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St. David's Outreach Ministry

April 30, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: We collected 25 items last week (Low Sunday!), for a total of 225 so far in April. With one more Sunday to go, it will be a good month. MOTHERS' DAY, (May 14) is only two weeks away! That is when we have our special collection for A BABY CENTER, another Cape Cod Council of Churches program. It helps babies in need. As always, DIAPERS, sizes 4, 5, and 6 are at the top of the list. Other needed items are: Diaper Rash Cream, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, Baby Wash Cloths (all available at The Dollar Store), and lightweight Pajamas and Clothing, sizes 2T - 5T. Please, no food, toys or WIPES! Hope you can take advantage of sales and coupons. Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham

April 23, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last Sunday (Easter), we collected 58 items. That gives us a total of 200 so far for April. As we have two Sundays to go, it should be a good month. The new list of requests from the Pantry includes: Canned or Cups of Fruit; Juice Boxes, Granola Bars; Spam or Chili; Salad Dressing; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Corn Bread Mix and Hamburger Helper.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Mothers' Day, when we have our special collection for A Baby Center, is only three weeks away. It's not too soon to take advantage of sales and coupons and to start stocking up on DIAPERS! Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham

April 16, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: A LOT of cereal came in last week. It made up the biggest part of the 70 items collected. We have a new list of requests from the Pantry. They are: Canned or Cups of Fruit; Juice Boxes, Granola Bars; Spam or Chili; Salad Dressing; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Corn Bread Mix and Hamburger Helper. ADVANCE NOTICE: Mothers' Day, when we have our special collection for A Baby Center, is only four weeks away. It's not too soon to take advantage of sales and coupons and to start stocking up on DIAPERS! Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham

April 9, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: April got off to a very good start with a collection of 72 items last week. Today is FOCUS SUNDAY. If you forgot to bring CEREAL, next week will do just as well. Cereal, like all the other items the Food Pantry requests, cannot had free from the USDA and the Boston Food Bank, or bought at a discount. so our help is really needed!. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

April 2, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week, we collected 61 items. That makes our total for March 277. We have now done better than last year for three months in a row. Way to go! Next week is FOCUS SUNDAY; we will be concentrating on CEREALS. This can be an expensive item, so I hope you have been watching out for coupons and sales. Cereal is one of the items which the Food Pantry cannot get free from the USDA and the Boston Food Bank, or buy at a discount. Therefore, our help is very welcome. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

March 26, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week, we collected 62 items. Our total for March so far is 216. That is already more than all of March last year! FOCUS SUNDAY, April 9th is CEREALS. This can be an expensive item, so I hope you will watch out for coupons and sales and find a good deal. Other items needed by "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" are: Mayo, Mustard, Salad Dressing; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper; Baked Beans; Chef Boyardee; Canned Ham; Boxed Potatoes; Spaghetti Sauce and Coffee . Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

March 19, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: AMAZING! Last week, we collected 114 items; it has been quite a while since we received as many on a regular FOCUS SUNDAY. Here is the new list of items needed by "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry": Mayo, Mustard, Salad Dressing; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper; Baked Beans; Chef Boyardee; Canned Ham; Boxed Potatoes; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee and Cereal. Keep an eye out for coupons and sales so that you are ready to bring in an item each week. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

March 12, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Today is FOCUS SUNDAY. Hope you remembered to bring canned soup. Last week, we received 40 items. "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" has sent out a new list for Early Spring. Many of the items are the same but there are different ones as well. The Pantry needs help with the following: Mayo, Mustard, Salad Dressing; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper; Baked Beans; Chef Boyardee; Canned Ham; Boxed Potatoes; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal. I encourage you to bring in an item each week. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

March 5, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: As for The Food Collection, February went out like a lion! Last week, we received 92 items, which gave us a total of 264 for the month, 66 more than in February last year. "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" is grateful as this is their busiest time of the year. I encourage you to bring in something each week from the following list. The Pantry needs: Anything Chef Boyardee, Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. REMINDER! Next Sunday, March 12, is FOCUS SUNDAY; we will be concentrating on SOUP. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

February 26, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week, we received 61 items, which gives us a total of 172 items with this week still to go. We should certainly pass last February's total of 198. In January, we were 31 items more than last year, so we are doing very well. "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" is grateful as this is their busiest time of the year. I encourage you to bring in something each week from the following list. The Pantry needs: Anything Chef Boyardee, Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. ADVANCE NOTICE: March 12 is our next FOCUS SUNDAY and we will be concentrating on SOUP. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

