April 5, 2019

Benny and I weren’t at the pantry this past Wednesday, but other volunteers filled in beautifully, including Nora, our newest volunteer, and Mary Anne’s husband, Ed.  Thanks to both of you.  They served a total of 25 families, including 47 adults, 33 children and 9 seniors.  89 people were served on Wednesday.

     Just a reminder that the CSA open house is this coming Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at South Church, where Tom Deacon, the FABLE farmer, will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about CSA’s, and help you sign up if that’s what you decide to do.
     Last Wednesday during the pantry a woman arrived with a supply of children’s clothing for us to give out (we do accept children’s clothing but not adult clothing).  She reminded the volunteers that she had been a client of the pantry at one time, and now that she doesn’t need food from the pantry, she wanted to help.  So she donated clothing.  That’s exactly the way it should work.  We’re here when you need us; when your life improves and you don’t need our help anymore, you help us.  Our thanks to that former client.
     And we received another delivery of diapers from the woman who sends us diapers every month automatically from Amazon.  She added some size 1 diapers now that three of our clients are about to give birth.
     We also received a monetary donation from a child who, in response to Share Your Wish, asked guests at his birthday party to donate cash for the pantry instead of bringing him gifts.  The goal of Share Your Wish (www.shareyourwish.com)  is to enable children to learn about the value of giving to others who are in need.   We’ve received many donations from children through Share Your Wish, and we appreciate the Schleifer family in Irvington for coming up with this successful idea several years ago.  It’s really taken off.

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