EFPN Thanks Blessed Sacrament for Their Support of the Mobile Food Pantry

EFPN Thanks Blessed Sacrament for Their Support of the Mobile Food Pantry

Blessed Sacrament hosted and funded a Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) Mobile Food Pantry on June 19.   We served 222  families. Thank you to the staff for their support and to Father Kevin for the opening prayer.  Thank you to the maintenance staff who helped with set up and clean up.  We are grateful to all who donated personal care items.  We collected around 1000  items allowing us to give each family 4 items. We are the only mobile that provides personal care items for which the recipients are very thankful for.  We appreciate very much the set up volunteers who moved over 14,000 lbs. of food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  Thank you to those who distributed food, pushed the carts to gather the food, loaded cars and did all the other numerous jobs needed to make this a success.  Over 120 volunteers were involved in this effort.  Having enough volunteers allowed us to run two lines of carts at once.  The first recipients arrived the day before and spent the night in their car. Besides giving your time, you made the recipients feel very welcomed in our parish. One recipient commented that she loved the way we run our mobile.  As the volunteers worked and recipients and volunteers interacted, we were reminded of the Gospel’s words “Whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do it for me”

 

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