Friday, September 26, 2008

A New Face

I met with Adam today. Adam came to our wine tasting last month and offered to help create a new website for us. We have been working on some ideas ever since. We are getting very close to the launch of our new website and a new logo. All the basics are in place, we just have to flesh out some details. I am anxious to see the end result. It is going to be amazing! Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Busy week

This last week has been very busy. We have begun to receive our food increase and it is amazing. This past Monday we delivered 75 of the best boxes we have ever delivered. Plenty of fresh produce, meat, bread and other goodies. Our staff are excited by the ability to serve our families this way. This week we picked up a single parent family with 10 kids. The social worker called us, desperate to find a resource for this family. She was relieved to hear we would jump in. She even called back to confirm that we were serious about helping.

This week we had 3 emergency calls. Usually we have 3 in a month. We have had an increase in requests since the increase in the price of gas and food. A lot of people are struggling to make ends meet.

We picked up a new French elementary school in need of our lunch program. We have not heard how many lunches they need yet, but we will start delivering lunches on Monday.

Please keep us in prayer as we make a difference in our community.

We are still about $350 a month short of our monthly budget. Please pray about partnering with us in meeting the needs of those less fortunate in our community. Together, we can make a difference.



Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Food Increase

In the past few weeks we have acquired 2 commercial two-door fridges. One would have been amazing, Two is just ridiculous, in a good way. We have been requesting a food increase from our distributor for the past month. I received a call last Thursday letting me know that we would have the increase in two weeks. Pete went to pick up our food on Monday and the increase was already in place. It was awesome to be able to fill our boxes, with a little left over for our emergency stock. In the past few months we have received more emergency calls that usual, so our stocks were low.

We now have a lady who is going to help us do some marketing for food with local stores and business'. With this help and the food increase we may be able to make a dent in our waiting list. It is amazing what happens when people come together to accomplish a mission. Together we make a difference.