Good afternoon, everybody – yesterday in the morning we served a total of 27 families, including 50 adults, 41 children and 11 seniors. Then in the evening we served another 12 families with 28 adults, 23 children and 2 more seniors. That brought us to a total of 39 families, 78 adults, 64 children and 13 seniors. We averaged 31 families a week in June. We were able to deliver food to three families who can’t get to the pantry.
We were visited yesterday by Troop 1634 and their leaders, Tess McDade and Michelle Wurf. They brought Girl Scout cookies, which are a tremendous treat for our clients. The girls and their leaders have visited us several times over the years, and we’re glad they’re still active as Girl Scouts.
In the afternoon I visited the Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea in Greenburgh. The parishioners, helped by Barbara Brown, gathered some diapers and baby wipes for us. Barbara knows that we always need diapers and wipes. And I got a chance to see the church for the first time. It’s magnificent! Among other things, they have a marble altar. Thank you, Barbara and the other parishioners.
We submitted a grant request to Feeding Westchester for fiscal year 2019. The grant comes in the form of a credit for food ordered from Feeding Westchester. Keep your fingers crossed – we need that credit, particularly now that we’ve started giving more of certain foods to larger families. We’d like to do more of that. Larger families need more food than smaller families do, but it means we need to buy more supplies, much of which comes from Feeding Westchester.
We’ll be closed this coming Wednesday, July 4. Hope everybody has a great Independence Day, and hope the weather cooperates.