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Our Current Needs​​​​

  • Women's deodorant

  • Lotion

  • Conditioner

  • Toilet paper

  • Paper towels

  • Household cleaners

  • Small household appliances

  • Towels

  • Wash clothes

  • Blankets--not comforters

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Tuesday 11:30-1:30

Thursday 11:30-1:30

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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.

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News from the Food Pantry  July 2022

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The generosity of our community continues to delight the volunteer staff of the North County Food Pantry. Last month we made an appeal in the Elk Sentinel for a mopping device to keep our new flooring clean and bright. An anonymous “friend of the Pantry” answered that call and brought us several options for quick clean up and deep cleaning of dry and wet messes. Tracked in dirt and mud during the rainy month of June were cleaned up in a jiffy. Thank you to this special “friend”!

 

Here’s a feel good story from the Pantry…a Spokane woman lost her cell phone on a recent bike trip in Missouri. Another cyclist found the phone, made contact,  and then mailed the phone to her home in Spokane. When the cell phone owner offered to compensate the finder, the man said instead to “pay it forward”. She asked him if he had a favorite charity, and he suggested a food bank. Because the cell phone owner has a friend who volunteers at the Elk Pantry, the donation came to us! This sweet story reminds us all that there is still much good in the world.

 

Reminder…if you are 60 or older and meet federal income guidelines, you are eligible to apply for a monthly Senior Box of non-perishable food items. This is in addition to the food you get at the Pantry. Applications are available at the Pantry, and are processed through Second Harvest. You can expect a brief waiting period before the box is available for pick-up at the Pantry. Ask about it next time you visit us.

 

GardenFest in May was our best ever! We estimate between  200-300 people visited our community garden, taking home 600+ plant starts. Special thanks to local growers and green houses who donated plant starts for this event. Hot dogs were donated by Riverside Market and bar-b-qued to perfection by Dawn, Roger and Judy. Morgan continued her tradition of painting little faces.  Kiddos also delighted in the Peaceful Valley Church “bouncy house”. Thanks to John, Beau, Logan and Glenn for setting up and supervising that part of our celebration. Thanks to Valerie who designed signage and fliers promoting the event. Faithful garden volunteers who helped that day included Chris (the “boss”), Mila, Karen, Virgil, Dee (with 3 generations of her family), and Jeanie. Kudos to Dennis for mowing the property and making the grounds look so good for GardenFest. We also thank God for a beautiful day, when the weather forecast predicted rain!

 

The garden crew has been working for months in preparation for GardenFest. Shout out to other committed regular garden volunteers:  Pete, Dan, Heather, Will, and Sammy (and kiddos). Our kick-off event began months ago with manure and tilling (Dick and Bruce). This was truly a community effort! The fruits of our garden volunteers’ labor is already being offered to Pantry clients and will continue in the months ahead. 

 

Sadly, we have said goodbye to one of our longtime valued volunteers. Julie is moving to Montana with her family and will be greatly missed.  Julie wore a lot of hats at the Pantry, but is known by most of our clients as the cheerful person who went over the lists of optional food items on Mondays. Julie’s move means we are looking for another Monday set-up volunteer. Hours are 8:30am to about 10:30am. Please call Sandy at 509-292-2530 if you can help. While we cannot “replace” Julie, know your commitment to our local food bank is vital and will be much appreciated.

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.