Even though the holiday season is not yet upon us, it is an important time for us to start thinking about how we can best help seniors in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year, thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations, we were able to provide each of our senior adult client families with a complete Thanksgiving meal in November when they picked up their regular monthly groceries. Each household received a turkey, stuffing, canned green beans, yams, cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie! Words cannot describe the surprise and delight on the faces of the recipients, and it was as much a pleasure for us to provide these meals as it was for the families who received them. Then in December, each senior adult household received a ham.
Once again this year, we are recruiting individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations who would like to participate in this effort. Our goals are the same — we are hoping to provide a Thanksgiving meal in November and a Christmas ham in December for each of our senior adult client families. Would you like to help?
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!