Liquid dish soap
We are distributing winter clothing now at the New Hope Resource Center.
Thanks for your faithful giving to help our clients!
News from the Food Pantry
The snow held off during the holidays but arrived with vengeance in January! Many thanks to Chuck, who faithfully plows the North County Pantry parking lot when the snow flies. We depend on our community partners like Chuck to help keep our expenses low.
For the safety of our clients and volunteer staff, the Pantry will not open on days when the Riverside SD is closed due to bad weather. We will however, be open regular hours on days when school is delayed two hours because of weather. Please note that we will be open on President’s Day, Monday February 17 from 11-2PM. Your arrival by 1:45 is appreciated, as we begin cleaning up at that time.
Pantry volunteers gathered in the home of one of our volunteers for our annual Christmas appreciation celebration. Over 30 volunteers shared a sweet time of fellowship and their best recipes. Many hands truly do make for light work at the Pantry. Included in the celebration were workers from our garden crew, Monday and Wednesday volunteers, and our Thursday delivery crew.
Speaking of volunteers, we still need a Monday cook twice a month for about 6 months. Our clients appreciate having a hot meal midday on Mondays, but without additional volunteers we may have to cut back on that service. If you like cooking for a crowd (about 40 lunches per week), and are creative in using staples we stock at the Pantry, please call Sandy at 292-2530 or leave a message on our answering machine. We are also in need of an able-bodied volunteer to help with freight on Thursday mornings from about 8:30-11. There is a hearty team of 7 volunteers who need an extra body or two to intake deliveries from our suppliers, Second Harvest and Northwest Harvest.
Both Second Harvest and Northwest Harvest have warehouse facilities in Spokane. They each procure discounted and donated food which is distributed to member food banks and feeding programs throughout the Inland Northwest. Second Harvest also provides government commodities and senior boxes that we distribute every 30 days to qualified clients. In addition, we have the opportunity to purchase food from both agencies at deeply reduced cost. Every dollar the Pantry spends at Second Harvest and Northwest Harvest buys $5 worth of food at retail prices. We depend on purchased food to fill our shelves with in-demand items that are difficult to come by (protein-rich foods, cereal, staples, and dairy products).
We look forward to serving the Elk and Chattaroy communities with emergency food assistance, social service referrals, medical equipment lending and a warm welcome always! We are open in Mondays from 11-2 and on Wednesdays from 9-noon.
ays those weeks from 11-2.
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.