Just another Monday, which means we are back at the pantry serving our neighbors in need. For years the kids and I have served at the pantry every Monday. On Wednesdays we pick up pizzas from a nearby city. On Thursdays we pick up breads and desserts from a local grocery store. On Fridays we pick up at the grocery store, plus the local coffee house and pizzas from another local store.
That's just our work on week day. On the weekends I process the paper work from the three weekly outreaches, plus the Saturday outreach. Abigail is a big help to me in setting up the upcoming weeks flyers, volunteer paperwork and computer outreaches. At the end of each month I complete the multiple monthly reports.
It's consumes so much of our time, it's almost a job. The up side is that we've done it for so many years that we have great friends that help us out. The photo on the bottom is our friends the Baileys. They have helped us at the pantry and with recruiting donation though Ella's Girl Scout troop.
The cases of formula pictured came from a pediatrician friend at church who has made several similar generous donations! Other friends from church bring in monthly donations, many friends have come to volunteer their time with us. Our great supportive friends, and knowing how much of a difference we are making have made that time worth while.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12