News and Events
Merry Christmas from the Tacoma Stars!
We would like to thank the Tacoma Stars for supporting My Sister's Pantry during your December 18 game. Your collection and delivery of over 100 pounds of food on December 21 made for an even more Merry Christmas for our clients!
And Speaking of Christmas...
December 21 was "Pantry Christmas". In addition to our usual pantry activities, we had a holiday meal complete with ham, green beans, mashed potatoes and pie. We had a gift room set up with toys, hats, gloves, scarves, hygiene packs, and other gift items. Our grocery clients received canned goods and 2-3 pounds of frozen salmon filets.
Lessons and Carols
Thank you to everyone who attended University of Puget Sound's annual Festival of Lessons and Carols on December 6. The Adelphian Concert Choir gave a stirring performance of carols. In the holiday tradition, there were Bible readings, and a moving conclusion with candle lighting and a group singing of Silent Night. Your gifts to the Pantry totaled 275 pounds of food, and $260 cash which will be put to very good use this season.
Mr. Wilson Contest Raises Money for the Pantry
Recently the Wilson High School Cheer Squad held a "Mr. Wilson" contest as a Pantry fundraiser. They posted photos of the contestants, and voting was based on the number of cans of food donated. At the conclusion, Wilson Cheer donated 500 items of food, and several Cheer members will be joining us as volunteers in the coming year. Go Rams!
Thank You for your Generosity!
This is what our shelves looked like at the end of November. There is nothing to worry about. It won’t be this way for long as we have a very generous community that is willing to help.
- Ore Pac has donated 1000 pounds of potatoes.
- UW Tacoma American Cultures class, Puget Sound Revels, and Tacoma Curves have done food collections for us totaling 600 pounds.
- Jefferson and Sherman Elementary schools are doing food drives in December.
- Boeing Employees Credit Union in Tacoma is doing a food drive.
- Northwest Harvest will once again provide salmon for distribution.
- Tacoma Public Utilities employees have provided personal hygiene items.
Recycling Helps Food Banks
- FREE recycling service.
- Uses only 1 parking space. Dimensions are 6' x 5'.
- Raises much needed cash for Local Food Banks.
- Collection bins for magazines, newspaper and mixed paper.
- Community contributions of recyclable materials are turned into funds to help support the hungry.
We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but did you know it can help those in need?
For 16 years and counting the "Food Bank Recycling Program" has raised over $250,000 for local Food Banks, and with your help that amount can continue to grow.
Fibres International Inc. places a community recycling bin for FREE. Materials collected are turned into cash, and proceeds from those materials are donated to the Food Bank of your choice. Quite simply this program is worry-free, we maintain the bins and determine the frequency the bin is serviced. All we need from you is one parking space! Working together we can help the local Food Banks in their goal of helping our community.
For more information on how you can help My Sister's Pantry by recycling, contact Kelly Turner, Recycling Rep at Fibres International at (425) 478-2003 or by email kturner @ fibres.net.