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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Our Food Bank's Statistics Will Amaze You

I don't know if you've noticed, but in Snellville, caring is what we do!

Here are some facts from our local food bank, the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. I think you'll be amazed at what they accomplish out of 2 pretty small mobile home trailers in a church parking lot.

-Each month we are seeing between 600 and 700 families coming for assistance.
-August set a record for food items distributed in a single month at 37,413.
-We are blessed with around 150 on sight volunteers who give of their time to serve the Lord joyfully.
-We have distributed $174,000 in financial assistance in 2011.
-We are a true picture of the Body of Christ, supported by 32 local churches.
-Items that are the most difficult to keep in stock: jelly and toilet paper.
-Mobile Mini has to come and fix our doors about once every 6 months because they open and shut an average of 300 times each day that we are open.
-Our Victory Garden has produced over 1,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for our clients.

Want to help the food bank too? Visit the website today to make an online donation or find out how you can volunteer your time or donate food.

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