Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 7/4/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 7/04 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 49 families and provided groceries to a total of 113 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 3,166lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy & Jake, Angie, Deirdra, Gary, Jean, Karlene, Laura, Lila and Tom, Roy, Tammy, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 6/27/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 6/27 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 49 families and provided groceries to a total of 104 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 6,394lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Al & Martha, Albert, Angie, Deirdra, Gary, Jake, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Tammy, Zach, and myself.

On Friday the 18th our new walk-in freezer became operational, and today it is used exclusively for the storage and management of all pantry frozen product.  It is filled with food, and we are now able to distribute more frozen meat than ever before! 

As we close out June we assess our progress on the half-year mark; your Stroudwater Food Pantry is on pace to serve more than 4,100 banana boxes of groceries to families this year, a pace that will exceed 107 tons of food distributed this year.  10 tons of that will go to Washington County. More than 60 tons of it will be home delivered to client’s doorsteps.  These numbers are on pace to exceed everything we accomplished last year, and, by year end, your Stroudwater Food Pantry volunteers will have worked more than 3360 hours to make all of this happen. 

Thank you everyone who donated food, or made a financial contribution, or sacrificed time from their personal lives to volunteer to bring your Stroudwater Food Pantry to this point. The blessing you have been to those in need has been beyond measure… and we are only half way through the year.  May God Bless you and strengthen you, and may His blessing continue upon the families whom we serve in His name! – Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 6/13/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 6/13 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 62 families and provided groceries to a total of 170 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 3,322lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy & Jake, Deirdra, Gary, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Stefan, Tammy and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 5/28/21

Hi Team – For the week ending 5/28 your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 75 families and provided groceries to a total of 199 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,315lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Al & Martha, Albert & Lois, Angie, Deirdra & Dennis & Stefan, Gary, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Tammy and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 5/23/21

Hi Team – This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 127 families and provided groceries to a total of 338 people.  78 of the families we served were in Washington County.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 3,060lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Al, Amy & Jake, Pastor Charlie, Deirdra & Dennis & Stefan, Gary, Jean, Karlene, Laura, Michelle, and myself.

On Sunday, pantry volunteers loaded the van with non-perishable food, 4 ice chests full of frozen meat, and loaded an upright freezer onto the trailer.  On Monday 5/24 Pastor Charlie and myself drove the van and trailer up to Washington County with the delivery.  The total donation consisted of 3,924 lbs. of food, and the freezer to hold all the frozen meat.  So far this year we have donated 4.4 tons of food to Washington county; thank you everyone who continues to volunteer and support your Stroudwater Food Pantry’s commitment to reduce meal insecurity, in southern and central Maine!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 5/16/21

Hi Team – 

This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 67 families and provided groceries to a total of 159 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,543lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy & Jake, Angie, Deirdra & Dennis & Stefan, Gary, Jean, Laura, Michelle, Tammy and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 5/9/21

Hi Team – This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 74 families and provided groceries to a total of 174 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,442lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Amy & Jake, Deirdra & Dennis & Stefan, Gary, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, Laura, Lila, Lois, Michelle, Tammy and myself.

Just a few reflections on closing out April:

  • We distributed 396 boxes of groceries to families in need.
  • 54 of our grocery boxes were delivered to Washington County.
  • A total of 9 tons of groceries was distributed in April, and we remain on pace to distribute 110 tons of food this year.

Thank you everyone who helped to make this happen!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 5/2/21

Hi Team – This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 47 families and provided groceries to a total of 116 people. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,442lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam, Al W, Deirdra & Dennis, Gary, Jean, Karlene, Kelly, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 4/25/21

Hi Team – This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 75 families and provided groceries to a total of 169 people.  49 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 6,382lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam & Laura, Albert & Lois, Amy & Jake, Angie, Carol H, Deirdra & Dennis, Gary, Jean, Kelly, Marcie, and myself.

This week’s food processing was remarkable as the volunteers of your Stroudwater Food Pantry collected, sorted, and put away more than 3 tons of food!  About half of it was our U.S.D.A. TEFAP order.  This week’s efforts in food handling will be very valuable for our next trip to Washington county at the end of May.  Thank you everyone! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 4/18/21

Hi Team – This week your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 73 families and provided groceries to a total of 182 people.  47 of the families received groceries through our Last Mile home delivery program. 

Our supermarket food rescue pickups, food donations and purchases totaled 2,245lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Adam & Laura, Amy & Jake, Angie, Deirdra & Dennis, Gary, Jean, Kelly, Lois, Marcie, Michelle, Tammy, and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!

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