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26 minutes ago
Pantry 279

I know we are into ELF Mode, but lets take a small look back at November...... I just finished the monthly numbers to turn in and here they are:
5621 FAMILIES WHICH EQUALS 28920 PEOPLE FED IN NOVEMBER!!!!
The breakdown is Regular pantry 2838 / 9105
Thanksgiving Boxes 2783 / 19815
Thanksgiving people are higher, as we ask How many are you feeding on Thanksgiving. We promote family get togethers which is important for mental well-being.
These numbers are beyond CRAZY. It shows how bad the need is , but it also shows how fantastic this community is that we could pull this off!! Without the food drives, donations, and volunteers / delivery drivers, and getting the word out, there would have been a LOT of hungry people.
( Sadly, we went WAY over our budget for purchasing food, and are now very short financially. Any help the rest of the year is badly needed.)
THANK YOU EVERYONE for making this huge undertaking possible and making sure NO ONE went hungry! This community , YOU, are wonderful, and I and we at Pantry 279 are thankful and humbled!!
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I know we are into ELF Mode, but lets take a small look back at November...... I just finished the monthly numbers to turn in and here they are:    
    5621 FAMILIES WHICH EQUALS 28920 PEOPLE FED IN NOVEMBER!!!!
   The breakdown is Regular pantry  2838 / 9105
   Thanksgiving Boxes   2783 / 19815
Thanksgiving people are higher, as we ask How many are you feeding on Thanksgiving.  We promote family get togethers which is important for mental well-being.
  These numbers are beyond CRAZY.   It shows how bad the need is , but it also shows how fantastic this community is that we could pull this off!!  Without the food drives, donations, and volunteers / delivery drivers, and getting the word out, there would have been a LOT of hungry people.
  ( Sadly, we went WAY over our budget for purchasing food, and are now very short financially.  Any help the rest of the year is badly needed.)
 THANK YOU EVERYONE for making this huge undertaking possible and making sure NO ONE went hungry!  This community , YOU, are wonderful, and I and we at Pantry 279 are thankful and humbled!!
2 hours ago
Pantry 279

At this time, we need Santas that can sponser families of 3 , 4 or 5. We have no families larger, BUT can do multiple families. IF you can take families of these amounts PLEASE sign up to be a Santa, you can ship direct, porch drop, OR bring to ELF HQ. The link to be a Santa is: pantry279.org/elf-dispatch/elf-dispatch-santa-signup
If you want to help but can't take on such a larger family, please consider donating money and we will combine it and shop for you!
Donations can be made on our website: www.pantry279.org
Paypal pantry279@yahoo.com
VENMO @pantry279
Or mailed to P.O. Box 312 Ellettsville, IN 47429
OR brought by ELF HQ between Urban Air and El Ranchero pr the pantry itself when we are there.
Thank you and PLEASE SHARE
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At this time, we need Santas that can sponser families of 3 , 4 or 5.  We have no families larger, BUT can do multiple families.  IF you can take families of these amounts PLEASE sign up to be a Santa, you can ship direct, porch drop, OR bring to ELF HQ.  The link to be a Santa is:  https://pantry279.org/elf-dispatch/elf-dispatch-santa-signup
If you want to help but cant take on such a larger family, please consider donating money and we will combine it and shop for you!
Donations can be made on our website:  www.pantry279.org
Paypal  pantry279@yahoo.com
VENMO   @pantry279     
Or mailed to P.O. Box 312  Ellettsville, IN 47429
OR brought by ELF HQ between Urban Air and El Ranchero pr the pantry itself when we are there.
Thank you and PLEASE SHARE

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I signed up for 1, if I haven’t received my match yet does that mean I won’t get one?

I signed up for two and haven’t been matched yet so we could stretch to three.

May I ask if all the 1 child families have been matched? I never wanted to ask but we did sign up just minutes after the list went up and I only have one kid so I didn't know if I missed something

I signed up for one if I didn’t get matched that is okay

Ellettsville Thunder 10AA baseball signed up for a family of 4-5, I don’t think we got our match yet.

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23 hours ago
Pantry 279

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK 12/5 - 12/10
Pantry Mon, Tues Wed 3-6 Sat 1-3
Pantry must continue, even thru ELF Dispatch and we can ALWAYS use volunteers and food donations there.
ELF DISPATCH Everyday 12-6 at ELF HQ ( between Urban Air and El Ranchero.
Come play ELf! Grab your laptop with wifi and help with sending out the matches. This is such a HUGE help in getting things out faster.
Want to help but don't have a computer? We need help decorating and organizing toys.
Santas wanting your match faster than we can get it to you? Come by and pick your children out yourself!
You can also drop donations of new toys/Blankets/ Winter wear and Teen items OR checks/Cash for donations for either Christmas gifts for children OR food, you choose!

