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Church grateful for support

Thank you once again for all you have done to help us at our Food Pantry, either by monetary donations, food donations, or your support of us through your thoughts and prayers. Without the help and support of the community at large, we would be hard pressed to continue this ministry. We welcome and cherish your support.

As you are well aware, this has been a very trying year for many members of our community. It seems that the winter weather will never end, and the increase in heating and energy bills have been very taxing on many. If anything, it has increased the demand at our food shelf as people struggle to make ends meet. With this in mind, I reluctantly am asking you to consider helping us out once again.

The latest statistics show that we have again had a significant increase in demand from last year. We currently serve an average of 50 clients per week and have some weeks where we serve in excess of 65 families. During the past year, we have been able to distribute over 50 tons of food to needy families. While much of this is donated from sources such as Second Harvest Food Bank and Ruby’s Pantry, we do have to purchase a significant amount in order to provide for the basic needs of our families. We look forward to the United Postal Workers Food Drive and have been blessed with the efforts of the Superior High School National Honor Society during their Halloween Food Drive, but we still need to supplement these efforts.

In the past year we have been active in raising a portion of the needed money ourselves. Our garage sale held in conjunction with East End Days, our Hope for the Holidays Craft Sale, and a recent dinner theater endeavor have been successful but still leave us short of funds. A significant quantity of food needs to be purchased, at a greatly discounted rate, from Second Harvest and from Super One Foods to enable us to continue our weekly distribution. Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Our Food Shelf is open every 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and is open to any Douglas County residents who fall below set income guidelines. Families may pick up food once per calendar month if they find themselves short of resources to get by. The need is great and we would appreciate any contribution you can provide for this ministry. Thank You.