We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Village Harvest at the end of the third quarter, Sept, 2023

The 3rd quarter Harvest trends, 2023 were consistent with the 2nd quarter (April-June) in people served but well above in food provided.  This brought the pounds per person ratio down.

September is the end of the 3rd quarter.  During the 3rd quarter (July through Sept) we served the same number of clients – 262 as the second quarter (April-June). It was above both 2022 and 2021  3rd quarter and 2nd – 251 and 257, respectively.

Food provided at 3,654 pounds was much higher in the third quarter 2023 than the second,   3,457.  3,654 in 2023 for the 3rd quarter was higher than 2022 3,258 and 2021 3,312, respectively as well.

The year-to-date for 2023 remains below 2022 and 2021. This was due to the low numbers of clients in the first quarter 2023. We served 218 in the first quarter 2023 compared to 296 in 2022 and 295 in 2021.  Second and third quarter were much better so the analysis favors an interim approach.

The interim figures are better indicators of progress in 2023, looking at 6 months from April to Sept.

We are 5% above 2022 in clients and 7% in food, the latter due to third quarter trends. Pounds per person are 13.6 compared to 13.4 in the prevoius year. This is well above earlier years in the Village Harvest, 2016-2019. The pandemic years were higher due to fewer clients.