February 12, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: OOPS! Last week I reminded you that FOCUS SUNDAY would be in two weeks. However, as this is the second Sunday of the month, it is officially today. If you didn't bring BAKED BEANS this morning, next week will be fine. As you know, this is the busiest time of the year for "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" so I hope you will try to bring in something each week from the following list. The Pantry needs: anything Chef Boyardee, Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

February 5, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: After a slow start, January finished with a flourish. Last Sunday, we collected 73 items which gives us a total of 212 for the month. This compares well with 174 for January last year. This is the busiest time of the year for "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" so I hope you will try to bring in something each week from the following list. The Pantry needs: Anything Chef Boyardee, Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. REMEMBER!: February's FOCUS SUNDAY is in two weeks. We will be concentrating on BAKED BEANS, so keep an eye out for coupons and sales. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

January 29, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last Sunday, we collected 58 items, giving us a total so far of 139 for January. Check in next week to see if we do as well as last year when we collected 174 items for the month. This is the busiest time of the year for "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" so I hope you will try to bring in something each week from the following list. The Pantry needs: Anything Chef Boyardee, Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup.

ADVANCE NOTICE: February's FOCUS SUNDAY is on the 12th. We will be concentrating on BAKED BEANS, so keep an eye out for coupons and sales. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

January 22, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last Sunday, we collected 61 items, to make a total of 81 for January. This is the busiest time of the year for "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" and we have one week left to get the total of items up for this month. Let's do our best! The Pantry needs: Anything Chef Boyardee, Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. ADVANCE NOTICE: February's FOCUS SUNDAY is on the 12th. We will be concentrating on BAKED BEANS, so keep an eye out for coupons and sales. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

January 15, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Today, was supposed to be Part Two of FOCUS SUNDAY, concentrating on "ANYTHING CHEF BOYARDEE". However, last weekend's weather spoiled that plan. As This is the busiest time of the year for "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry", let’s do our best to get the total of items for January up over the next two weeks. At this time, the Pantry also needs: Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; WE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR INFIRM OR IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS: Alex Baker, Jeffrey Baker, Linda Johnston, David Reid, Karen Rowe, Jamie Russell, Monica Schmidt, Joan Semedo, Sally Walker, Grace McGill-Gora, and Betty Norton. and WE PRAY FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF ST. DAVID’S: Tyler Baker, Bob & Sue Shaw, Mark Halvorsen, Matt Halvorsen and Bill Heins, and Rev. John M. Balcom who died this week. Please contact the office with your requests. Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. 2016 WRAP UP: The total of food items for December was 80, giving a grand total for the year of 2699. We also received $410.00 in Food Cards and $190.00 in cash. It shows what we can do when we work together. If you do not already participate, I invite you to do so! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham.


January 8, 2017

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Today, the second Sunday of the month, is officially FOCUS SUNDAY. However as it came so early, next Sunday, January 15th, will also be Focus Sunday and you can bring "ANYTHING CHEF BOYARDEE" then. This is the busiest time of the year for "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" so let's do our best. Over the winter, other needs are: Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup.

2016 WRAP UP: The total of food items for December was 80, giving a grand total for the year of 2699. We also received $410.00 in Food Cards and $190.00 in cash. It shows what we can do when we work together. If you do not already participate, I invite you to do so! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham



December 25, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last Sunday we received 17 food items for "The Hands of Hope Food Pantry" as well as a package of 21 diapers and two baby blankets for "A Baby Center". The diaper total is now 1314! Over the winter, the Food Pantry needs: Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. Lots of Choice!

HELP NEEDED: Each Sunday someone collects the food items, counts them and sometime during the next week delivers them to the Hands of Hope Food Pantry on Rte 28 near the Dennis/Harwich line. More of these people are needed. Could you help? Your turn would come up one Sunday every two months. Please contact me at 508-393-7450 or see me at church. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

December 18, 2016

Reminder: Over the winter the Food Pantry needs: Soup; Canned Pineapple, Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken; Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup.  Lots of Choice!

Help Needed: Eaxh Sunday someone collects the foot items and delivers them to the Hands of Hope Food Pantry on Rd 28 near the Dennis/Harwich line.  More people are needed   Can you help?  Call Elizabeth Rixham at 508-393-7450.


