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2 days ago

Pantry 279

Many thank you's to Ellettsville Christian Church for their generous donation and continued support! You rock! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Pantry 279

HUGE Thank you to Day's Band Blades in Ellettsville for the very generous donation to sponsor food trucks!! You rock!!!! Day's was one of our original donors at the first Thanksgiving handout and remain supporters ever since. Thank you fellow E-Ville family! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Pantry 279

Thursday 3/26/20 from Pantry 279: Fingers crossed! John turned in a grant application for an emergency grant today. We find out tomorrow by noon if we get it.
Although we were closed today, we went to Indy with a 20'truck, sponsored by Capital Realty, and Midwest Food Bank filled it to the MAX. I mean they stuffed it!! We were able to refill our upstairs and have many wonderful things for the Sat. guests, maybe even the Monday guests. We got tortilla chips, gatorade, cookies, crackers, pop tarts, cereal, and many other things. Very excited! Some people dropped of boxes for us to use for packing as well. Thank you for those! We had a few new volunteers that showed up to help us unload the truck, so we were done in 2 hours. My Parents sent soap bars and feminine supplies. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Looks like we might get wet Sat, just a new challenge, lol. We are CLOSED Friday, as per norm. It looks like the produce truck on Sat is a GO! We have gotten $90 of the $250 sponsored, still need $160 for that truck. If anyone wants to sponsor it, please let me know, or put "Sat Truck in the comments of your donation on venmo or paypal. I apologize if when you call or stop to talk to me, I have to have you repeat things. Of all times to have issues, my ear is swollen up with an inner ear infection. Yes I have meds, no it's NOT contagious. Thank you for patience.
For Friday in place of a repot, I'd like to see funny pics, inspiring stories and happy things. Feel free on Friday to fill this page with good things!! Thank you everyone for the continued support, thoughts, prayers, energies. Thank you for all donations of food, gloves, cleaning supplies, hygenie supplies, baby supplies, and boxes. Thank you for the cash donations which are great helping us stay afloat and fill peoples shelves with food. Every donation, small or large, of anything helps and makes this work! Have a great night, stay healthy, love your family and neighbor, hug your pets. SHARE Love from Pantry 279
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Thursday 3/26/20 from Pantry 279:  Fingers crossed!  John turned in a grant application for an emergency grant today.  We find out tomorrow by noon if we get it.  
     Although we were closed today, we went to Indy with a 20truck, sponsored by Capital Realty, and Midwest Food Bank filled it to the MAX.  I mean they stuffed it!!  We were able to refill our upstairs and have many wonderful things for the Sat. guests, maybe even the Monday guests.  We got tortilla chips, gatorade, cookies, crackers, pop tarts, cereal, and many other things.  Very excited!  Some people dropped of boxes for us to use for packing as well.  Thank you for those!  We had a few new volunteers that showed up to help us unload the truck, so we were done in 2 hours.  My Parents sent soap bars and feminine supplies.  Thanks Mom and Dad!
     Looks like we might get wet Sat, just a new challenge, lol.  We are CLOSED Friday, as per norm.  It looks like the produce truck on Sat is a GO!  We have gotten $90 of the $250 sponsored, still need $160 for that truck.  If anyone wants to sponsor it, please let me know, or put Sat Truck in the comments of your donation on venmo or paypal.  I apologize if when you call or stop to talk to me, I have to have you repeat things.  Of all times to have issues, my ear is swollen up with an inner ear infection.  Yes I have meds, no its NOT contagious.  Thank you for patience.  
     For Friday in place of a repot, Id like to see funny pics, inspiring stories and happy things.  Feel free on Friday to fill this page with good things!!   Thank you everyone for the continued support, thoughts, prayers,  energies.  Thank you for all donations of food, gloves, cleaning supplies, hygenie supplies, baby supplies, and boxes.  Thank you for the cash donations which are great helping us stay afloat and fill peoples shelves with food.  Every donation, small or large, of anything helps and makes this work!  Have a great night, stay healthy, love your family and neighbor, hug your pets.  SHARE  Love from Pantry 279

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Praying you receive the grant!! In Jesus name!

I hope you get all the money.

Prayers

What about the grant

Fingers crossed

Nicole O'malley-Hayes Renee O'malley-Hayes Aaron Starr

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3 days ago

Pantry 279

The truck from Indy will be in around 2:45. Help unloading appreciated!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stopped by while walking today. Was able to offer some assistance, but nothing compared to the regular group. They are angels.

