by Maureen McNair
Food pantry volunteers Loren and Dana Tomlinson are moving to Arizona at the end of November. They own a huge Ford pick up truck and have been reliably and enormously generous with their time and energy picking up food for the pantry. In fact, they are the only congregant volunteers the pantry has who have ever picked up food in a truck for the pantry. The pantry needs transportation in place no later than November 27. If you, or someone you know, owns a pick up truck or delivery van, now is a great time to volunteer!
We pick up food every week from the San Diego Food Bank oﬀ Miramar Road. Since our food distribution is Saturday mornings, we have been picking up food on Fridays so we can get fresh produce that will not spoil before the food distribution. If you are not available every week, that is ﬁne. We can build a rotating team. The pick up time is by appointment only. Dana, Loren, and I have been going to the Food Bank Fridays at 8 AM. However, if you want to volunteer and are only available at a later time or on a diﬀerent day, please let me know, and I can try to make an appointment for that time slot.
I know our congregation can make this happen! If you are available, please contact me at 619.427.1769 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I cannot begin to tell you all how much I am going to miss Dana and Loren. They have provided an enormous service to our congregation and for the 160 families that rely on us for food every week. They have purchased a stunning home in Arizona. So I completely understand why they are relocating. I wish them all the best. They are irreplaceable. But, their truck is not! I look forward to working with the next transportation volunteers. Thank you so much in advance!
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