Good afternoon, everybody – today we served a total of 32 families, including 64 adults, 47 children and 12 seniors.
I told the clients about the two-day sale at the Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington, which takes place today and tomorrow and always has fantastic bargains.
I also told them about the Zion Episcopal Church’s twice-weekly thrift shop. Many of our clients have shopped there, and they were glad to hear that for the month of July everything is 50% off, and you can fill a bag for $4.00 instead of $5.00. This is in preparation for the shop to be closed during August and part of September.
Feeding Westchester is sponsoring a 5K run on Sunday, September 23 from 9:00 to 12:00, and we at the pantry are thinking of forming a team to run that Sunday (or walk). The money goes to Feeding America, which is where we order most of our food for the pantry (in addition to food donations brought by generous donors), so it’s a worthwhile event. Would anybody on this list like to participate in that 5K with us? We would love to have a whole group of people. I’m attaching the e-mail I got from Feeding Westchester (apparently Feeding Westchester considers me to be the team captain), and if anybody can go that day, please send me an e-mail or call me at the number below.
Today we had some leafy greens and multiple vegetables from the CSA, together with a harvest of lettuce, kale, chard and many herbs from our beautiful Roots and Wings garden. Thanks to FABLE and our trusted friends at Roots and Wings for making sure our clients have plenty of fresh food.
Some representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center in White Plains will be visiting us to talk to our clients about the free services and legal advice they offer. This means that we don’t just provide food for our clients. We offer advice about other services they can use as well.