by Maureen McNair
The food pantry volunteers finally have a key to our new suite! Here are a couple photos of the raw space. The suite we will move into is in the same strip mall where the South Bay worship space and social hall are located. It is adjacent to the social hall. Thanks to your continued generosity, the food pantry now has 810 square feet of dedicated space. We do not know when we will move yet because the exterior door needs to be replaced, internal repairs need to be done, and tenant improvements also need to be taken care of.
As you can see, the empty space is pretty dirty. We will need to repaint. Plus, the members of the various pantry teams are figuring out how we can set up the space so every team can still perform its basic jobs.
Right now, we intend to continue with home deliveries to church families, our large Saturday food distribution, our Sunday morning diaper distribution, and Sunday afternoon distribution to homeless people. We intend to store everything we need to support these programs in the new suite and to create work space too.
Watch this space for details! And thank you all so much for the continued generosity that makes these emergency service programs possible.
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