Village Harvest. concluded our 8th year, Nov. 16~
Psalm 107:37 “And sow fields and plant vineyards, And gather a fruitful harvest.”
The Village Harvest ends its 8th year in November. The October, 2014 newsletter read as follows ” In an effort to make fresh food more available to those in our area in need of food, the ECW is going to head up a new project. Credit goes to Eunice for conceiving the name “Village Harvest.”
St Peter’s provides an opportunity for people in the area to come get fresh produce, meat, and assorted non-perishable items on the third Wednesday of each month. The offerings change from month to month, depending on what’s available at the food bank.
Thanks to the generosity of St Peter’s, not only are we able to provide food, but Catherine has also been able to use her discretionary fund to help these people in other ways.
During the first 11 months of 2022, we have fed 970 people compared to 898 in the previous year during the same period. The amount of food provided is about the same – 13,834 pounds for 2022 and 13,292 for 2021. Pounds per person, however, were higher in 2021 at 14.80 compared with 14.26 in the current year
Over the past 8 years we have distributed 107,822 pounds of food for 9,978 people or 10.8 pounds per person.