We have reached a milestone: we are providing groceries for more than 1,000 individuals a month for the first time in our history. Our priority is to address the nutrition requirements of needy seniors and members of their households throughout Davidson County, however we do assist others of all ages who come to our doors in desperate need of food. In spite of our efforts to meet the needs of everyone who comes to Pastor’s Pantry, the challenge to stretch resources is great. Our immediate hope is that we can continue providing a consistent amount of food for our senior client families throughout the coming year. This consistency is very important to seniors because they often have more difficult choices to make and fewer options available to them. If you are interested in helping us fulfill that need for Davidson County seniors, please consider a donation to our Adopt-A-Senior program. No contribution is too small! For more information, please contact us at 336-249-8824 x304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are so many volunteers who keep things moving along here at Pastor’s Pantry! We have two letters that are mailed each year to the folks on our regular mailing list. Each letter goes out with a reply card and a reply envelope, and must be sorted by zip code for us to take advantage of bulk mail rates. Since there are nearly 2,000 names on our mailing list, getting these packets assembled, labeled, sealed and sorted takes quite a bit of time. We are grateful to the volunteers who helped with our Adopt-A-Senior mailing this year — Lynn Hart, Arlene Wrobleski, Judy Speight, Bonnie Owens, Tom Hart, Elizabeth Dicus, Jordan Laws, Chance Fortenberry and Kyle Smith.
Thank you so much for all of your help!
We are currently providing groceries for more than 1,000 individuals each month – a new record for us. Because of this increase in the number of individuals we serve, we have moved to a new category with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC which will enable us to receive more free food from The Emergency Food Assistance Program to feed our hungry neighbors. This free food will be distributed not only to our senior adult client families, but also to others who come to us in need of emergency assistance. On Monday, we made our first trip to SHFB as a member of this new category. We needed 2 vehicles and extra volunteers to bring everything back to Pastor’s Pantry! Thanks to Richard Perryman for bringing his SUV and trailer, Gary Owens for driving his pickup truck, Tom Hart, Charles Brockwell and Pantry Assistant Jim Deal for their help in loading and unloading the groceries! In all, we received 6,369 pounds of food — at least a ton more than usual. We truly appreciate these hard-working volunteers for all of their help each week!