Feb 10, 2017

We've Doubled Our Meal Service!

Meal guests in the new dining room
Meal guests in the new dining room

How truly grateful we are for your generous gifts that speak volumes to the GOOD that is in our world, and to the great caring that exists in our community!  

This December was so incredibly amazing as we moved into the new Progress Place. The night of December 15th will long be remembered as our first meal served to our dinner guests in our new home. The excitement and joy were so high that evening.  The guests experienced the new dining room for the first time, and saw just how wonderful it was. They were greeted by familiar faces, staff and volunteers committed to making each meal a blessing, a time of nourishment for body and spirit!  The new and the familiar coming together in such a powerful way!

In our new home, we commited to doubling our meal service from 9 to 19 meals a week, and we’ve loved being able to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner 5 days a week and to continue our brunch & dinner service on the weekends! It’s just been such an amazing gift to be able to serve an additional 150 meals a day. With dinner, that is over 280 meals to folks so much in need of food, love and HOPE!

Thank you for caring so much, and supporting our mission through the transition and in the future!

If you're local, please come visit us in the new Progress Place and see what your gift is doing to impact and change lives!

 

With abundant gratitude,

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Nov 17, 2016

Focusing on what we do best

The new Progress Place
The new Progress Place

We are all so very grateful for our incredible Shepherd's Table family! As we approach the end of the year, we are reminded of the wonderful people, businesses and organizations that are part of our family, who rally around us in a time of need, as we focus on doing what it takes to meet the needs of our guests.

We are moving to a new facility in less than a month, where we are increasing the food services program from 9 to 19 meals a week. Imagine the increased impact we will have for our meal guests! Imagine the new people that will learn about us, enjoy delicious and nutritious meals, and also access other services that will help them gain greater independence. 

A big move comes with its challenges, and we are filled with gratitude for the individuals, volunteer groups, donors and supporters that have offered to help in small and big ways! We are leaning on our family to get us through this move, and excited to welcome them in the new building to serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches! I find joy knowing that we will be here, together, with open arms, welcoming the hungry, the lonely, the folks needing help in accessing housing and social services and medical care, or clothing and eye care.

It is truly the gift of YOU, and the opportunity to pull together our resources, passion, skills and abilities, and our deep caring together that helps to make this community and every person’s life better. 

With much gratitude for you,

A donation in honor of Socktober
A donation in honor of Socktober
Aug 16, 2016

31,000 meals and counting

Guests enjoying a meal
Guests enjoying a meal

We are all so very grateful for your generous support! Your gift gives the folks we serve the hope, the encouragement, and the vital help they need every day! Thank you!

I look back over the past seven months of 2016, at the people who have walked through our doors seeking assistance. It is sobering to realize that there is so much need in this County. Over 1,187 unduplicated persons have accessed our many services. Of this number, 405 were new to Shepherd’s Table. The need is great, as we have already served 25,931 dinner meals and 5,133 brunch meals through July 31st.

I find joy knowing that we were here with open arms, welcoming the hungry, the lonely, the folks needing help in accessing housing and social services and medical care, or clothing and eye care.

It is truly the gift of YOU, and the opportunity to pull together our resources, passion, skills and abilities, and our deep caring together that helps to make this community and every person’s life better. 

 
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