The Good Neighbor Food Pantry Woodstock
Planned Events and items of special interest for our patrons
1.Beginning Thursday, January 3rd, the pantry will be open on Thursday afternoons instead of Thursday mornings.
2.The new Thursday hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I’m sure you’ve seen the news about today’s government shutdown and you must be concerned about the impact on hungry families, including those benefiting from Federal Nutrition programs. Thankfully, assistance programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps), will continue operating and eligible households will receive monthly benefits for the month of October.
However, the crisis for Americans struggling with hunger still looms. Just two weeks ago, the House passed a bill that cuts nearly $40 billion from SNAP, resulting in more than 1.5 billion meals lost in fiscal year 2014. This is on top of impending cuts that impact all SNAP participants starting in November 2013. The combined cuts would lead to more than 3 billion meals lost exceeding what the Feeding America network of food banks secures and distributes in an entire year.
Faced with such an uncertain future, more children, seniors, and families may need to rely on the Feeding America network of food banks for their next meal. Feeding America will continue to secure and deliver meals to children, seniors and families in need with the help of friends like you.
When you donate to Feeding America your gift makes a big impact -- every dollar you donate helps provide 8 meals to families struggling with hunger. Your contribution will help put food on the table for those who would be impacted by potential cuts in the SNAP program.
WE Need Your Help
We are in need of metal shelving for our storage room. If you have or know someone who has some of this shelving and wants to get rid of it or is willing to donate it please give us a call or email us with the details. Thanks in advance, it will go to good use.