Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another amazing Monday

Once again we are amazed at the way that God provides. Yesterday we were buried in food. Produce was more than abundant. As the day began we had more volunteers than usual. I wondered what we would do with all these people, then the food arrived. It took 6 people to process our fruits and vegetables, it usually takes 2 people. In the end we had larger boxes than usual, filled and overflowing.

We continue to look forward to an increase in supply, so that we can add to our list and decrease our waiting list.

Another encouragement is that in our effort to raise money in the past month, we made $3000 at or wine tasting and have had about $3000 in one time donations come in. We also have about $350 a month more pledged. We still need about $450 a month to break even, but we are on our way. Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us financially, you are making a difference.



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This just in.....

We have just made an amazing contact for fruits and vegetables. We will now get calls from a transport company that transports fruit and veggies. They often have damaged pallets of produce rotting on their docks because they can't be sold. We will get called to pick up this produce so that we can distribute in our food bank. This is incredible! God is good.

This is also incredible because last week we were given a huge commercial fridge.


Wine Tasting a Success!!

Some said it was one of the classiest fund raising events they have been to. The weather was amazing. The wine and food were awesome. Karl did a great job of educating us on the wines and some of the finer points of wine tasting.

The silent auction went well. Thank you to all who supplied our silent auction items and to those who bought them. Many items went for more than their value, which spoke to the fact that those bidding understood that this was for charity.

Thank you to all those who helped make this evening so amazing. Those who planned, cooked,arranged,decorated, set up, tore down, parked cars, took pictures, lent their house, etc. You have blessed On Rock and me.

The final tally is not in yet, but, we should make about $2000 and we made some good contacts. We will do this again. The next time will be bigger and just as classy.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wine Tasting Fund Raiser

It is sold out! This is awesome news. When you organize a new fund raiser there is always the anxiety of "what if it doesn't work?" We are four days away and everything is coming together. It promises to be a great evening,. Now we just need the Almighty Weatherman to bless us........

The food bank was amazing this week. Tons of good food, so boxes were over full. What a great problem to have.

I got a call today offering us a huge commercial fridge. Two doors and its 5-7ft. I don't know where we are going to put it, but we can't refuse it.... Another amazing problem......



Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Good News

The past two weeks have been a drag to say the least. However, we are seeing some fruit for our labor. We have had $360 a month pledged so far, and our Wine Tasting fund raiser is filling up. At present we have about 65 seats spoken for out of the 80 available.

I want to thank those who have made the decision to partner with us. We still need about $540 a month to break even, but we are encouraged. God is good.

This week we were also blessed with some extra food. The Old Brewery Mission shared some Broccoli, eggplant and lemons with us and another friend came up with 800 lbs of blueberries. No that is not a typo. Syl and some friends have spent the better part of today cleaning and bagging them. Sometimes, God is also random......