|Social Ministries Notes
Food Pantry: In February, the All Saints Food Pantry had its annual inspection from the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Not surprisingly, we earned a glowing report. I think the inspector captured the spirit of our pantry very well, and I share it with you below:
"I had a wonderful time visiting your community's client choice pantry, wow! Larry Camp was kind enough to give me a thorough tour and introduce me to the many amazing volunteers that make this pantry such a success. Very organized operation, finely tuned into such a wonderful communal experience for the clients." Annie Loe, Agency Services Coordinator
April Showers: Also in February, early service parishioners, along with our rector and deacon, prepared lunches for April Showers and also Sacred Space. Father Justin and new parishioner Louise Dombrowski then toured April Showers in operation - another well run, welcoming program. The program needs volunteers and street worthy men's pants in all sizes.
There will be an April Showers fundraiser. The annual event will be an evening of blues/jazz and dancing. Saturday April 9, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 14235 Bancroft Ave. More details to follow.
Warming Center: Thanks to Donna Lack and family and also friend of the parish Kathleen Kennedy for supplying the food and friendship for our only opportunity to serve this past month.
Social Ministries for 2016: The Team will have met just before publication of this newsletter. Keep an eye on this space next month for a report on what's to come in 2016.