Food Pantry Facts for December

Food Pantry

Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, December 30, is Food Pantry Sunday! We ask that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, and hygiene products.

This month we celebrate Advent, waiting upon the coming of Christ, and Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ.  This is a time of new life and spiritual renewal that hopefully makes our faith stronger.  We think about gifts for our families and loved ones.  Also, this is a time to think about—and pray for—those who are less fortunate.  Let’s renew our commitment to help and love those in need in our community, and pray for peace and justice.  “The little pantry with a BIG heart” has been showered with many blessings to continue to help and love those in need.  THANK YOU!  The generous donations from our parishioners, volunteers, and friends enable us to continue this ministry.

October, 2018 Statistics: 46 households, which included 63 adults, 73 children, and 18 seniors.

Volunteer Hours for October: 27.5 hours, which included 10 hours distributing food, 5.5 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 3.5 hours shopping and shelving, 8.5 hours cleaning and re-stocking, not including the hours spent by volunteer packers.

“We only have what we give.” ― Isabel Allende

Food Pantry Facts for January

Food Pantry 1st Grade Christmas 1

Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, January 27, is Food Pantry Sunday! We ask that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, and hygiene products.

We are grateful to the GSL School 5th graders, Ms. Becky, Mr. Lamar, the parents, and all involved in their food drive. We have food that hopefully will last us for a couple of months. Thank you to all Food Pantry volunteers—Hunter, Rivers, Gayle, and Carol Ann—for helping with packing and shelving. Big kudos go to all the students who helped with the distribution and transportation of the food. Their enthusiasm and energy made it possible to finish in less than two hours. The 2nd graders took a tour of the Food Pantry and they are awesome. Thank you to their teachers: Ms. Amie, Ms. Kristen, and Ms. Sara. They made Christmas stockings that were distributed in the Food Pantry! Another big thank you goes out to the GSL School 1st graders who made "Blessing Bags" during their Christmas party. First grade parents pictured: Julie Markham, Brooke Shannon, Mandy Chauhan, Jenn Gibbs, Natalie Davis.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

November, Number of Families served: 51 households, which included 70 adults, 77 children, and 14 seniors.

Volunteer Hours for November: 27.5 hours, which included 8 hours distributing food, 5.5 hours Food Bank pick-up and shelving, 4.5 hours shopping and shelving, 9.5 hours cleaning and re-stocking, not including the hours spent by volunteer packers.

Mark your calendars! The last Sunday of the month, January 27, is Food Pantry Sunday! We ask that you bring dried milk, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, and hygiene products.

Welcome our New Volunteers: Paula Boggs, Tori Rowe, Georgia Lejuwaan, Maureen Kennedy, and Patty Crawford. Thank you!

Volunteers are always needed! To volunteer, call Juan Fuentes, 901-849-7033, or email juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com.

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

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