Good evening, everybody – today we served 30 families, including 60 adults, 39 children and 14 seniors. This came to a total of 105 people served.
This coming Saturday there’s a potluck at South Church. We’ll eat and then we’ll watch the movie “Groundhog Day”. Anybody on this list would be welcome at the potluck. Just call me or send me an e-mail and I’ll give you the details. The more the merrier.
Christmas and New Years has been a thorny problem for us at the pantry because they both fall on a Wednesday, when we’re usually open. We’ll be closed on both those days, but we wanted our clients to have some food for the holidays, so we decided we’ll be open on Monday, December 23 both in the morning from 10:00 to noon and in the evening from 5:30 to 7:00.
We received a wonderful grant from the Anbinder Foundation. They’ve helped us in previous years also, and we are eternally grateful to the people at the Foundation and their local associates as well.
Today a woman by the name of Betty Cruz-Roman from Westchester Independent Living Services visited us. She sat and talked with several of our clients to see if her organization can be helpful in some way to our clients. She’s going to accompany one of our clients to a meeting to discuss insurance issues, and she’s going to come back once a month to see how she can help people. And she speaks both English and Spanish! I’m glad we have a chance to offer our clients other help in addition to food.
We also received more diapers from Dr. Nitin Gupta of Rivertowns Pediatrics. This is the second time he’s helped us out with diapers. He’s a very caring, concerned person, and he knows how expensive diapers are. We’re lucky he has established his practice here in the Rivertowns.