I saw Darlene too many times this week. Now, don't think that I have anything against Darlene. It's just that each time she came, she was giving away groceries. At the beginning of the week the cupboard was full. By the end of the week, it was empty. We have some cash left in the account, so we'll go buy more. But if we serve 6 to 10 families per week, we won't last until the usual scout food drive in October. Here are a few things you should know:
- We have partnered with Lucas School, to help serve their families better.
- We have partnered with the Christian Culture Community from the Nazarene church in the Towncrest Area. They give clothes and gas, and help in other ways. They send the people in need of food to us.
- We can easily give away $150 worth of food every week.
- We had a terrific food drive at Easter. We collected over 1000 items, including the cash. That has lasted us almost 6 months.
- We have increased our shelf space, and we now have a small refrigerator and a large freezer. We are able to stock cheese, and other perishable items in the refrigerator, and meats, etc. in the freezer.
- We have filled out an application for HACAP as a cheap source for some food stuffs. They should cut our costs and increase the service we are able to offer.
We will probably run out of resources about the first of September, and we'll get some help from the scouts in October. So, I'd say we should start begging for donations again. Is it possible that we could collect another thousand items during the month of August? (If you give cash, designated for food bank, we count $1 as 1 item.) Last time you surprised me with the generosity of your gifts. I will be harder to surprise this time.