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Shop for Yourself, Help My Sister's Pantry
You may already know that when you use the GoodSearch and GoodShop tools on our site to find things or make purchases that My Sister's Pantry receives donations as a result. Now you have another option to help the Pantry this holiday season.
You will smile, your family will smile, and our patrons will smile. Instead of simply shopping at Amazon.com, support My Sister's Pantry by using AmazonSmile. Your purchases are just as simple, and if you buy a qualifying item, My Sister's Pantry benefits! What could be easier?
Black Friday? Cyber Monday? How about Giving Tuesday?
You have all heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know about Giving Tuesday? The date is Tuesday, December 3 and it designated for giving to your favorite non-profit. We hope you consider My Sister’s Pantry as a favorite non-profit. The good news is that we accept donations not only throughout the season, but any time of year. Monetary donations may be made with a check to the Pantry or very easily by using the PayPal donation button on this page.
The Pantry Gives Thanks
Members of the Westgate Curves did a food drive for us in March. This November they are doing an extra drive because they are aware of the cuts to food stamps. To date they have donated over 200 pounds of food.
Two hundred must be a special number. What else can explain how the First Battalion 37 Field Artillery Bravo Battery donated 200 pounds of food as well? Their food drive continues through the end of November.
Lawyers Helping Hungry Children held their annual fundraising breakfast on November 14th. They collected $13,000, which will go to My Sister’s Pantry and to St. Leo’s Backpack Program.
Thanksgiving at the Pantry was on Monday, November 18. Dinner included turkey donated by Milgard Manufacturing, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables and pumpkin pie. Clients went home with small whole chickens and items to go along with a chicken dinner. Our clothing bank was fully stocked so folks left with warm clothing as well. Over 150 people dined with us on Monday, and 150 families received much-needed groceries.
The Pantry is not open on Saturday in December. We will be open the 1st and 3rd Monday from 5 until 7 pm.
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.