Supply & Demand
We had our second busiest week of the pandemic with 666 households and 1367 people served. Again, the high demand in food is being driven by our partners.
We continue to pick up a truckload of food every Friday from CAFB in addition to their delivery directly to our pantry. This week we received fresh milk, apples, cucumbers and lettuce.
Calls have leveled off to around 40 a week.
This week I had a couple of appreciative comments from clients:
- Ms. Collier, who is blind: “Your volunteers are beautiful people. They told me what is in each can. Thanks for this act of love and kindness.”
- Ms. Simms: “You don’t forget us on the holidays. The holidays can be sad if you are alone like me. You always bring me a piece of turkey at Thanksgiving. Thank you.”
FFA added two new partners this week, bringing the total to nine. We provided 100 bags for Sacred Heart Church in Mount Pleasant (through Mount Pleasant Neighbors Helping Neighbors), and 50 bags for distribution to day laborers at Home Depot through American University’s Humanities Truck.
24 drivers came last Saturday for 110 deliveries. Those drivers who wanted more deliveries are now getting their wish fulfilled!
Brian Pepper from UNMC secured two small grants for FFA: $725 from Church Mutual Cares and $500 from the International Order of Foresters. Brian kindly purchased food with this money. Thank you, Brian.