Bread House Week 24

We had a big week after Hurricane Sally. Our main supplier of meat and produce didn’t deliver anything this week because of the aftermath of the hurricane. We had no idea how we were going to make it through the week, but through your donations we made it through Friday!

An interesting story happened on Wednesday. We had people lined up waiting to be served. Sandra gave out the last loaf of bread to a woman who has visited us before. Another man who walked to The Bread House was told that we didn’t have any more bread. The woman turned to the man and gave her bread to him. It reminded me that those we serve have kind hearts for those less fortunate than themselves. She was a witness to those around us. We have stories everyday of the hope and joy the Bread House brings to those in need! Thank you, Shalimar UMC, for helping to make this happen and giving these folks HOPE!

Week 24 Numbers
Bags Collected - 150
Bags Given Out - 292
Gift cards Given Out - 1
Members Served - 273

Total Numbers
Bags Collected - 6563
Bags Given Out - 6058 (22.7 tons)
Gift cards Given Out - 166 (over $7100)
Members Served - 3352

*Focus items you can help us with this week!
Canned Meat: Chicken, tuna, and ham
Canned Soup: Chicken noodle, Tomato, and Cream of Mushroom soup
Canned vegetables: Corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, baked beans, and Beanie Weenies
Pantry: Bread, Jelly, fruit cups, raisins (small boxes), peanut butter crackers, rice, granola bars, Mac & Cheese, and snacks
Dried Beans: Black, White, and Pinto Beans
Other Items: Paper towels, diapers, toothpaste, and toothbrushes

Snacks; small size bags of chips, cereal, fruit, health bars, and etc. are always needed.

NOTE: If you cannot bring items to the Bread House, you can always donate gift cards from local grocery stores or cash donations to SUMC.
MEMO: Bread House or Covid-19 Relief Fund. Thanks for all you do!

As a reminder pickup and drop off is every Mon – Wed – Fri,  9-12 pm.

Any questions contact Janet, Donna, Terry, Sandra, Bill, or Pete at 703.395.2437 or email fpeters1@cox.net.
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