A little update on what we are doing now with the Abundant Harvest. It has been a little over a year since we began this adventure, and it is definitely a different road than we anticipated!
We are continuing our monthly community meals. This is one of core values. At this time, we have one meal in the third ward of Houston, lunch with our Laundry Love Community, lunch with those in the Montgomery County Women's Shelter, and dinner with the residents of the Tamarac Pines Apartments.
Our food pantries are also continuing. As of right now, we have 26 monthly pantries that we support and host. These range from sharing food with the elderly, with the St. Isidore community, with college students, and with those still struggling after Harvey. We have big news to announce on this front, as we are in the process of setting up a stationary pantry that would not only have perishable food that we specialize in, but also meals already prepared and ready to heat and serve. We hope to have that opening by May 1, 2018.
Additionally, we are still working to help those who are still recovering from Harvey. We have weekly meals and food pantries with the Needham Rd. Community, and we continue to help Servanthood Church in Magnolia feed volunteers who have come to help with restoration work on homes that are still being reconstructed.
And we continue to celebrate with the communites of St. Isidore with meals at the all church gatherings. We are also looking at ramping up our catering in the south Montgomery county area. We operate on the model that if you have us come out, your donation pays not only for your meal, but also for the meal of someone in out community meal programs.
2018 is off to a phenomenal start!