During March 2015 we served 143 families (including 376 adults and 279 children) through our food pantry. These families received 11,340 pounds of food. During that month we continued to help 49 hungry kids through our backpack program for McKinley and Springville elementary schools. We also continue to help local families with emergency rent and utility assistance.
Thanks in part to your contributions we plan to replace the roof on our pantry. This is a project that has been needed for quite a while and we will be able to go forward with the replacement shortly.
Thanks to all of you for your support which helps us help others!
The St Juan Diego St Vincent de Paul food pantry continues to help families in our local area. In December we helped 152 families consisting of 376 adults and 266 kids with 11,560 pounds of food. This was an average of 14 families per service day. We also continue to help 49 local hungry kids at McKinley and Springville Elementary Schools with food over the weekends.
We also continue to help families with rent and utility assistance who are usually faced with eviction or utility shut off. We also help with some other financial assistance where there is a serious need. We recently helped one client who needed a state identification card as one of the qualifications for starting her new job. We were able to provide the money needed to pay for the DMV fee for that card.
Your donations are important and make it possible for us to continue assisting these and other people in need. Thank you so much for your generosity!
In October we served 185 families averaging 13 families per service day. These families consisted of 461 adults and 311 children and were provided with 13,780 pounds of food. Our backpack program currently provides 49 hungry kids at McKinley and Springville Elementary schools with food for the weekends.
We continue to provide limited rent and utility assistance to those facing imminent eviction or utility shut off deadlines. A recent client received help with her PGE bill which avoided a scheduled shut off the next day.
During this period your donations helped us to replace a defective freezer in our pantry. Your generous donations continue to help us provide help to many in need in our local community and we thank you for your support!
In June our food pantry served 157 families including 420 adults and 278 children. In July we served 148 families including 372 adults and 273 children. With two service days remaining in August we have already served 128 families.
For the first time this summer we provided 100 backpack lunches to cover weekends for local children to supplement the summer school meals program.
In July we were able to provide over $800 in rent and utility assistance for five different families to enable them to stay in their homes or continue to have utility service.
Your support allows us to continue providing these services to those in need in our community and we thank you!
During May 2014 we have again had an increase in the number of families served. For the month we averaged 12 families served per day which equated to a total of 388 adults and 292 kids. We distributed over 11,000 pounds of food during that time.
Our school backpack program reached an all time high of serving a total of 51 kids (at McKinley and Springville elementary schools) with food over the weekends.
We continue to offer limited assistance with utility and rent assistance to clients in need. A recent family's primary breadwinner had a stroke rendering them unable to work. We were able to provide the family with assistance to avoid a pending water shut off.
We thank you all so much for allowing us to continue helping those in need!
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