September 5, 2011
In response to the request for help from the town of Sharon, the food shelf has been the receiving center for food donations and distribution of emergency supplies for all who express their need for such items.
It has been astounding how much support we have received here at the Sharon Food Shelf. As supplies of food, hygiene items, cleaning solutions and local garden produce has come to our door, a volunteer staff of local town and regular food shelf volunteers have responded offering help to unload and shelf item for those people to access.
We have been open since 12:00 noon on 9/1/11 with a roadside stand of garden produce for anyone who wished to stop by and also offered emergency supplies such as clean up kits, hygiene items, groceries and meats when these items were needed.
The following large organizations and churches gave their support:
Strafford Emergency Response Committee (MRE food and water supplies)
Hartford, Athletic Department (football game collection of food/money.
Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints (clean up kits, family food boxes)
Tom-Tom Industries (2 truck loads of food)
Woodstock Food Shelf – giving items that were in excess of their needs
VT-Can Spray/Neuter Clinic (Dog and Cat Food- 300 lbs
Sharon Boy Scouts #205 – Garden Produce pickup items
35 local people just stopping by with bag after bag of groceries.
This made a———-
GRAND TOTAL OF 3,000 POUNDS OF FOOD VALUED AT $2,800.00
Many telephone calls were answered. People from afar were offering financial support. Our prayers were answered by these generous individuals.
On the first three days 10 volunteers served 30 clients (90 individuals)
We are ready to serve all who request help in the weeks to come.