Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/22/19

Hi Team – Your Stroudwater Food Pantry had a very busy Sunday this week, serving 56 families and providing groceries to a total of 130 people.  7 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 1,221 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Angie, Anne, Cat, Debbie, Jean, Karlene, Lois, Nick, Nicki, Phil, Renee, Rena, Steve and myself.

This past Sunday went very smoothly despite serving so many families.  Thank you everyone who volunteered this week!   — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/15/19

Hi Team – This was a very busy weekend for your Stroudwater Food Pantry; we served 49 families and provided groceries to a total of 145 people.  9 new families joined the pantry this week.

A colossal amount of food was processed this week!  Our supermarket food rescue pickups totaled 3,660 lbs., plus our purchases from Good Shepherd totaled another 1,332 lbs.  Additionally, Orchard Ridge Farm in Gorham donated 90 dozen eggs!  Volunteers transported, unloaded, weighed, bagged, sorted eggs into cartons, and put away 2 ½ tons of food!  This week’s teammates who accomplished all this included Anna, Anne, Cat, Debbie, Jean, Lois, Nick, Nicki, Phil, Rena, Steve, Tammy and myself.

Thank you everyone who processed a mountain of food, and distributed it to a community in need!  —  Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 9/1/19

Hi Team – This past Sunday your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 36 families and provided groceries to a total of 109 people.  2 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 1,972 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Angie, Anne, Cat, Debbie, Jean, Karlene, Laura, Lois, Mason, Michelle, Nick, Phil, Rena, Renee, Sam, Shawn, Steve and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered week, and a warm welcome to Shawn, this week’s new volunteer! — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/25/19

Hi Team – This past Sunday your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 48 families and provided groceries to a total of 133 people.  9 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 2,032 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included Cat, Debbie, Hazel, Jean, Laura, Lois, Mason, Michelle, Nick, Phil, Rena, Renee, Sam, Sandra, Steve and myself.

Thank you everyone who volunteered week, and a warm welcome to new volunteers Renee and Hazel! —  Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/18/19

Hi Team – This past Sunday your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 40 families and provided groceries to a total of 116 people.  8 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 3,082 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included, Anna, Cat, Deb & Greg, Debbie, Jean, Misty, Nicki, Phil, Rena, Steve and myself.

We processed and distributed a whopping 1 ½ tons of food this past weekend; thank you everyone who volunteered to make that happen!  —  Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/11/19

Hi Team – This past Sunday your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 34 families and provided groceries to a total of 84 people.  2 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 1,210 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included, Cat, Debbie, Karlene, Lois, Phil, Rena, Sandra, Steve, Tammy and myself.

This week marks the fourth year your Stroudwater has been in operation.  We opened our doors on August 12, 2015.  During the past four years we’ve had families visit us 9,290 times, and we distributed 209 tons of groceries to them.  This includes the communities we serve in the greater Portland area, families in Washington County, and the support we provide to institutions like the My Place Teen Center, and to shelters.

Everything your Stroudwater Food Pantry has accomplished in the last four years was achieved through your support, your volunteering, and your commitment to our mission:

To do the work of Jesus by feeding those in need, and reducing the                                                 number of meal insecure throughout Southern Maine.                                                                              “For I was hungry and you fed me…”

Thank you everyone!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 8/4/19

Hi Team – On Sunday the 4th your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 37 families and provided groceries to a total of 112 people.  6 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 1,630 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included, Anne, Cat, Carol, Debbie, Josephine, Karlene & David, Lenn, Lois, Nicki, Phil, Rena, Sandra, and Steve.

We are joined by two new volunteers this week, Josephine and Lenn.  Welcome to Stroudwater Food Pantry, and thank you for volunteering!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 7/28/19

Hi Team – This was a busy week at your Stroudwater Food Pantry!  On Sunday the 28th we served 50 families and provided groceries to a total of 110 people.  14 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food donations totaled 4,373 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included, Angie, Anna & Vena, Cat, Carol, Debbie, Karlene, Lois, Michelle, Nicki, Phil, Rena, Sandra, Steve, and myself.

This week we processed a colossal amount of food, almost 2 ¼ tons. This was largely due to our bimonthly TEFAP food pickup on Thursday, as part of our USDA allocation. A special thank you to the folks who showed up on Thursday to unload and put away all the food, and to everyone who volunteered this week!   — Doug

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 7/21/19

Hi Team – This past Sunday your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 44 families and provided groceries to a total of 120 people.  6 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food purchases totaled 1,450 lbs.  Volunteers for this week included, Anna, Cat, Debbie, Lois, Nicki, Phil, Rena, Sandra, Steve, and myself.

This past week we ran a 4 day food pantry at the Princeton Elementary School, as part of our church’s broader mission to Washington County.  We provided a 25 lb. bag of non-perishable groceries, plus a case of breakfast cereal to each of the 177 families served.   Food for 45 of these families was delivered to the reservation in Indian Township, through our connection with the Indian Township Food Pantry.

We had 3 bags of groceries and about 18 cases of cereal left over, all of which were donated to the school.  Additionally, our church gave away clothes, shoes and books, and, the mission trip construction teams rebuilt substantial portions of two homes in Princeton.  Thank you everyone who prayed for the team’s health and safety as the Sea Road and Stroudwater Christian Churches made it their mission to help families in Princeton, Big Lake, and Indian Township!

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Stroudwater Food Pantry Status – 7/7/19

Hi Team – This past Sunday your Stroudwater Food Pantry served 48 families and provided groceries to a total of 154 people.  6 new families joined the pantry this week.

Our supermarket food rescue pickups and food purchases totaled 2,253lbs.  Volunteers for this week included, Anne, Carol, Cat, Debbie, Donna, Karlene, Laura, Nicki, Phil, Rena, Sandra, Steve, and myself.

We have an exciting week ahead as we send 3 ½ tons of non-perishable food north with the Washington County Missions Team!  The truck gets loaded this Friday at 5:30pm, and departs Sunday after church as part of the team caravan up to Princeton.  We will run a 4 day food pantry beginning on Monday, and are bringing enough food to feed 180 families.

Please keep the Washington County Missions Team in your prayers, for health and safe travels as the Sea Road and Stroudwater Christian Churches take on numerous home repair projects, and provide groceries to help local families in Princeton and Big Lake!

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