Many of you have watched as Edgewood’s Father’s Day Car Show grew to a size which called for larger exhibit space. This year Tony Jaramillo Jr and his crew will stage the event at Edgewood’s Wal-Mart. This larger space developed after the Wal-Mart’s manager and the parent organization stepped forward to offer a paved area for the show.
The proceeds for the event are to be donated to the Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry as has been the case for the last several years. Volunteers from Valley View, along with other community volunteers will be working to make this year’s show the best ever. The food pantry will continue to be held at Valley View Christian Church.
The flyer found below, lists the major sponsors for the show, together with other information. We would like to give special mention to Pastor Dewey Moede and his ministry FGGAM.org for their generous sponsorship donation.
Please call Tony Jaramillo Jr at 505-459-2358 for questions and please support the sponsors of this event.
Last, but not least, there is no entry fee for car exhibitors!
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First off, I’m sorry if I’ve duplicated this e-mail to anyone-I lost all of my contacts and had to reestablish the list. Hopefully, everything will be back on track next month. Roadrunner Food Bank is providing the food and we will distribute it on April 22nd from 5:00-7:00 pm to anyone needing help. I’ve attached the flier. If you know of anyone that might benefit from this program, please let them know. I’m also asking for help passing the flier out or distributing it to businesses or churches. I won’t be able to hit every church or business and I know they will be a valuable resource in reaching families that can benefit from the pantry. This month, we will have enough food to feed 150 families.
A little bit about the program:
We are paying a shared maintenance fee of $.05 a pound for the food.
$125 will buy 2500 pounds of food, allowing 50 families to receive 50 pounds of food each.
There are no income restraints-anyone needing the food is welcome.
All donations will go back into buying food from Roadrunner Food Bank.
At the bottom of the e-mail, there is a link to a video Roadrunner made about the necessity of mobile food pantries.
Results from last month:
154 families were served.
There were 528 people in those 154 households.
Thank you to our sponsors- Valley View Church and the Ring Family.
We also had 40+ volunteers-the pantry wouldn’t have been successful without their help.
Valley View Church has once again offered their space for the event and Allen Elliot brought cases of food for our distribution this month. Thank you, sponsors!
In the eleven months this pantry has been operational, 4395 people in 1221 households have been recipients of food from Roadrunner. Thank you for all of your support, we couldn’t operate without help and donations from others.
New this month:
The Edgewood Civitan Club has organized a pancake breakfast with the proceeds benefitting the Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry. It will be held at Katrinah’s East Mountain Grill from 7-11am on May 1st. Take your family out for a wonderful breakfast and help fund our program! (See attached flier)
Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry is happily joining with the Edgewood Civitan Club to provide a free clothing exchange. We are currently in need of children’s summer clothes. You can drop your donations at Rich Ford, the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce and Valley View Christian Church. Please see the attachment for more details. We welcome the opportunity to expand the services available to the community. Thank you, Edgewood Civitans, for providing such a valuable service!
If anyone is interested in helping by either volunteering their time or sponsoring the event, please contact me. My phone number is 281-5364.
Last, but not least, the following link is to a video from Roadrunner. It’s a great video and some of our clients are featured.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for your help,
The Edgewood Civitan Club is again holding a
Free Clothing Exchange!!!
It will be in conjunction with the Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry
It is our privilege to offer free clothing to anyone who needs it. We will hold this event at the Valley View Church at the same time as the Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry monthly food drive–Thursday,
April 22nd at 5pm.
Collection boxes are located at The Chamber Office, Rich Ford and Valley View Church if you are interested in donating for this great cause!
We strive to build a better community; and invite you to stop by as members of our community…. we are just one hand helping one another. For more information, call Judy Milholland at 286-4863