Thanksgiving Distribution Report
The food bank once again spread God’s love we all share to our neighbors in need. 713 people in 184 families were served a total of 7,983 pounds of food in the course of our Thanksgiving Food Bank Distribution, held Tuesday November 26.
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, andcleaning up after the process was done.
Fellowship Hall during last month’s Thanksgiving Distribution
Thanks to Our Volunteers
We can’t say how proud we are of all of our Phinney family, and especially volunteers from the neighborhood who assisted in so many ways.
One such volunteer is Chuck Cady, a local realtor who offers us his moving van each week to travel to and from the SODO district to pick up our weekly food donation from Food Lifeline. All we pay for is the gas we burn. Four Phinney members take turns driving each week to get this food that is vital to our weekly operations.
Chuck and five of his co-workers spent most of Tuesday afternoon assisting with our big Thanksgiving distribution. What workers they are! In addition, Chuck donated $1,000 to our Food Bank from the money he earned by recently selling the home of Don and Sylvia Maier. Talk about walking the walk!
This is just one example of how important each and every person’s contributions are. Large and small alike, they all are appreciated and distributed with warm hearts and gentle hands – God’s hands to our neighbors less fortunate than ourselves.
And We’re Not Done Yet!
Our Christmas distribution is right around the corner! It will take place on Friday December 20 in Fellowship Hall. Your generous donations of children’s gifts is greatly appreciated. Please make sure that the items you donate will fit inside one of the sample gift bags on the easel in the Narthex. Please have all gifts to the church by Sunday December 15, 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 or contact volunteer Jo-Ann Cress 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