Edgewood Food Pantry, Civitan Clothing Distribution & Circus

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The circus is coming! The circus is coming!  The Culpepper Merriweather  circus is coming to Edgewood April 12th.  There will be two shows-5:00 and 7:30

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*******ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO FUND THE EDGEWOOD MOBILE FOOD PANTRY.*******


Bring your family out for a fun-filled night and help support the food pantry.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for kids if bought prior to the day of the circus.

I’ve attached a flier with all the pre-sale ticket locations.

There are sponsorships available to anyone wanting to sponsor this HUGE event!  $50 will get your business advertised to 1,000 circus goers. E-mail us or call Robin or Renee at 286-8100.  All money and stuffers due no later than April 1st.

Once again, Roadrunner Food Bank is providing the food and we will distribute it on March 24th 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:

117 families were served.

There were 405 people in those 117 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 twenty-one months this pantry has been operational, 9,716 people in 2,737 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:

Like us on Facebook!  We will post closings and interesting info about the pantry there!


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

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