Pantry Paper – JULY 2012
AS YOU HARVEST YOUR GARDEN THIS SUMMER, we will appreciate any produce you would like to drop off at the Pantry. We thank Joan Wagner for the oranges from her backyard tree. They were picked for her by volunteers from foodforward.org. We also thank Elizabeth Hart and the Woodland Hills Rotary for the irrigation system at the garden of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, site of the Pantry.
THANKS TO THREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES FOR THE PANTRY’S NEW REFRIGERATOR: Kirk of the Valley, St. James and Woodland Hills.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE at your congregation, workplace, school or civic group, call Susan Steeb (818) 292-3193.
SUPERMARKET FOOD DRIVE Help is needed Saturday, July 14th at Albertson’s on the south side of Victory west of Fallbrook. It consists of two hour shifts, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call Jeff Albee to sign up (818) 731-7385.
VOLUNTEER NEWS We welcome Lisa, Ashley and Julia Sapon and thank their trainers Angela and Kristie Reed.
CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE PANTRY SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH at 4 p.m., St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Commercio Way, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. Wine, soft drinks and snacks will be on sale for a donation of $10 per person. The band is Janice, Gene and Ali, who do contemporary and traditional gospel music and hymns.
TRIBUTES For a minimum donation of $5, you can honor or remember someone and, also, help the Pantry. Please send the name of the person you wish to remember/honor and the reason for it, along with your check, to Madeline Lewis, 6036 Shirley Ave., Tarzana, CA 91356. Also, please let us thank you by including your name and address.
WE NEED CASH-OFF SUPERMARKET COUPONS Some are in Entertainment books or the newspaper; others come in the mail. Please give them to Jeanne Bain at the Pantry.
IF A GROUP DROPS OFF A DONATION, please ask them if they would like to receive a thank you note. If so, pull a donation card from the envelope on the bulletin board, fill it out and sign it. You’ll need to ask their name and postal or email address, describe what they donated and MAKE SURE THIS INFORMATION IS LEGIBLE. Then return the card to the envelope, where it will be passed on to a note writer. When someone drops off a personal donation, give them the card to document a charitable deduction.
WE ARE WEARING OUR BRIGHT YELLOW PANTRY T SHIRTS to raise awareness.They also come in gray; both are available in short or long sleeve, Small, Medium or Large, $5 each to help the Pantry.
THE PANTRY WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY.
MANY CHILDREN RELY ON CHARITY TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, according to the LA Regional Food Bank. They do not qualify for federal child nutrition programs. At the Pantry and Rescate, the number of families served in May 2012 was up five percent over the same time last year.
MAY 2012 STATISTICS
TOTAL FAMILIES SERVED 811 541
PEOPLE SERVED: Adults 1,298 1,021
Children 500 756
Senior Wednesday, June 6th, 215 people got large food bags.