Good afternoon, everyone – Wednesday morning we served a total of 19 families, including 31 adults, 24 children and 7 seniors. Then in the evening we served another 10 families with 17 adults, 17 children and 2 more seniors. This makes a total of 29 families with 48 adults, 41 children and 9 seniors. We averaged 29 families a week in October.
We’ve already heard from Cabrini Nursing Home, offering to do a Thanksgiving food drive for us, and the Springhurst Kids Can program will also be delivering food to us shortly. That’s good, because around the holidays we need a lot of food. The CSA ends this month, and we’ll begin purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables for our clients through Stop & Shop’s Peapod delivery service, so we look forward to donations of other foods so we can concentrate on buying produce. Thanks to all of you out there who donate both food and cash to us.
We’ll also be giving out Stop & Shop gift cards to our clients for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We don’t have storage space for turkeys for everybody (and not everybody wants turkey), so a gift card will enable our clients to buy whatever they want for the holidays.
Matt and Dan from Westchester Milk delivered several crates of milk, juice and yogurt to us just as the pantry was about to start. We were able to meet Matt, who is the owner of the company, and pose for a picture with both of them. Check out the picture on our website (www.dobbsferrypantry.org).