Monday, March 28, 2011

Loaves and Fishes

We've been wanting to see the inner workings of a food pantry for some time, and today we finally were able to. Jody, at Loaves and Fishes, answered all our questions and gave us a very thorough tour~
Loaves and Fishes distributed over 2,000,000 pounds of food and groceries to over 2,200 families last year. They have it set-up like a tiny grocery store with shopping carts, giving people some autonomy over their food~
They also supply household items and personal care items. One item that brought a smile to our faces were the "birthday bags". Imagine not being able to afford a cake for your child's birthday. Here, they get a bag with paper decorations and tableware, along with a cake mix and frosting~
It really is a huge undertaking to keep this place organized.
Our R.O.C.K. homeschool group had a lot of fun~
As we were leaving we had to get a picture outside their brand-new facility~
Since we were so close, we had to stop at Farm & Fleet. That place is better than McDonald's playland!
Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor. Proverbs 22:9

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