Notes From the Food Pantry

We raised approximately $15,000.00 for the Food Pantry Ministry with your help!

The Food Pantry team thanks everyone who supported the Pantry Dinner and Golf Tournament. We raised approximately $15,000.00 for the Food Pantry Ministry with your help! Thank you to all the volunteers and the Golf Committee who worked very hard to make it a success. We can’t thank them enough for all the hours they put in to make sure everything went smoothly. We also want to thank all those who went the extra mile and bought tee sponsorships to show their support. You can always see more information at http://www.murrietaumc.org/ministries/food-pantry

The community’s continual support for our pantry is awesome.

Already this year, the library collected “Food for Fines” throughout the whole month of February. The Realtors’ Association collected food from their neighbors and shared it among the community pantries. On March 10 – 11th, the Tour de Murrieta Bike races returned to Old Town. It again featured a children’s race on Saturday and the kids were encouraged to bring canned items for the pantry instead of paying a registration fee. Even though it was a rainy day, lots of kids showed up and put cans in our market basket. A huge thank you to all who helped us out.

The absolute two favorite items from the choice table are Spam and Canned Chicken breast.

Several people have asked why we haven’t been listing items we’d like to have donated each month. It seemed like the idea got old and we didn’t really see much of the items come in, but we’re willing to give it another try. The absolute two favorite items from the choice table are Spam and Canned Chicken breast. Both of these items are too expensive for the pantry budget so they only appear on the table when someone donates them.

Blessings,
The Pantry Team