August 16, 2017

Good afternoon, everybody – Today we served a total of 34 families, including 57 adults, 46 children and 7 seniors.

We were visited again by Berta Diaz from the Westchester Hispanic Coalition, and this time an attorney from WHC came with her.  They were with us the whole time, and several people had questions for the attorney.  He’s going to be in touch with a couple of people by phone.  Berta says she’ll be coming back on a regular basis, and the attorney thought he could make it periodically also.

We’ve finally decided that, although several clients have asked for it, we will not be open from 9:00 to 12:00 instead of 10:00 to 12:00.  It’s just too hard for volunteers to arrive that early, plus Linda Jo warned us that the Community Nursery School starts its day at 9:00, which means that the arrival of food pantry clients would only add more chaos to the mix.

We are pursuing the idea of being open two Wednesday evenings per month instead of once, however.  A number of volunteers said they could make themselves available consistently on the second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00.  One volunteer wanted to know if clients could actually help with the running of the pantry on that evening.  I threw it out to the clients, and one woman said that she believed that either she or her adult son could help out in the evening.  We’re not definitely sure about this, but we’ll continue to look into it.  The clients in general liked the idea of our being open two evenings a month.

One of the clients who’s been with us every week since the beginning is moving away in a couple of weeks.  Very sad.

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