December 11, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Today is our annual Christmas collection for A BABY CENTER, another Cape Cod Council of Churches program. It helps babies in need. Hope you remembered to bring one of the requested items. If you forgot, next week will do just as well. Last Sunday we collected 41 food items. Over the winter the Food Pantry needs: Soup; Canned Pineapple; Pasta and Spaghetti; Hamburger Helper; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Canned Chicken, Ham or Spam; Spaghetti Sauce; Coffee; Cereal and Ketchup. Lots of Choice! Thanks Elizabeth Rixham

December 4, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Next Sunday, DECEMBER 11th we are not collecting food, but items for babies. It's our annual Christmas collection for A BABY CENTER, another Cape Cod Council of Churches program. It helps babies in need. As always the biggest need is for DIAPERS (sizes 4, 5, 6). Also requested are: winter jackets (2T - 5T); pajamas (newborn - 5T); Baby Wash; and Desitin Diaper Rash Cream. WIPES are NOT needed this time. "Huggies donated a gazillion of them." Hope you are watching out for coupons and sales! Last Sunday we collected 25 food items, making our total 272 for November. Elizabeth Rixham

November 27, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: We finished FOCUS FOUR on a high note with a collection of 77 food items and $65 in turkey food cards. Our grand totals are 352 food items and $360 in turkey food cards. Thanks to everyone who participated. The Food Pantry volunteers are always happy to see a St. David's delivery person. Can you guess what our next big project is? It's our Christmas collection for A BABY CENTER, another Cape Cod Council of Churches program. It helps babies in need. This will happen on Sunday, December 11th. As always the biggest need is for DIAPERS (sizes 4, 5, 6). Also requested are: winter jackets (2T - 5T); pajamas (newborn - 5T); Baby Wash; and Desitin Diaper Rash Cream. WIPES are NOT needed this time. "Huggies donated a gazillion of them." Elizabeth Rixham.

November 20, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: NINETY-FIVE AND NINETY-FIVE! Last week, we collected 95 food items and $95 in food cards which will be used to buy turkeys. Our totals as of last week are 275 food items and $295 in turkey cards. Today is the last Sunday of FOCUS FOUR. You can still buy grocery store gift cards for $10, $20 or $25 for turkeys at the DYECH Table after each service today. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. Stay tuned for the grand totals next week. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham.

November 13, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: FOCUS FOUR did well again last week. We collected another 75 items for a total of 180 so far. We also added $60.00 more in grocery store food cards for a total of $200.00. These will be used to buy turkeys. Our collection for Thanksgiving dinners continues through Sunday, Nov. 20th. We are concentrating on the following: Stovetop Stuffing; Cornbread or Quick Bread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. Grocery Store gift cards for $10, $20 or $25 for turkeys can be purchased at the DYECH Table after each service on Sundays. Special envelope will be there for collecting them. There is one more week to go. Let's keep up the good work! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham.

November 6, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: WOW! FOCUS FOUR got off to a great start. We collected 105 items as well as $140.00 in grocery store food cards which will be used to buy turkeys. Our collection for Thanksgiving dinners continues through Sunday, November 20th . We are concentrating on the following: Stovetop Stuffing; Cornbread or Quick Bread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. Hope you are still looking for good deals on these items and are prepared to contribute the next two weeks. Grocery Store gift cards for $10, $20 or $25 for turkeys can be purchased at the DYECH Table after each service on Sundays. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. Let's keep up the good work! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham.

October 30, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: TODAY is the first Sunday of our FOCUS FOUR collection for Holiday Dinners. Nov. 6, 13 and 20, we will continue collecting Stuffing; Cornbread or Quick Bread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. Grocery Store gift cards for $10, $20 or $25 for turkeys can be purchased at the DYECH table after each service on Sundays. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. The total for last Sunday is 69 items. With today's collection, we may well surpass last Oct.'s total! Thanks to all of you who support the Food Pantry. Elizabeth Rixham

