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Volunteers for the clothing bank
Tuesday 11:30 to 1:30
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Thanks for your faithful giving to help our clients!
We love your donations, but we would appreciate it if they are clean so our volunteers are able to make them available to our clients immediately. Thank you so much.
We are no longer open on Wednesday evening.
Check out why you should volunteer as a senior, then go to our volunteer page to see how you can volunteer at New Hope.
Read: Why you should Volunteer
News from the Food Pantry June 2021
It is puzzling to the volunteer staff of the North County Food Pantry that our outreach during the last year has declined significantly. The number of clients served as steadily decreased in spite of undeniable hardships caused by the COVID pandemic. Our inventory is plentiful, and families visiting us are receiving that abundance. But still, fewer come than came pre-COVOD. We hope to be back to a more “normal” routine in the next months…welcoming clients in person and allowing all to do their own shopping rather than receiving pre-selected items. We will still require masking and are prohibited from offering a meal to visiting clients in the near future, but look forward to welcoming clients inside the Pantry building.
Your feedback in helping us evaluate the needs of our community would be greatly appreciated. Please call the Pantry at 292-2530 and ask for Sandy, Gail, Bonnie or Joanne to express your thoughts. Why are fewer people visiting the Pantry?
· Are our hours inconvenient?
· Are people using other sources of free food distribution instead?
· Do clients prefer self-shopping?
· Do clients miss the opportunity to deal face-to-face with Pantry staff?
· Has it become too impersonal rather than the “Gathering Place” we used
Our GardenFest event in May was a huge success! There are so many to thank…
· Garden Manager Chris and his crew that day: Jeremiah, Logan, Ryan, Beau
· Plant donors: Samantha, Janet, Dave, Barbara and Karen
· Food suppliers and cooks: Riverside Market, Virgil, Roger, Judy and Dawn
· Entertainment: Peaceful Valley Church (bouncy castle),
Morgan (face painting)
· Grounds Keeper: Dennis
We thank clients who have participated in the nutrition survey conducted by an outside research firm. Those participating will receive a gift card for use at a local grocery store once the results are tabulated. It is not too late to participate, but time is running out. The survey is sent via email initiated by the Pantry. Your email address will NOT be shared, and your responses will be seen only by the research firm. Results will enable regional food banks to serve clients more effectively and efficiently.
Special thanks to Milia who has volunteered to maintain flower beds around the Pantry building. If you have deer-resistant annuals that you could donate, Milia is ready to plant! She’s worked hard to clean the beds of a year of weed growth. We want the North County Food Pantry to be a beautiful and welcoming community asset. Colorful flowers can help that happen.
New Hope loves donations! Many donations are left after hours. If you are leaving donations after hours please make sure they are under our roof or under the youth house deck roof. If they are out in the rain and snow it will ruin many of the donations.