The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to clients and their families at the following agency sites during the month of October:
- October 6: Commons at Livingston-37 clients
- October 7: Franklinton Farms-15 clients
- October 13: Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
- October 20: Southpoint Village Apartments-36 clients
- October 27: Commons at Grant-30 clients
- October 28: Riverview International Center-30 clients
Monthly totals for 2021:
- January 144
- February 135
- March 121
- April 130
- May 127
- June 124
- July 132
- August 132
- September 150
- October 178
We continue to identify potential agency sites and new volunteers for the expansion of our Pop Up Pantry on Thursday afternoons. This month, we completed the initial delivery for our second Thursday afternoon site, Riverview International Center.
Our expansion would not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers, including those who drive the van to our sites: Glenn Zook, Steve Young, Mark Tucker, and Boyce Lancaster. In October, Les Sauer joined our team of drivers to assist our newest site, Riverview International Center, on the 4th Thursday of every month. They serve a critical role in ensuring we can serve many clients and families at our agency sites.
Other volunteers currently assisting the Pop Up Pantry are Cathy Wheaton, Katie Halley, Carol Bramschreiber, and Bruce and Ellen Crouthamel.
The Christmas toy and gift drive for our families at Southpoint Village Apartments is underway! “Wish Lists” of gifts for 110 children have been received. We look forward to working with Wickliffe Elementary School and church members again this year who, through their generosity, will be making Christmas wishes come true for these children.
We continue to feel blessed by the ongoing support of our wonderful volunteers and our church in continuing to grow this outreach ministry of Heart to Heart.