March 2015 Newsletter – REFRIGERATORS – A Welcome Addition to the Pantry!

CaptureThanks to your generous support, the pantry was able to purchase two refrigerators. These refrigerators will help us to store and provide fresh food such as milk, yogurt, eggs, and produce to our guests. They are a much needed and welcome addition to the pantry! Thank you!

March 2015 DSFP Newsletter

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Thank you to our pilot Backpack Program Team – Jenn M., Susan H., and Cathy G., who have spent many hours ensuring that students at a local elementary school who need food assistance receive supplemental food on the weekends and extended breaks, allowing children to focus on their studies instead of their empty bellies!

Volunteer NeedsPlease see the volunteer section of our website for current volunteer opportunities and the volunteer training schedule. Check back often as new positions are added regularly.

Food Drive Stars: Thanks to Aldie ES, Little River ES, Kelly’s Boot Camp, and the Girl Scouts for holding food drives last month! They brought in over 1300 lbs of food to the pantry!

Make A Difference

We are thankful for all the individuals and organizations that donated to the pantry this month. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click on the DONATE button on the right side of this page.

Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to our business sponsors!

Gold: Giant, Harris Teeter
Silver:
Cardinal Bank & Van Metre

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

image001Last month, President Charlene Jones, spoke to the 7th graders at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, to teach them about hunger in America. The 7th grade history teachers at JML tied history lessons about The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl to what is happening in America today.  Students learned that there are 15.9 million food insecure children in the United States today, and were challenged to do something to address this issue. Many students have raised money or are collecting donations for the pantry. Way to go JML!

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Fruit (ex: peaches/pears)
  • Boxed Breakfast Cereal
  • Small Bags of Rice

Coupons – Leave unexpired coupons and clippings in a plastic bag at any of our drop off locations. We can use these!

How YOU Are Helping

In February 2015, the pantry

  • Served 78 households
  • Distributed 7,897 lbs of food
  • Volunteers logged 494 hrs

Save-the-Date

May 2nd – Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive

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