It is hard to believe we have completed our October give out days. But they are over and our statistics, although not completely accurate show that 220 Families have visited and 10 new families were registered. The people category breakdown is: Adults 327 Children 138 and Seniors 120 = 585.
The drive -thru was our means to distribute all the wonderful bags of food. Many thanks to the behind the scenes helpers who packed the various bags and boxes so
we were able to accomplish the distribution in an orderly fashion. If there is any doubt as to if this works it is a resounding yes. Our Governor Wolf has extended the signature verification to the month of March so no one will be coming into our pantry. We will stay the course and ask for good weather in November.
During this time we have lost a wonderful lady, extremely talented and a great dedicated volunteer . Her name is Margaret Gythfeldt and you would always find her in the donated room with her pal Doris Robinson. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with her. We pray she is with her loving God in a place that knows no pain and joy in being with our Father in Heaven forever .Her service is being held in Norman Dean Home for Services, Inc. 16 Righter Ave. Denville, NJ 07834 . Appointed time is 2PM-4PM and the phone number to call 973-627-1880. The home's limit capacity 50-60 . The service will be recorded and available at Margaret's web page at www.normandean,com. Let us pray for Margaret's family as they prepare for this funeral service and may God's blessings heal their sorrow.
Friends and the best group of volunteers I know thank you for continuing to be at the pantry doing the best job we can for our families in need. I see the the responses we receive from our clients and their appreciation for the help they are receiving. People helping people that's what it is all about. Wishing you the rest of the month to enjoy and maybe the best Fall Season ever.
Thank you for all you do.