October 23, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: NEXT WEEK is the first Sunday of our FOCUS FOUR collection for Holiday Dinners. On October 30th and the first three Sundays of November, we will be concentrating on: Stovetop Stuffing; Cornbread or Quick Bread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. Hope you have been looking for good deals on these items and have been stocking up. Grocery store gift cards for $10 or $25 for turkeys will help as well. They can be purchased at the DYECH Table after each service on Sundays, starting October 30th. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. The combined total for the last two Sundays is 118 items. Thanks to all of you who support the Food Pantry. Elizabeth Rixham

October 16, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: It is only two weeks until our FOCUS FOUR collection for Holiday Dinners begins. On Sunday, October 30th and the first three Sundays of November, we will be collecting: Stovetop Stuffing; Cornbread or Quick Bread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. It is time to start looking for good deals on these items so that you can stock up and be ready to contribute. Grocery store gift cards for $10 or $25 for turkeys will help as well. They can be purchased at the DYECH Table after each service on Sundays, starting October 30th. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. Thanks to all of you who support the Food Pantry. Elizabeth Rixham

October 9, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week, on FOCUS SUNDAY, we collected 59 items, a very good start to the month. October is a special month as it has TWO Focus Sundays. The second one is on October 30th when we begin our FOCUS FOUR collection for Holiday Dinners. On that day and the first three Sundays of November, we will be collecting: Stovetop Stuffing; Cornbread or Quick Bread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. It is time to start looking for good deals on these items so that you can stock up and be ready to contribute. Grocery store gift cards for $10 or $25 for turkeys will help as well. They can be purchased at the DYECH Table after each service on Sundays, starting October 30th. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. Thanks to all of you who support the Food Pantry. Elizabeth Rixham

October 2, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT:  September was a good month! We collected 283 items, 45 more than last September. NEXT WEEK, October 9th, the second Sunday of the month is FOCUS SUNDAY. We will be concentrating on CANNED FRUIT. However October has two Focus Sundays. The other is on October 30th when we begin our FOCUS FOUR collection for Holiday Dinners. On that day and the first three Sundays of November, we will be collecting: Stovetop Stuffing; Cornbread or Quick Bread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. It is time to start looking for good deals on these items so that you can stock up and be ready to contribute. Grocery store gift cards for $10 or $25 for turkeys will help as well. They can be purchased at the DYECH Table after each service on Sundays, starting October 30th. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. Thanks to all of you who support the Food Pantry. St David's is well known there and very much appreciated. Elizabeth Rixham

September 25, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: WHAT A HAUL! As of September 18th, we collected 235 ITEMS! September was a good month. October is a special month. It has TWO Focus Sundays. The first is the usual one on the second Sunday of the month, October 9th when we will be concentrating on CANNED FRUIT. The other is on October 30th when we begin our FOCUS FOUR collection for Holiday Dinners. On that day and the first three Sundays of November, we will be collecting: Stovetop Stuffing; Cornbread or Quickbread Mix; Boxed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Coffee; Pickles and Olives. It is time to start looking for good deals on these items so that you can stock up and be ready to contribute. Grocery store gift cards for $10 or $25 for turkeys will help as well. They can be purchased at the DYECH Table after each service on Sundays, starting October 30th. There will be a special envelope there for collecting them. Thanks to all of you who support the Food Pantry. St David's is well known there and very much appreciated. Elizabeth Rixham

September 18, 2016

DYECH CARING GIFT CARDS: September 11th our sales total was $2,305. That, added to the first weeks’ sales, totaled around $5,000. Most of the churches in the DYECH community don’t do that in a month! They want to know how we do it!!! Please keep it up. Here’s another HAC story of how our funds help out: “Maria and her baby son have been staying with a friend since she graduated from an addiction treatment program. Her friend’s landlord let her know that she’d be evicted if Maria and the baby didn’t find somewhere else to go. Prevention was able to assist her with funds towards a deposit on her own place.” Please continue purchasing our cards…..there are so many who need our help.

