Food Bank Report

Food Bank Thanksgiving Distribution Report

The food bank once again spread God’s love we all share to our neighbors in need. Two hundred and two people in 60 families were served a total of 2787 pounds of food in the course of our Thanksgiving Food Bank Distribution, held Tuesday November 20.

A small army of volunteers worked in all aspects of making this happen — from answering the reservation telephone line; to donating, gathering, sorting and counting; to boxing, distributing, and cleaning up after the process was done.

And We’re Not Done Yet!

Our Christmas distribution is right around the corner! It will take place on Friday December 21 in Fellowship Hall. Your generous donations of children’s gifts are greatly appreciated. Look for the giving wreath in the narthex and choose the age of child that you would like to shop for. Please make sure that the items you donate will fit inside one of the sample gift bags on the easel. Have all gifts to the church by Sunday December 16, as all of the gifts have to be sorted by age and gender, then packaged up for each child whose families have called in reservations for Christmas boxes.

As you are able, please sign up on the Sunday count-me-in forms to volunteer for Christmas distribution and other Food Bank opportunities:  yet another way to share God’s love we all know, with our neighbors who find themselves less fortunate this Christmas. Your generosity is humbling and inspiring.

Yours in Christ,
David and Jo-Ann Cress
PRLC members and Food Bank volunteers

Update on Food Bank Changes

For some time now, the food bank leadership team and a few extra helpers (thank you!) has been orchestrating a change in operational procedure aimed at eliminating the barriers some clients face to accessing our program, and hopefully reaching more people. We are just about ready to switch over from our analog database system to a robust digital platform. With this system, along with the physical improvements to the food bank already completed, we will be ready to institute our new procedure soon. We’ll hold an all-volunteer lunch and training after church on Sunday, Feb 10th, and go live the following week. We’ll need more volunteers to make these changes work, so please consider volunteering if you haven’t yet!