Food Bank & Garden (Page 6)

Food Bank & Garden (Page 6)

Great! 121 Pounds in Food Donations to Arlington Community Services

As Tony, the Tiger would say: “GREAT!”  UUCJ members outdid yourselves for the second week in a row. Carlos delivered 121 pounds of groceries on your behalf to Arlington Community Services. The pictures of the empty shelves helped in making the point that they needed our contributions now and for the next few weeks. We have averaged 82.2 pounds per week since the beginning of the year.  Let’s keep this pace going for a few weeks. Thanks again!

Arlington Community Garden has Saturday Hours!

Our grower, Nichole King, has added Saturday morning to her hours to make it easier for our congregation and the Arlington community to participate in the garden’s efforts of growing food for those in need. She will be there every Saturday from 8:30-11:00 am and would love extra volunteers. Please come to help or just to see how our garden is growing. The garden is located at Tree Hill Nature Center’s amphitheater and bus entrance off Lone Star Road, just…

The Shelves Are Getting Bare at Arlington Community Services

On February 3, Mary Louise Weber, ACS Executive Director, thanked all donor organizations for the January donations. She indicated the Arlington Community shelves are getting bare. ACS is grateful for the holiday food drives, but our neighbors need food in all seasons. Arlington Community Services fed 340 clients, 24 homeless, and assisted 13 clients with rent/JEA. Their current needs are:  canned tuna, canned chicken, canned meat, canned tomatoes, dry potatoes, Hamburger Helper, pasta sides, rice sides, rice, peanut butter, jelly,…

Arlington Community Services Update

We exceeded our goal of 3,000 pounds of food contributions from Sunday collections and the Arlington Community Garden! Thanks to all of you who made that happen. We have raised our goal for 2,020 to 3,200 to continue our practice of service to the Arlington Community via our food contributions. You have donated 117 pounds so far this year, including 8 lbs. from Arlington Community Garden. Donations of 62 pounds per week will put us at 3,200 at the end…

Arlington Community Services Update

A joyous Happy New Year to all! UUCJ members and friends, you contributed 3,115 pounds of groceries to Arlington Community Services during 2019. The 2019 total contributions are high for the four years that we have been tracking donations. Last year’s total includes the produce grown and contributed by Arlington Community Garden. This December, we helped to feed 319 clients, 18 of them homeless, and assisted 15 clients with rent/JEA. Our accumulated total food contributions to ACS for the last…

Hooray! 3,014 pounds in Arlington Community Services Contributions!

Thanks to you for continuing your Sunday contributions and to the Arlington Community Garden for their donations to Arlington Community Services.  UUCJ has matched its previous high of 3,000 pounds achieved in 2017.  We have three more opportunities to donate food toward ACS: the next two Sundays and Christmas Eve. Remember, on Christmas Eve we will be taking groceries, but our goal will be to raise $1,000 in cash to support the ACS efforts to help with utility and rent…

3,000 pounds and $1,000 for Arlington Community Services – We can do this!

This week we delivered 72 pounds toward our goal of donating 3,000 pounds of food contributions. We were also able to honor the ACS request for slightly used children’s books — Karen Smith-Scott donated over a dozen new children’s books that were in excess because Little Library was well supplied. Thanks for reading notices that ACS sends to us on their needs. On Christmas Eve, we will be taking up a Special Collection for ACS. We are hoping that the…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for keeping contributions coming.  You started December with 67 lbs. on Sunday, and the Arlington Community Garden indicated they donated 6 pounds of fresh produce in November and 21 pounds in October.  If we can pull off a couple of 100-pound Sundays, we will be creeping toward donating 3,300 pounds, or maybe 3,500 is possible this year. Mary Louise Weber, executive director of Arlington Community Services, sent us this message of thanks and has identified their most significant needs…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks again for your contributions — you exceeded 100 pounds (105) for the second time in November! Donations this month have been 56, 110, 77, and 105.  Thanks for the uptick in contributions as Arlington Community Services continues to feed less fortunate in Arlington Community. Our YTD total is  2,784 pounds that includes Sunday and Arlington Community Garden donations.

Arlington Community Services Update

You are all on a roll! UUCJ Members and Friends donated 110 pounds of groceries this week, bringing the YTD total to 2,602 lbs. You gave 56 lbs. last week. I project that we keep this pace that we will exceed our goal of contributing over 3,000 pounds. The cupboards are still bare at Arlington Community Services. How about another 100 pounds next week? Thanks for helping feed those who are less fortunate.