I hope to see some of you tomorrow and this week!!!
KEEP CALM AND ELF ON
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SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  12/5 - 12/10
    Pantry Mon, Tues Wed 3-6    Sat 1-3
          Pantry must continue, even thru ELF Dispatch and we can ALWAYS use volunteers and food donations there.
    ELF DISPATCH   Everyday 12-6 at ELF HQ ( between Urban Air and El Ranchero.
   Come play ELf!  Grab your laptop with wifi and help with sending out the matches.  This is such a HUGE help in getting things out faster.
     Want to help but dont have a computer?  We need help decorating and organizing toys.
     Santas wanting your match faster than we can get it to you?  Come by and pick your children out yourself!   
     You can also drop donations of new toys/Blankets/ Winter wear and Teen items OR checks/Cash for donations for either Christmas gifts for children OR food, you choose!

  I hope to see some of you tomorrow and this week!!!
                KEEP CALM AND ELF ON

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Where do u drop off donations of food st and weed hat hrs please

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1 day ago
Pantry 279

Merry Toy Christmas!! So many thank yous to the lovely Santas that from K & S Rolloff AND What U Need Discount Store for the HUGE donation of brand new toys!! So many children will be thrilled with these toys! Amazing!!!! These toys are now in our secure, Extra Toy Area where we put donations of new clothing, winter wear, blankets, TOYS, and teen gift items for Extra Toy Day. This is when parent whose child did not get a match AND those on the wait list as they couldn't get into sign up can come and get a few items for their children. Before everyone asks, I DO NOT KNOW WHEN EXTRA TOY DAY WILL BE, I will know AFTER Dec 12. ... See MoreSee Less

Merry Toy Christmas!!  So many thank yous to the lovely Santas that from K & S Rolloff AND What U Need Discount Store for the HUGE donation of brand new toys!!  So many children will be thrilled with these toys!  Amazing!!!!   These toys are now in our secure, Extra Toy Area where we put donations of new clothing, winter wear, blankets, TOYS, and teen gift items for Extra Toy Day.  This is when parent whose child did not get a match AND those on the wait list as they couldnt get into sign up can come and get a few items for their children.  Before everyone asks, I DO NOT KNOW WHEN EXTRA TOY DAY WILL BE, I will know AFTER Dec 12.

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What’s the last possible day to receive our Santa’s if we get one?

We have a few extras. When can we drop them off and where?

I would like to sign up to pick out a toy I'm a single mom of 7 and I missed the sign up for any help this year

Wow! That's awesome! Thank you

Where are you located? I’d like to pick up a couple of kids if it’s not too late! Thanks!!

Fabulous

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1 day ago
Pantry 279

Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, we occasionally get a special donation in Memory of a Loved one. Not only are monetary donations ALWAYS very much needed, but the fact that one is being made in remembrance of someone, always touches our heart. A gracious donation came in recently In Memory Of GREG WHALEY. We would like to send a special thank you to his family for honoring his memory in this way and knowing that he is still helping so many. Happy Holidays as we remember Greg. ... See MoreSee Less

Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, we occasionally get a special donation in Memory of a Loved one.  Not only are monetary donations ALWAYS very much needed, but the fact that one is being made in remembrance of someone, always touches our heart.  A gracious donation came in recently In Memory Of GREG WHALEY.  We would like to send a special thank you to his family for honoring his memory in this way and knowing that he is still helping so many.  Happy Holidays as we remember Greg.

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Thank you for sharing this!

Amen.

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♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

Heather Whaley Littman๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Such a beautiful way to remember a loved one. Thank you to the family! ๐Ÿ’•

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2 days ago
Pantry 279

I am back at ELF HQ til at least 6! If you can come help decorate OR grab your laptop to come and help match! Any Santa wanting to speed things up and pick their own match is also welcome to stop by! If you have extra toys or cash donations to drop off, that works too.! ... See MoreSee Less

I am back at ELF HQ til at least 6!  If you can come help decorate OR grab your laptop to come and help match!  Any Santa wanting to speed things up and pick their own match is also welcome to stop by!  If you have extra toys or cash donations to drop off, that works too.!

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What are the hours to stop by to pick child for Santa?

I am going to come help with my laptop. Be there soon.

