Even though we are not meeting as a group, things continue to move along.
The Food Pantry stays busy. Since March, we have started a new way of getting the food to the clients on Tuesdays. They no longer come into the Pantry, instead we load the food into a cart & take it out to the cli- ents. Once the volunteer is back in the Pantry, the client puts their items in their car and brings the carts back to the bottom of the ramp. Then, the volunteer sprays and cleans the cart with disinfectant outside.
We are still receiving shipments the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month. We have increased what we are get- ting, due to the fact that we are going through more food. We are no longer able to order on-line from Dol- lar Tree, instead, we rely on the local store to help us. They have been great.
On Oct. 22nd, Charlyne, John Saxby, Paul and Sylvia went to the Ham Arena to help the Mobile Food Pantry, from the NH Food Bank in Manchester. They brought enough food for 498 families;
within the hour we were out of food! About 16 or so cars were turned away. Sign of the times!
Starting in November, things start getting really busy. Along with the regular shipments; Walmart, Food Bank and USDA, we will start organizing the Thanksgiving Baskets. Things will be done a lot different. As always, we will be asking for help, but limited due to having to social distance. The last day to reserve a basket will be November 10th, so if you know of anyone that is in need, please let Paul or Sylvia know. The Turkey’s will be picked up on the 14th. On the 20th, we will be putting the baskets together (as mentioned we will be calling for help). On the 23rd, and the 24th, we will be giving them out.
Here we go. Over the last couple of weeks, the Conway Middle School donated homemade breads and sent them to the Food Pantry along with a letter. They will be given the breads out over the next couple of weeks on Tuesday’s until they are gone. A few of the letters are on the next page. Again, a huge thank you goes to all the students at the Middle School for thinking of our Client’s .
With all of that going on, we continue to have people call or bring in items. It is a busy time, but a very rewarding time. Everyone take care, stay safe, and we will be together when all is safe. God Bless