We have had another miracle! When we left the last distribution our cupboards were bare, but last week the Publix elves appeared and announced they had 6 pallets of food from their area Holiday Food Drive. If you’re not sure what 6 pallets of food looks like – check out the picture. You may notice you can’t see the top of the column in some cases. We made almost 3 trips with 3 trucks to pick up the food and volunteers took over 3 hours to store the food on the pallets. We are back in business! Everyone will be happy this holiday season.
Send up prayers for Tom – our food on the stage coordinator, number deliverer, etc, etc. He had cataracts surgery today. Love from everyone, Tom!
I hope you can come help be part of the activities this weekend. We especially need help with the heavy work since Tom is taking it easy.
If you’d like to bring cookies for the distribution, we will share them with our clients as they have their coffee.
Wear your Christmas shirt and share the love and joy of the season!
Each year, as South Florida gears up for the holiday season, Publix Supermarkets don the check-out lanes with Food For All donation cards, making it a breeze for patrons to give the gift of food to local families through participating charities. The Perrine Peters UMC food pantry is fortunate to be one of the local organizations that benefits from the bounty and this year’s portion could not have arrived at a better time!
We’ve been squeaking by from distribution to distribution due to shortages in the USDA surplus food pipeline that are being felt throughout the region. A number of holiday food drives and our recent addition of a donation button to this website seeking contributions have kept us going but after each recent distribution, our shelves have been empty.
The call from Publix saying that six pallets of food were packed and waiting at the store around the corner was a holiday blessing! Drivers were enlisted and volunteers scrambled to pickup and stash dozens of cartons of instant potatoes, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit and vegetables and other staples in our pantry.
Thanks to Publix we have a full pantry as we head into the New Year. The Food For All campaign is a wonderful community tradition that definitely hits close the home.
Thank you Publix!