Week 65 at the Bread House

Week 65
The Bread House would like to spotlight a new volunteer who has made many contributions. 9-year-old Charlie Harrison attended Vacation Bible School at Shalimar United Methodist Church. Children who attended VBS toured The Bread House after hours to learn what the program did for our community. Once VBS was over, Charlie asked if he could help at The Bread House. So Charlie and his mom, Katie Williams, began volunteering. Charlie has been a great team member doing an assortment of tasks, and with each new responsibility, he has done so with great care and attention to detail. Charlie will be returning to school soon at Shalimar Elementary School. Hopefully, we can convince Charlie to help us again over some breaks or holidays from school. The Bread House is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.

If you have not stopped by, please do so and say “Hi” to the gang. If you want to help, come anytime M-W-F, 9am–12pm, and see where you fit in! Thanks as always for all the Congregation and Community support!


Week 65 Numbers
Bags Collected - 265
Bags Given Out - 304
Gift cards Given - 0
Members Served - 243Members Served - 13,650

Total Numbers
Bags Collected - 18,994
Bags Given Out - 17,325  
Gift cards Given - 176 ($7,525)
Members Served - 13,650

8 New Visitors - 19 family members

Items Always Needed
  • Dried beans, Ramen Noodles and rice (Brown Rice, White Rice, or Yellow Rice)
  • Canned items (corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Pork N Beans, soups (tomato, chicken noodle and mushroom), Beanie Weenies, tuna and chicken
  • Fruit Cups, Cups of Applesauce, Cups of Jello and single serving bags of chips, Peanut Butter and Crackers
  • Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Cereal, Grits and Oatmeal
  • Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste and other personal care items and Paper Towels
  • Produce-Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Onions and Potatoes
  • Paper towels and toilet paper

If you don’t have time to shop, you can donate money to The Bread House by sending a check to SUMC, in the MEMO line enter “Bread House.”

Bless you, for all you do to help those in need! Questions or want to become a volunteer, contact Janet Norris at 850.598.5399, email norrisjanet59@gmail.com or Pete Peters at 703.395.2437, fpeters1@cox.net or stop by.

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