Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thank You from Coventry Food Pantry

Coventry Food Pantry
845 S. Hanover Street
Pottstown, PA 19465
Email: coventryfoodpantry@gmail.com       

November 16, 2015

To the Owen J. Roberts Administration, Teachers, Staff, Parents, PTA’s, Students, and Bus Lot:

The Coventry Food Pantry would like to thank you for your continued support.   We appreciate your generosity and willingness to share with those less fortunate.  Your donations help us to provide food and personal supplies to members of our community that are in need on a monthly basis.

As you know The Coventry Food Pantry is a 501c organization.  We are run by volunteers and have been serving the Owen J. Roberts community from the basement of the North Coventry Township building for 43 years.  As a provider of The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the State Food Purchase Program for Northern Chester County we are assisting an average of 85 families a month that are considered food insecure.  In 2013 we began the weekend backpack program in your school district to provide food for students identified as going hungry over the weekend by school officials.  This program is currently running in all the OJR Elementary schools as well as the middle and high school.  We have 55 students enrolled so for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Kira Rumpp for organizing the “Make a Difference Day” collection, Cindy for driving the bus, and the high school wrestling team for the man power to unload all those boxes of food.  The OJR school district does so much to help us throughout the year:   Special food and paper goods collections by classrooms and grades, PTA support through volunteers and collections for the backpack program, Clubs volunteering to pack food, and growing fresh produce in your school gardens.  We could not do it without you!

We send you our deepest appreciation for helping us with our mission:

To create a hunger-free community throughout Northern Chester County by distributing food and basic household supplies to individuals and families in need.

Board and Committee Members,
            Ginny, Carol, Millie, Kathe, Rick, Brian, and Gloria

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