Pantry Happenings

A New Employee at the Pantry

Brandy and Becca have been working for the Pantry through an AmeriCorps program, which ended September 30. Their assistance allowed the Pantry to provide services such as toiletry distributions, extra socks & underwear, educational opportunities for Pantry families and volunteers, and participation in the Summer Lunch & Fun Program. In order to continue providing these services and others,

Special Projects and Marketing Coordinator, Steven Williams was hired and began October 24. Steven will oversee special projects such as the coat distribution, toiletry distributions, socks & underwear distributions, Summer Lunch & Fun activities for the Pantry’s part, and more. He will also be responsible for providing information to Pantry families, as well as information we want to relay to the community.

Coat Distribution

The annual coat, mittens, and hat distribution was held Saturday, October 24. Approximately 250 children and adults received warm items for cold weather. Volunteers assisted families in finding the clothing that fit them and fit their needs.

The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is Sunday, January 17, 2016. This annual event recognizes the Pantry’s amazing volunteers, both youth and adult. Volunteers are recognized by the numbers of hours they volunteer and their outstanding efforts given to the Pantry and thus to their community.

The Pantry is a busy place and an exciting ministry where volunteers are vital to the continuing services the Pantry offers.

General News

The Pantry is open Monday—Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10:00 until noon and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00—6:00.

There are many opportunities to volunteer during those hours or outside of those hours, depending on your time schedule. You can be the hands and feet of Jesus to help meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling.

For more information about the Pantry, visit our website at,

facebook at, or

contact Tina at (319)626-2711 or at

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