HOPE PANTRY UPDATE
What an amazing pantry day we had in December! We distributed 1,300 lbs. of food, paper products and cleaning supplies in a single day! We served 30 households. Thank you to all our dedicated do-nors and volunteers who helped feed those in need.
Our Hope Pantry is always looking for a few good volunteers. Once a month you will have an opportunity to sign up and help our neighbors. On the day before our pantry, six volunteers are needed at 1:00 pm for about one and one half hours to unload and stock bread and produce. Then the rolling pantry shelves are put in place for Saturday, and we prepare the shopping bags.
On Saturday, eight volunteers are needed to shop with our clients, weigh the bags and help them to the cars. Helpers need to arrive by 9:50, and we should be closed up by 12:30. Please consider helping with this rewarding mission.
We, as a church, and each one of us individually, are blessed to be able to support our neighbors, and this mission returns so much to all of us. We hope that you have the opportunity to participate in this ongoing project, as we continue to grow HOPE as a pantry and an extension of our church.
We will continue to need your support to keep the pantry stocked. Your donations of paper towels, toilet tissue, tooth paste, bar soap, shampoo, laundry, and dish detergent are very helpful.
Please see p14 of the January Newsletter