In July, the Pop Up Pantry, delivered to the following sites:
- July 6: Commons at Livingston – 35
- July 13: Hope Resource Center – 35
- July 18: South Park Apartment w/Franklinton Farms – 17
- July 20: Southpoint – 38
- July 27: Commons at Grant – 33
- July 28: Riverview International Center – 29
Total served for the month of July: 187
Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:
- January: 161
- February: 159
- March: 154
- April: 162
- May: 162
- June: 225
- July: 187
YTD: 1,210 individuals/families served
Our continued collaboration with Franklinton Farms is going well. The South Park families have welcomed us and we are enjoying meeting the families with their children. Franklinton Farms has just recently been able to create some raised beds for the families at South Park Apartments so they can begin working their own gardens and have fresh produce available to them. We found out many of the residents used to farm back in their country and this garden experience is a welcome sight for them.
The Pop Up Pantry is excited to work with First Community’s K-5 Department on this backpack project. We have designated Riverview International Center to be the recipient of these backpacks. We are hoping to receive 50-70 backpacks to deliver to Riverview on August 22nd.
We welcomed another volunteer this month: Nancy Donaldson. She will be joining the Pop Up for the summer months. Nancy came to observe and jumped right in. She is a wonderful addition to our team.
Melody and I are continually blessed to have the support of First Community/Heart to Heart staff and all the dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and energy.
Serving in Faith,
~Rose and Melody, Co-Leaders
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart