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 May 2021
The generosity of our community is evident in so many ways each month. Here’s a sample of how others are creatively and compassionately serving clients of the North County Food Pantry…
Cabin Critters is donating dog food and cat food to the Pantry each month! (We are in need of 2-gallon zip lock bags to re-package the pet food for distribution.)
A thoughtful community member is providing all the fixings for a child’s birthday celebration: cake mix, frosting, birthday napkins, candles, cupcake papers. Depending on the response, this friend is willing to make these available on an on-going basis. What a special treat for a child in our community.
Thanks to Jack for volunteering to pick up food and supplies from the Northwest Harvest warehouse in the Spokane Valley for us each month. Northwest Harvest is a wonderful resource for the Pantry, but it’s been hard for us to get there on a regular basis.
Save the date: GardenFest is scheduled for Saturday May 15. Garden volunteers began planting in our green house in February and will have a wide variety of plant starts for you to use in your garden. There will be face-painting for the kids and hot dogs for all. Last year’s event was cancelled because of the COVID pandemic, and we are eager to resume this much-anticipated annual event! Garden coordinator Chris always welcomes new volunteers. If you want to get your hands dirty and help produce the tons of healthy food that ends up on our clients’ tables, stop by on any Monday or Wednesday. We can put you to work!
We are still looking for a Wednesday cook twice a month to prepare a light meal for Pantry and Garden volunteers. This is a much-appreciated nicety for the dozens of volunteers who serve our community in the Pantry’s vital mission.
Lastly, we are asking clients to consider participating in an e-mail survey that addresses hunger issues and how Food Banks can better serve their communities. Clients who complete the survey will be rewarded with a $20 gift certificate to a local grocery store. If you are interested, please call the Food Pantry at 292-2530. Your email address will not be shared outside of the Pantry. We will email you with the link for this regional assessment of food distribution.
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.