Roadrunner Food Pantry And Clothing Exchange In Edgewood (07/20/2010)

POSTED AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE BY GADABOUT-BLOGALOT

Hello All!

We’ve changed our look!  Check out the attachment to see our new flier!

Once again, Roadrunner Food Bank is providing the food and we will distribute it on July 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:

161 families were served.

There were 545 people in those 161 households.

Thank you to our sponsors- Valley View Church.

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. The Edgewood Civitan and various families are sponsoring the pantry this month. Thank you, sponsors!

In the eleven months this pantry has been operational, 5,734 people in 1,608 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:

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.  We ask that volunteers be to Valley View by 3:30 and stay until the pantry is finished, normally about 7:30.  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.

http://www.rrfb.org/download_content/Open-Door.wmv

Have a wonderful week and thank you for your help,
Robin Prudencio-281-5364

Renee Willes-506-4900

Jeana Spindle-238-8523

DON’T FORGET THE CLOTHING EXCHANGE (SEE BELOW)

Clothing Flier




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