Feeding the Hungry in Rancho Cordova

The People’s Pantry Report for April

In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)

Wow! So much to report from the People’s Pantry front.

First off, kudos to our volunteers!

We especially want to thank Carolyn Pile, who stepped up to purchase 65 loaves of bread on Monday and delivered them to the People’s Pantry in her new hatchback. She will do this on a monthly basis. This is half the bread given out by the Pantry.

We were also blessed to have Mother Betsey Monnot join in to help with packing on Monday!

Additionally, we thank Harry Shippy, Terry Knight, and Terry’s daughter and son-in-law, Sommer and Lukas Clary.

And major thanks to Pam Quarles, who has been so gracious in lending her home as a gathering place for donations.

Lastly, but far from least, we thank the congregation for their generous financial and in-kind donations. In addition to helping with the purchase of groceries, the check we gave the Pantry in February for $2300.00 will help toward providing dedicated electrical lines for the new double-door refrigerator and double-door freezer that help store more perishable groceries. The units were bought with a grant from the Sacramento Food Bank. These are in addition to the units which were previously purchased.

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge was a success and helpful as to ensure everyone who came could make a sandwich when they got home!

The pantry served 82 families, which included 309 individuals.

May Pantry Needs

Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Meals and Soups, Macaroni and Cheese, Ramen, Pancake Mix, Boxed Cookies.

If you would like to volunteer or need to know where to drop off donations, please contact Laura Simkins