Food for Thought
Do you know that May 28th is World Hunger Day? This day is observed as a way to raise awareness about the 820 million people living in chronic hunger around the world.
You may have seen first hand the impact that hunger and food insecurity can have in our community. But as a friend of TNLC, we hope that you have also seen first hand the impact our mission has made in fighting hunger and helping our neighbors and friends get good, nutritious food for every member of their household including adults, children, seniors, and veterans.
As a way to observe World Hunger Day, would you consider donating some boxes of egg noodles or low-sugar canned fruit? Or perhaps lend a hand at the TNLC Food Pantry and Cafe? Or maybe give a gift in honor of someone you love! We want to thank you for the ways that you are helping to fight hunger and to bless members of our community!
Alice Fox Cline
Making a Difference
March Program Impact
To learn more about each of our programs, including days and hours, click HERE.
94 New Clients
865 Volunteer Hours
7,519 lbs of Food Donated
Weis Donated 611.23 lbs of Food
Individuals Donated 87.37 lbs of Food
268 Volunteer Hours
We now keep a few emergency food boxes at the cafe for distribution. Our TNLC donation box can be found on the wall in the hallway outside the kitchen door.
293 Households Served
402 Individuals Served
Fresh Food Farmacy
268 Individuals Served
164 Boxes Distributed
157 Households Impacted
190 Students (Elementary and Middle Schools)
765 Bulldog Baskets (High School Distribution)
13 People Picked Up
Please come in and see what we do, with a first hand look at how you can make a difference, and get your questions answered.
To set up a time to visit, call the office at 570-244-8838 or click HERE.
May: Egg Noodles
June: Low Sugar Canned Fruit
Our volunteer spotlight this month is Caleb Leone. You will frequently see him with his incredible aides Raven (pictured) and Barb. We are so very thankful to have Caleb here! He helps by stocking shelves, packing and unpacking bags, and bringing joy and smiles wherever he goes. He makes Mondays something to look forward to.
Thank you Caleb, Raven and Barb!
Food insecurity is lack of regular access to enough safe and nutritious food. Hunger is an uncomfortable or painful physical sensation caused by insufficient consumption of dietary energy.
Psalm 34:10 says, “The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.” That means we are to work with our hands, “so that [we] will have something to share with one who has need.” (Ephesians 4:28). It also means we must speak the word of life, not just model it! “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher [proclaimer]?” (Romans 10:14)