September 11, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: TODAY is the second Sunday of September. That means it is FOCUS SUNDAY. Hope you remembered to bring something "CHEF BOYARDEE.” September got off to a good start with the collection of 63 items last Sunday! The Pantry's latest list of requests also includes: Oatmeal; Jelly or Jam; Bisquick or Baking Mix; Baked Beans; Pasta; Coffee; Crackers or Granola Bars. Please keep an eye out for good deals on these items so that you can stock up. Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham

September 4, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last Sunday we collected 55 items. That makes a total of 209 for the first three weeks of August. We are well on our way to surpassing last August's total of 242 items. ADVANCE NOTICE: It is nearly CHEF BOYARDEE time again. That's what we will be collecting on September 11th, the next FOCUS SUNDAY. The Pantry's latest list of requests also includes: Oatmeal; Jelly or Jam; Bisquick or Baking Mix; Baked Beans; Pasta; Coffee; Crackers or Granola Bars. Please keep an eye out for sales and coupons so you can get some good deals on these items. Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham

August 28, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last Sunday we collected 55 items. That makes a total of 209 for the first three weeks of August. We are well on our way to surpassing last August's total of 242 items. ADVANCE NOTICE: It is nearly CHEF BOYARDEE time again. That's what we will be collecting on September 11th, the next FOCUS SUNDAY.

The Pantry's latest list of requests also includes: Oatmeal; Jelly or Jam; Bisquick or Baking Mix; Baked Beans; Pasta; Coffee; Crackers or Granola Bars. Please keep an eye out for sales and coupons so you can get some good deals on these items. Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham


August 14, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Today is FOCUS SUNDAY. Hope you remembered to bring cans of SOUP! Soup is one of the items which the Pantry can provide because of donations from people like us. August got off to a great start. Last Sunday, we collected 66 ITEMS. Let's keep up the good work! Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham

August 7, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: We did it! Last week we collected 58 items for a total of 228 for July. That compares very well with the 171 last July, which also had five weeks. NEXT WEEK, August 14, is FOCUS SUNDAY! We are concentrating on SOUPS. Remember to check for coupons and sales so that you can stock up! Soup is one of the items which the Pantry can provide because of donations from people like us. Let’s do our best! Thanks, Elizabeth Rixham

July 31, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: We are getting there!  Last week we collected 52 items for a total of 170 so far this month.  July is looking good!   ADVANCE NOTICE:  FOCUS SUNDAY will be August 14th.  We are concentrating on SOUPS.   Other items which the Pantry needs over the summer are: Oatmeal; Jelly or Jam; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Pasta; Coffee; Crackers and Granola Bars. None of these items comes free from the State or the USDA, or at a reduced price from the Greater Boston Food Bank.  The Pantry depends on US! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

July 24, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week, we picked up the pace a little and collected 41 items. We have one week left in July so I hope we will be able to finish the month with a respectable total. Other items which the Pantry needs over the summer are: Oatmeal; Soup; Jelly or Jam; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Pasta; Coffee; Crackers and Granola Bars. None of these items comes free from the State or the USDA, or at a reduced price from the Greater Boston Food Bank. The Pantry depends on US! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

July 17, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week on FOCUS SUNDAY we collected 60 items for a total of 77 so far this month. Fortunately there are five Sundays in July so we should be able to finish the month with a respectable total. Other items which the Pantry needs over the summer are: Oatmeal; Soup; Jelly or Jam; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Pasta; Coffee; and Crackers and Granola Bars. None of these items come free from the State, the USDA or the Greater Boston Food Bank. The Pantry depends on US! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

July 10, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT:  It's FOCUS SUNDAY today.  Hope you remembered to bring KETCHUP, MUSTARD or MAYO.   Last Sunday we collected only 17 items. Fortunately there are five Sundays in July so we should be able to finish the month with a respectable total.   Other items which the Pantry needs over the summer are: Oatmeal; Soup; Jelly or Jam; Chef Boyardee; Baked Beans; Pasta; Coffee; and Crackers and Granola Bars.  Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

July 3, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Can you believe it?  It's FOCUS SUNDAY again next week, On July 10th, we will be concentrating on KETCHUP, MUSTARD & MAYO. Last week, we collected only 26 items.  I suspect most of us were working on remembering to come at 9:00 and not on remembering to bring food items.  However, our total for June of 193 compares well with the total of 179 for the same month last year.  By the way, wasn't that a wonderful farewell service and reception for Cynthia? Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

June 26, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week, we collected 61 items. That gives us a total of 177 items so far this month. June is looking good. I'll give you the total for the month next week and we will see how it compares with last year.
Hope you are keeping an eye out for sales and coupons for the following: Cereal, Juice Boxes for Kids, Jelly or Jam, Chef Boyardee, Pasta Sauce, Pasta or Spaghetti, Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo, and Relish. These are the items which the Pantry especially needs at this time. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham


June 19, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week on FOCUS SUNDAY, we collected 67 items. That gives us a total of 116 items so far in June.

