Pantry Statistics for January 15, 2022
“Pop the Trunk” Delivery
# Households Served 63
Total Individuals 145
Estimated Average Weight of Groceries Distributed 24 lbs.
Total Weight of Groceries Distributed 1,680 lbs.
The temperature hovered somewhere around 5 degrees as our band of intrepid volunteers gathered at the St. Michael’s Community House for our distribution of grocery bags. This month our bags included: one dozen eggs, vegetable oil, parmesan cheese, ground meat, onions, carrots, frozen vegetables, canned hash, tuna, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce,
canned fruit, soup.
Our household count was down from December, but we had 4 new patrons, 12 who doubled up with friends and all were grateful for our efforts in seriously cold weather.
In addition to the bags loaded into cars, 26 bags were delivered to residents at Wells Run, Tannery Brook and Bantam Falls to seniors who were unable to come on their own.
Readers may wonder at the significance of the data on the weight of groceries distributed. This measure is admittedly imprecise, but is a metric that funders may request. We arrive at the total by multiplying the average weight by the number of households and add extra bags
to the calculation for large families to whom we give an extra bag and extra supplies of fresh food. This month in anticipation of potentially lower attendance due to the weather, we took the opportunity at the start of our distribution to give extra eggs to those who could use them.
We would be glad to hear from you with general questions or specifics about assisting with our plans during the cold weather and elevated need which likely lie ahead.
Our thank you again to volunteers on January 16 who showed enormous heart and New England spirit serving in punishing cold and coming up with new ways to keep the food and themselves safe from frostbite!
Thank you to all who assist us!