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Director’s Monthly Service Report

March 2022

Greeting Friends,

This is like Deja Vu all over again.

It seems like with every new month our service output is at record levels. March 2022 is the second largest in the history of the food bank with 180 families accounting for 720 individuals. The estimated supermarket checkout value of this aid totals over $36,000

Year to date 2022; we served 497 families accounting for 2060 individuals.

Those numbers are more than all of 2019 and every other preceding year’s total since our inception in 1958 and we are only finished the first three months of the calendar year.

Above and beyond our direct service, is the extra assistance we provided to other food assistance groups such as Healing Center in Levittown. Salute 2 Service Veterans in Bristol, and Klinger Middle School Farmers Market, all totaling an additional $5300 of food assistance.

We also received a special request from our friends at Warminster Rotary Club who received a request from another frequent donor; St Ann’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Warrington. They asked us to provide personal care items to provide for Ukrainian Refugees. Through our distributor contacts, we were able to provide Warminster Rotary Club with a large amount of product in cases which are much easier to ship oversees than the loose items they received from individual donors..

Some have suggested that aid like that is not local and falls outside our mission of serving local neighbors. However, for this degree of human suffering, worthiness is irrelevant, and in this case, prayers, hopes, and good wishes are great, actions are better.
The demands of compassion and justice calls for our involvement.

Thanks for all your support.

Regards,
Mike Cerino, Director
Warminster Food Bank
75 Downey Drive
Warminster, PA 18974

Check out our April 3rd Stuff The Cruiser, Giant Food Stores, Warminster, PA
https://www.warminsterfoodbank.org/stuff-the-cruiser-april-3rd/

Check out our 5k Run/ Walk Donation Dash May 7th Warminster Community Park.
https://www.warminsterfoodbank.org/may-7th-donation-dash-5k-run-walk/

February 2022:

This month has been another busy one for us. We served 149 families, representing 563 individuals, who came in to pick up baskets. We provided another 2000 lbs. of food assistance to Local Veterans in need through “Salute 2 Service”. Stay tuned for more information about another Veterans project we are planning called “Breakfast for Champions”. Don’t tell the Wheaties people! (unless they want to donate cereal).

A recent stunning report, not from a news outlet, but from the US Commerce Department, reported that price inflation is costing the average US family an additional $279 a month.

What is amazing about that number is that it is not dependent on income. In other words, if you make $100,000 per year or $25,000 per year, the $279 increase is applied.

Based on the above, it is easy to see how regressive the burden of inflation is on poorer families.

We don’t expect food prices to get any better soon with the conflict in Ukraine which impacts two of the world’s largest wheat producers.

On a positive note, we thought you might be interested in some of the reviews posted about us online:

-They are amazing and so friendly!! If it wasn’t for this organization, I wouldn’t know what I would do! They just don’t know how much we need this! I want to hug each and every one!!!

-Get appointment. Call when you arrive. They bring your food to your car and load it into your trunk. You leave with your food. Everyone must wear mask. No face to face contact. You stay in your car the entire time. They give you enough food for the entire month. Very nice people!

-Such an incredible blessing to have available when needed – amazing workers that are so helpful, patient, friendly & fast.

-Friendly, kind, and generous to help a family in need.

-They are feeding families during this pandemic. Great job!

-A great place to get help !!!

Nice Comments. Without our Volunteers and Donors, none of this good work is possible, Thank You.

Finally, check out our 5k Run/ Walk Donation Dash May 7th Warminster Community Park.

https://www.warminsterfoodbank.org/may-7th-donation-dash-5k-run-walk/

Mike Cerino
Director, Coordinating Council for Health and Welfare
Warminster Food Bank

During our busy distribution days, if you require same day pickup it may be difficult accommodate you. Please call for an appointment to pick up food
Call: 215.323.4797
Email:mail@warminsterfoodbank.org

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