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3 days ago
Pantry 279

Reminder! Tomorrow ( Sat ) is our decorating party at ELF HQ. Bring you extra decorations, tinsel and wrapping paper to hang up!! 1 - 3 Also I will be there 12 -5 working on matches if you wish to come play ELF with me and send out the Santa matches. Grab your laptop!!
Also anyone wanting to bring by donations is very welcome! ELF HQ is between Urban Air and El Ranchero
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Reminder!  Tomorrow ( Sat ) is our decorating party at ELF HQ.  Bring you extra decorations, tinsel and wrapping paper to hang up!!  1 - 3    Also I will be there 12 -5 working on matches if you wish to come play ELF with me and send out the Santa matches.  Grab your laptop!!
   Also anyone wanting to bring by donations is very welcome!  ELF HQ is between Urban Air and El Ranchero

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Are you still doing distribution at the pantry?

Allison Mutchler

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3 days ago
Pantry 279

Want to help be a Santa or help with food for those in need, but don't have time to shop? No Problem!! The Elves have you covered. We can do everything for you! Making monetary donations can go toward whatever you'd like them to. Right now it will go for food if nothing is listed, but putting Santa or Christmas help in the note, will have it out toward getting gifts for the children on the list. There is no such thing as a too small donation! Donations can be made:
on the website www.pantry279.org
Paypal pantry279@yahoo.com
VENMO @pantry279
Mailed to : Pantry 279 P.O. Box 312, Ellettsville, IN 47429
or just brought by ELF HQ or the Pantry itself.
If you would like to take it directly to the bank, we bank at Old National Bank, just tell them to put it into the Pantry 279 acct.

Thank you everyone for making all of this possible !!!
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Want to help be a Santa or help with food for those in need, but dont have time to shop?  No Problem!!  The Elves have you covered.  We can do everything for you!  Making monetary donations can go toward whatever youd like them to.  Right now it will go for food if nothing is listed, but putting Santa or Christmas help in the note, will have it out toward getting gifts for the children on the list.  There is no such thing as a too small donation!  Donations can be made:
 on the website www.pantry279.org
Paypal   pantry279@yahoo.com
VENMO  @pantry279     
Mailed to :  Pantry 279   P.O. Box 312, Ellettsville, IN 47429
or just brought by ELF HQ or the Pantry itself.
If you would like to take it directly to the bank, we bank at Old National Bank, just tell them to put it into the Pantry 279 acct.

Thank you everyone for making all of this possible !!!
4 days ago
Pantry 279

Thank you so so so much to the 3 wonderful elves who came to help by typing and send out matches today. We got 3X the work done than I could have done on my own. Also thank you to the Santas who stopped by and chose their own child and those who brought toys and cash donations. I will be back tomorrow 12-6 to do it again! Grab your laptop and come see what its like to be an elf!! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so so so much to the 3 wonderful elves who came to help by typing and send out matches today.  We got 3X the work done than I could have done on my own.  Also thank you to the Santas who stopped by and chose their own child and those who brought toys and cash donations.   I will be back tomorrow 12-6 to do it again!  Grab your laptop and come see what its like to be an elf!!

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When should be be expected to be matched by? I signed up to be a Santa and I just want to make sure I don’t miss an email. โ˜บ๏ธ Thanks for all the elves hard work!!

we can come pick our match if we chose to be a Santa ?

When I signed up my child I somehow put a really incorrect phone number in there. I don't know if that matters but I don't know how to fix it.

What days (& where) do you need typing help?

Would you happen to need a bunch of those Amazon gift wrap bags? I have a bunch I can donate.

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4 days ago
Pantry 279

Ever wanted to be an ELF? Now is your chance! Grab a your lap top with wifi, coffee, and head to ELF HQ from 12:30 - 5 today! Head ELF will be there working on matches. If you are a Santa that is wanting your match early and can't wait for the time it takes to do matches, stop by and you can pick your children! I will also be at ELF HQ on Friday 12-5 or 6. If anyone wishes to drop toys for Extra toy room, you can do that as well. Decorating party still on Sat! ... See MoreSee Less

Ever wanted to be an ELF?  Now is your chance!  Grab a your lap top with wifi, coffee, and head to ELF HQ from 12:30 - 5 today!  Head ELF will be there working on matches.  If you are a Santa that is wanting your match early and cant wait for the time it takes to do matches, stop by and you can pick your children!  I will also be at ELF HQ on Friday 12-5 or 6.  If anyone wishes to drop toys for Extra toy room, you can do that as well.  Decorating party still on Sat!

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Can i drop off my Christmas decorations on friday?? We will be out of town on sat?

Thank you head elf for all you do

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