Community Mission Food Pantry: Taking Stock of the Situation
Whether the Shelves are Empty then Full
Photos courtesy of Mike Eddy
Full Shelves After Shopping and Stocking
Or if the Shelves are Full then Empty
Photo courtesy of Mike Eddy
Empty Shelves waiting to be filled again.
Either Way - God is at Work: When the shelves are empty - it is time for the committee to go shopping - usually twice a month using donated funds to purchase foods and supplies from Second Harvest. Or volunteers will stock the shelves with donated items which cannot be purchased at Second Harvest. Then the shelves are full. But if they stayed full, what would be the point? On monthly Distribution days boxes of food are prepared from all the items in the "pantry" and shared with those in our area, so the shelves go from being full to empty again. Empty yourself in service to others only to be filled again. "When I was hungry, you fed me."