Hope you are keeping an eye out for sales and coupons for the following: Cereal, Juice Boxes for Kids, Jelly or Jam, Chef Boyardee, Pasta Sauce, Pasta or Spaghetti, Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo, and Relish. These are the items which the Pantry especially needs at this time. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham


June 12

FOOD BASKET REPORT: TODAY IS FOCUS SUNDAY! Hope you remembered to bring BAKED BEANS. If not, you can still take advantage of a sale at Stop and Shop and bring in some cans next week. Last week, June got off to a good start with a collection of 49 items. The Pantry is also in great need of the following: Cereal, Juice Boxes for Kids, Jelly or Jam, Chef Boyardee, Pasta Sauce, Pasta or Spaghetti, Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo, and Relish. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

June 5, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: NEXT WEEK, JUNE 12, IS FOCUS SUNDAY! We are collecting BAKED BEANS. Hope you have been checking for coupons and sales, and are stocked up and ready to go. LETS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! PS Last week we received 37 food items which gives us a total of 179 for May. This compares well with last May which also had five weeks. The total then was 137.Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

May 29, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: BETTER NEWS! We received 54 food items last week; we have a total of 142 so far in May. ADVANCE NOTICE: On FOCUS SUNDAY, June 12, we will be collecting BAKED BEANS. Remember to look for coupons and sales, so you can stock up. The Food Pantry also needs Cereal, Juice Boxes for Kids, Healthy School Snacks, Chef Boyardee, and Canned Pineapple at this time. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

May 22, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: The GOOD NEWS is that we received 2 more packages of diapers (total 120) as well as $50 for A BABY CENTER. The NOT SO GOOD NEWS is that there were only 15 food items. Fortunately, we have today and next Sunday to pick up the pace. At this time, the Food Pantry especially needs Cereal, Juice Boxes for Kids, Healthy School Snacks, Chef Boyardee, Baked Beans and Canned Pineapple.
Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham


May 8, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: TODAY IS MOTHER'S DAY.
That means it is the day of our a special collection for A BABY CENTER, a Cape Cod Council of Churches' program for babies in need. If you forgot to bring something, next week will be fine. The biggest need is DIAPERS, especially sizes 5 and 6 (no sizes 1 or 2 please). ABC also welcomes money so it can buy diapers. If you wish to write a check, please make it out to St. David's with ABC in the memo.
Last week, we collected 41 food items so May is off to a good start. The Food Pantry especially needs Cereal, Juice Boxes for Kids, Healthy School Snacks, Chef Boyardee, Baked Beans and Canned Pineapple.
Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham


April 24, 2016
FOOD BASKET REPORT: MOTHER'S DAY IS IN TWO WEEKS! On Sunday, May 8th, we will once again be collecting items for A BABY CENTER, a Cape Cod Council of Churches' program for babies in need. The biggest need is DIAPERS, especially sizes 5 and 6 (no sizes 1 or 2 please). Also requested are: BABY WIPES, BABY WASH, DIAPER RASH CREAM and PAJAMAS up to size 3T. ABC also welcomes money so it can buy diapers. If you wish to write a check, please make it out to St. David's with ABC in the memo. We have always done well with this special collection, and our efforts are very much appreciated. LETS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!


PS We collected 94 food items last week; that makes a total of 227 so far for April! Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

April 17, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week on FOCUS SUNDAY we collected 103 items. WAY TO GO!! Thanks to all who contributed.

It's not too soon to start preparing for our Mothers' Day (May 8) collection for "A BABY CENTER". As always, DIAPERS are the most needed item. I hope you will take advantage of sales and coupons and be ready to give the same strong support to ABC as we have done in the past.
Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

April 10, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last Sunday, we collected 30 items. Considering the bad weather and low attendance, that was a good result.
TODAY is FOCUS SUNDAY . Hope you remembered to bring CEREALS!
If not, next week will do just as well.
REMINDER: Other items which the Food Pantry needs at this time are: Small Vegetable or Canola Cooking Oil; Healthy School Snacks; Chili, Stew, Spam, Chef Boy R Dee, Canned Corn; Canned Pineapple; Pasta Sauce; Pasta or Spaghetti; Jelly; Coffee, and Crackers or Cookies.
Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

