I am happy to report that as of today, March 6 we have provided needed food support to 20 children over 1 school vacation week and 3 weekends, providing 320 breakfasts and 320 lunches during times when these children may have gone without. Pretty great, hunh?
But don’t take my word for it. On Monday, March 2, Nurse Maureen received the following email message: “Hi I would just like to contact you to say thank you for the PHA THRIVE program. Its is so nice of you guys and it has helped us. … Thank you again so much.”
Meanwhile, though we started off pretty rough, and without much help from the winter weather, the process is getting better and a bit smoother each week. Our patron saints at Food For Free upped their contribution with two cases of 100% juice boxes to accompany our weekly produce allocation. (Have I mentioned yet today how much I LOVE Food for Free?) And we’ve worked out some better systems for packaging and distribution. Just take a look at the neat packages put together for today.
Next up – we’re working on a variety of fundraising ideas for the spring. Not to give anything away but one of them involves hors d’oeuvres and drinks of the adult variety in a local establishment that starts with “Inde..”. Another involves a night out listening to music performed by our own Ms. D and her band in another adult venue. Stay tuned, and quietly chant “hunger free PHA”…