Bread House Week 31

Destin Harvest came back in a big way this week. They had one of their churches that receive food test positive for COVID. They could not accept any donations or give them out. Shalimar was able to take about 40 boxes of items for our pantry. We received milk and eggs, vegetables, boxes of frozen meat, breads and cakes, plus pumpkin pies!  Blessings for Children also had a person visit that had a positive COVID test. They shut down and tested their volunteers (which all came back negative). Due to these circumstances, the Bread House has changed it’s policy. We will keep everyone out of the Bread House except workers. We started passing food out through the window in the door for additional safety!

As always, thanks to everyone who continues to support the Bread House! It is truly appreciated for those in need!

Week 31 Numbers
Bags Collected - 318
Bags Given Out - 251
Gift cards Given Out - 0
Members Served - 250

Total Numbers
Bags Collected - 8377
Bags Given Out - 7601 (28.5 tons)
Gift cards Given Out - 170 (over $7225)
Members Served - 4904

*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, toilet paper, toothpaste, and toothbrushes
Snacks: small size bags of chips, cereal, fruit, health bars, etc. are always needed.

NOTE: If you cannot bring items to the Bread House, you can donate gift cards from local grocery stores or make cash donations to SUMC. In the MEMO section of your check, write Bread House or COVID 19 Relief Fund. The distribution of gift cards is tracked in order to ensure accountability and that we provide the cards to as many different people as possible.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Janet Norris, Donna Whitney, Sandra Brown, Bill McBroom, Phil Richter, or Pete Peters at 703-395-2437 or email fpeters1@cox.net.

(About the picture)
Trying to make donations Fit! Barb is our organizer (bent over) and Judy is a new volunteer who has found a calling in helping at the Bread House!  We’re grateful for ALL our volunteers!!!!!
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