We had an amazing day at the Food Pantry on August 25. Many hands were on deck to help during this very busy pantry. We gave out a total of 103 school supply kits from Staples (for grades K-5th grade) and an astounding 73 bags of supplies for the older kids. There were many happy school kids and parents.
All this would not have been possible without the monetary donations from the Congregation and the notebooks, pencils, loose leaf paper etc. from the individual members of the Congregation . A total of 176 kids received supplies and will be off to a good start for the 2012-2013 school year.
There were 188 bags of groceries given out which is almost reaching some of our past records. Many new persons were signed up.
The Food Pantry committee is grateful for all the help from the volunteers and especially Dave Humphrey who took on the job of overseeing the early morning packing of groceries, directing the volunteers and afterwards the clean-up. Also, to be commended are Terri Froehlich and Sue Nelson for organizing and distributing the supplies and packing the supplies for the older kids (6th grade – high school).
Blessings- Deacons Louise Fang and Terri Froehlich