I'm running late but on eay

Thanks for your help

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3 days ago

Pantry 279

WED 3/25/20 from Pantry 279: Well today was a surprise! First, in the photo is Ben Terhune working hard. Been has not only been showing up to help load cars, but also to deliver humor via stand up comedy car side. While food is very important, the mental side of it is just as important. You can also see Jeanie, probably doing something she is not supposed to in the background.
So why was today a surprise? 1. It was a nice warm day, yet not too warm. 2. We were graced with 2 huge trucks from HHFB. This is amazing because we were out of almost everything or very close. 3. Annie Ares-Walker sent Papa johns pizza! Thank you Annie!! 4. It was a normal Wed. We gave food to 69 families which was 287 people. We expected, after last week and Mon and Tues to get killed today. But nope, it was a normal Wed. This could mean, A) the system is working in that we gave them enough extras that they are able to stay in for 2-3 weeks without getting out for more food or B) people were not sure we were open with the shut down. Maybe a combination? 60% of the people today were new, most never having been to a pantry. This is fast becoming the norm, and expected. I don't think it will stay like this unfortunately as time progresses. But it was a nice day.
We got to see Jeremy from The Bloomingtonian, a Fantastic news source, I suggest you like the page, and catch up with him, as he took in the situation. Our friend in Indy is working on getting us a truck for very fresh produce and maybe bread for Sat. Donations to help with the truck ( cost $200 ) would be greatly appreciated. Tomorrow we go up to Indy for our regular 4th Thurs. trip to Midwestern Food Bank, that truck was graciously sponsored by Capital Realty.
I'm keeping it short today, and headed to rest for the drive tomorrow. As always Thank you to everyone continuing to drop off food donations. Thank you to those sending cash donations thru Venmo ( pantry 279 ) PayPal ( Pantry279@yahoo.com ) and checks/cash brought by. So far with your help we are winning this. Please keep us, as well as Mother Hubbards, HHFB, Community Kitchen, and other service charities in your thoughts. Please be safe, stay home, love each other, Help others, hug your pet. We will get thru this and be a shining example of a great community, as we always do. Love from Pantry 279
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WED 3/25/20 from Pantry 279:  Well today was a surprise!  First, in the photo is Ben Terhune working hard.  Been has not only been showing up to help load cars, but also to deliver humor via stand up comedy car side.  While food is very important, the mental side of it is just as important.  You can also see Jeanie, probably doing something she is not supposed to in the background.  
     So why was today a surprise?  1. It was a nice warm day, yet not too warm.  2.  We were graced with 2 huge trucks from HHFB.  This is amazing because we were out of almost everything or very close.  3.  Annie Ares-Walker sent Papa johns pizza!  Thank you Annie!!  4.  It was a normal Wed.  We gave food to 69 families which was 287 people.  We expected, after last week and Mon and Tues to get killed today.  But nope, it was a normal Wed.  This could mean, A) the system is working in that we gave them enough extras that they are able to stay in for 2-3 weeks without getting out for more food  or B) people were not sure we were open with the shut down.  Maybe a combination?  60% of the people today were new, most never having been to a pantry.  This is fast becoming the norm, and expected.  I dont think it will stay like this unfortunately as time progresses.  But it was a nice day.
     We got to see Jeremy from The Bloomingtonian, a Fantastic news source, I suggest you like the page, and catch up with him, as he took in the situation.  Our friend in Indy is working on getting us a truck for very fresh produce and maybe bread for Sat.  Donations to help with the truck ( cost $200 ) would be greatly appreciated.  Tomorrow we go up to Indy for our regular 4th Thurs. trip to Midwestern Food Bank, that truck was graciously sponsored by Capital Realty.  
     Im keeping it short today, and headed to rest for the drive tomorrow.  As always Thank you to everyone continuing to drop off food donations.  Thank you to those sending cash donations thru Venmo   (  pantry 279  )  PayPal  (  Pantry279@yahoo.com  ) and checks/cash brought by.  So far with your help we are winning this.  Please keep us, as well as Mother Hubbards, HHFB, Community Kitchen, and other service charities in your thoughts.  Please be safe, stay home, love each other, Help others, hug your pet.  We will get thru this and be a shining example of a great community, as we always do.  Love from Pantry 279

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Yes he's a good guy I unloaded a truck with him once

Well tell you I was try keep up he comes out doing a video gets you laugh so hard. Try to study pace but when you get laughing so hard

Thank you for all you do!!! I will encourage people to donate how they can!

Ben is an awesome guy!!!!

What time can we come to get food? Thank you for all you do

Proud to call Annie Arens-Walker one of my good friends. Big heart and always willing to help out/ ๐Ÿงก

Does Brown County have anything like this??

Ben is pretty awesome!

So many awesome people.

Angels

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4 days ago

Pantry 279

There is also some bread you can pick up NOW as well. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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still some there

Is all the milk gone?

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4 days ago

Pantry 279

DO you need milk? We have extra 2% please come get it NOW. It's by the big garage door , leave crates, but take as much milk as you want. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Pantry 279

Thank you very very much to Capital One Realty and Carol D. for sponsoring the truck to Indy for Thurs.! And THANK YOU to Ellettsville United Methodist church for its generous donation today as well!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Random acts of kindness I love It for the pantry

๐Ÿงก Ellettsville First United Methodists Church!!

The pantry helps so many .I enjoy helping out when I can .thanks to all that helps pantry 279 out

So WONDERFUL !!!!!๐Ÿ’œ

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