April 3, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: MARCH WAS A GOOD MONTH! Last Sunday, we collected 50 items which gives us a total of 275 . This is much better than the total for February of 198 items. Next week, APRIL 10TH is FOCUS SUNDAY . We will be concentrating on CEREALS. Let's keep up the good work! REMINDER: Other items which the Food Pantry needs at this time are: Small Vegetable or Canola Cooking Oil; Healthy School Snacks; Chili, Stew, Spam, Chef Boy R Dee, Canned Corn; Canned Pineapple; Pasta Sauce; Pasta or Spaghetti; Jelly; Coffee, and Crackers or Cookies. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

March 27, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT:  GOOD NEWS AGAIN! 
 Last Sunday, we collected 48 items.  We now have a total of 225  so far in March. This compares very well with the total for all of February of 198 items. 

Next month's FOCUS SUNDAY is APRIL 10th. We will be concentrating on CEREALS. Let's keep up the good work! 

REMINDER: Other items which the Food Pantry needs at this time are:   Small Vegetable or Canola Cooking Oil; Healthy School Snacks; Chili, Stew, Spam, Chef Boy R Dee, Canned Corn; Canned Pineapple; Pasta Sauce; Pasta or Spaghetti; Jelly; Coffee, and Crackers or Cookies. 

Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham



March 20, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT:
THE GOOD NEWS CONTINUES! Last week, on FOCUS SUNDAY we collected 110 items. That gives us a total of 187 items so far in March.
REMINDER: Other items which the Food Pantry needs at this time are: Cereal; Small Vegetable or Canola Cooking Oil; Healthy School Snacks; Chili, Stew, Spam, Chef Boy R Dee, Canned Corn; Canned Pineapple; Pasta Sauce; Pasta or Spaghetti; Jelly; Coffee, and Crackers or Cookies.
Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

March 13, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS! Last week we collected 77 items and it wasn't even FOCUS SUNDAY. That's today. Hope you remembered to bring cans of soup.
Here is the list of other items which the Food Pantry requests at this time: Cereal; Small Vegetable or Canola Cooking Oil; Healthy School Snacks; Chili, Stew, Spam, Chef Boy R Dee, Canned Corn; Canned Pineapple; Pasta Sauce; Pasta or Spaghetti; Jelly; Coffee, and Crackers or Cookies. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham

March 6, 2016
FOOD BASKET REPORT: MORE GOOD NEWS! Last week we collected 39 items which gives us a total of 198 for February. This is an increase over January's total of 174 items.

REMINDER: Next week, SUNDAY, MARCH 13, is FOCUS SUNDAY. We are collecting SOUP. Hope you have been taking advantage of the sales on soups in the supermarkets and are prepared to bring multiple cans. Store brands are fine. Thanks.
Elizabeth Rixham.

February 28, 2016


FOOD BASKET REPORT: GOOD NEWS! Last week we collected 79 items which gives us a total of 159 so far this month. This compares well with a three week total in February, 2015 of 170 items.
ADVANCE NOTICE: In two weeks, on SUNDAY, MARCH 13, it will be FOCUS SUNDAY again. This time, we are collecting SOUP. There are sales on soups in the supermarkets so I hope you will stock up and be prepared to bring multiple cans. Store brands are fine. Thanks.
Elizabeth Rixham.


February 21, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Last week on FOCUS SUNDAY, we collected 50 items. This is not bad considering the low attendance due to the brutal  cold. However, our total for the month so far is only 80 items, so we have some making up to do. I encourage you to watch for sales and coupons so you can stock up on the items the Food Pantry needs and be ready to bring something each week. They are: Juice Boxes and Healthy School Snacks; Canned Chicken; Stew; Spam; Canned Corn; Canned Pineapple; Oatmeal. Store brands are fine. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham.


February 14, 2016

FOOD BASKET REPORT: Today is not only Valentine’s Day it is FOCUS SUNDAY. Hope you remembered to bring PASTA SAUCE, PASTA, or SPAGHETTI!
Last week, we collected 30 items. This is a slow time of the year so I encourage you to watch for sales and coupons so you can stock up on the items the Food Pantry needs and be ready to bring something each week. They are: Juice Boxes and Healthy School Snacks; Canned Chicken; Stew; Spam; Canned Corn; Canned Pineapple; Oatmeal. Store brands are fine. Thanks. Elizabeth Rixham.



   

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