65 families and provided groceries to a total of 156 people.   37 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 3,098 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amara, Amy, Angie, Dave, Deirdra, Dennis, Jake, Jean, Kelly, Laura, Michelle, Steve D, Tristan, and myself.  Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 11/22/20

Hi Team – The week ending Sunday the 22nd proved to be a very busy week for your Stroudwater Food Pantry, as we served 89 families and provided groceries to a total of 194 people.   45 families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program.  7 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,494 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amara, Amy, Angie, Chad, Dave, Deirdra, Dennis, Jake, Jean, Kelly, Laura, Michelle, Steve D, Tristan, and myself. 

And then there was…. Thanksgiving!

 On Friday the 20th we picked up 68 Thanksgiving dinners, consisting of frozen turkeys with all the side dishes, from our sponsor, the SHAWS at the Westgate Shopping center in Portland.  We returned to the church, opened the doors of the cargo van and gave nearly all of them away.  Then, on Tuesday the 24th we picked up 50 Thanksgiving dinner boxes from our other Thanksgiving sponsor, Cheverus High School; we again distributed them at the church, right from inside the van.  Additionally, we delivered many of the dinners to families who did not have transportation to the church.  In total we gave away 108 Thanksgiving dinners to families who otherwise would not have had one.  At this time we are targeting to use the remaining dinners for a special event in December.

November is always our busiest month of the year, and this November was no exception.  Your Stroudwater Food Pantry served groceries and Thanksgiving dinners to 590 families this month!  Thank You to all the volunteers who made this happen, and who helped to make Thanksgiving special for families here in Cumberland county! — Doug

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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!

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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

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