March 1, 2018

Good afternoon, everybody – yesterday morning we served a total of 36 families with 68 adults, 64 children and 10 seniors.  Then in the evening we served another 5 families with 14 adults and 11 children, for a total of 41 families with 81 adults, 75 children and 10 seniors.  We averaged 27 families a week in February.  We were closed due to bad weather on February 7.

Ellen received an e-mail from the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, advising that there will be a showing of the documentary “Wasted”, followed by a panel discussion, on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.  It’s $15 for nonmembers and $10 for members.  It’s about the way food is wasted and ways to put a stop to that.  It sounds like something everybody on this list is concerned about.  I’m attaching the notice in case people want to attend.
We heard from Roots & Wings that there will be a CSA again this summer on Sunday mornings in the parking lot of South Church.  This year it’s from a farm in Ossining.   There will be a CSA open house where you can learn more about the CSA on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Farm Room of the Days of Wonder daycare center at South Church.  Registration ends on May 1.  You can find more information by visiting www.RivertownsCommunityGardens.com.
The youth group at Dobbs Ferry Lutheran Church sold bowls of chili on Super Bowl Sunday and they used the money to buy food, diapers and baby wipes for the pantry.  Heidi Van Osdol, together with Sue Fernandez, whose sons are members of the group, organized this activity with the help of Heidi’s husband, who is an expert chili-maker.  Heidi dropped off much of the food a couple of weeks ago, and last night, when we were open for the evening pantry, she and her son dropped off even more food, diapers and wipes.  And not only did the church send us a check, but Heidi handed us another check last night.  People complain that young people aren’t interested in church activities, but that’s not true of DFLC.  Thanks so much to the children and their parents, as well as the staff at the church.  And congratulations on your new pastor, Rev. Marie Meeks!
There is one kind woman in Greenburgh who sends the pantry diapers and baby wipes every month or so.  This month we received diapers in sizes ranging from 1 to 6, together with baby wipes for all.  This kind of regular, consistent help encourages us volunteers and makes it possible for our clients to care for their babies the way they want to.  Thanks to the many people who make it possible for us to help our clients.
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