On a day where we remember MLK and all he stood for, many people joined together to collect food donations for the Pantry! We had many donations today, they just kept coming and it was so exciting. A couple of ladies even stayed and helped volunteer at the pantry today. Thank you so, so much to everyone who volunteered and worked to get food for our community., coming together to serve ALL in our community, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or religion. 135 families which was 447 people were fed today!! I know MLK would be proud! ... See MoreSee Less
Recentlly we have been being contacted by some of the homeless groups for help with food. A couple of weeks ago, we received a bunch of candles in jars as a donation. I brought them out to one of the camps, and they were thrilled! Candles provide light AND heat. Any use reflecting blankets in tents and cars and 1 candle can provide heat for a couple of days apparently. Today, we are bring food over again and we were asked for candles. We normally do not have these. If anyone has or would like to donate candles, preferably in some kind of glass or metal container specifically for the homeless, please bring them by, Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
I say, if they really want to come that early, tell them that they can stay,as long as they volunteer the entire time they would have been in line waiting and add an half hour or so to it.. It would be a win win if they are that dedicated to getting free food.
On another note. Thank you for everything you do for everyone,including my family.
What a year 2020 was! And 2021 is shaping up to be busy too.... Although I'm still working on the pounds of food year end numbers, here are the Dec and 2020 year end numbers of people fed: December 2351 families fed which is 7,902 People fed!
All of 2020 20,187 families fed which is 75,145 People fed
Great job everyone for making this possible and keeping our record of no one turned away due to lack of food still going!
But now we are entering into probably the hardest part of the year. The need is always up in Jan - March, but donations of food and cash are at an all time low for everyone, not just us. Thus we tend to get less food to hand out. In a normal year ( what's normal anymore??? ) we have back storage we have saved for this lean time. Not Now! We have had to use those stores to feed the increased need. So what do we need? Pretty much ANY non perishable food. But especially canned fruit and veggies and canned protein. Cans with pop tops are very needed right now as well with the huge increase in homelessness. So if you are at the store and see something on clearance, or maybe cleaning out your pantry, we'd be thrilled with even 1 or 2 cans/boxes/bags. Thank you all again for making all of this possible! Please SHARE ... See MoreSee Less