Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, January 28, is Food Pantry Sunday! We ask that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, tooth brushes, toilet paper, and hygiene products.
Our thanks and gratitude: To the GSL 2nd graders who made Christmas stockings for the children of the families we serve at the Food Pantry. To their teachers and their parents for encouraging the children in their service to the community. To all the people, the community groups, Calvary Episcopal Church, and many others who made donations, whether food or financial, and to all the parishioners and others who volunteer with food distribution, packing or helping with the food pick-ups at the Food Bank and the shopping for items needed. You all keep the “the little food pantry with a big heart” helping those in need in our community.
We also need your help with the Food Bank pick-up. We need a person who can lift more than 30 pounds to help us move the food from the car to the cart and to the Food Pantry. This would be a great help. If you have an hour or so on Monday mornings and drive a big SUV or pickup truck, we need your help. Usually we pick up food between 8 and 9:30 a.m. If you think you can help and have a couple of hours to spare on Monday mornings, please contact Gayle Evans, evansgayled [at] gmail [dot] com, or Juan Fuentes, juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com. Thank you for your support and consideration of this request.
Happy New Year!
November 2017 Statistics: Number of Families served: 55 households, which included 69 adults, 60 children, and 26 seniors.
Volunteer Hours for November 2017: 19 hours, which included 8 hours distributing food, 4.5 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 3.5 hours shopping and shelving, 3 hours cleaning and re-stocking, not including the hours spent by volunteer packers.
Volunteers are always needed! To volunteer, call Juan Fuentes at 901-849-7033 or email juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com.
“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” – Maya Angelou