The Results Are In!!
The PGO Food Pantry had another very successful year. Exactly 150 different families received food from our pantry at least once during 2014. We averaged fourteen hard working volunteers each time we were open. This does not include all the numerous volunteer hours required to travel to Richmond to the Central Virginia Food Bank and other locations to get the food. This sounds like a lot of work, but in reality, it’s a lot of people having fun helping others. On average, 67 families received food each time we were open. That means each family received an average of 50 pounds of food. 64,662 pounds of food came from the Central Virginia Food Bank and 14,606 pounds was donated by churches, civic groups, Girl Scout troops, individuals, and local businesses. Unbelievably, 79,226 pounds of food flowed through our pantry during 2014. The numbers reported above are important but the real blessing of the PGO Food Pantry is its ability to respond to God’s call to not only help those in need but have fun celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients. Jesus has given us a way to give to Him as we give to the people of our community. We are grateful. Thank you to Him and to the community who supports Proclaiming Grace Outreach.