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Join us for a Summer BBQ!
We are hosting a barbeque for all of our friends and family on Saturday, July 26th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm at Tyrone United Methodist Church (near the intersection of Tyrone and Tyrone-Avery Roads). Join us for some great food, steel drums and even Ms. Teacup! In order to make sure we've enough food, please call Apryl Lee at (304) 599-5020 by Thursday, July 24.
See You at the Mon County Fair?
When you visit the Mon County Fair July 29 - 31, take a dollar off of your ticket price by bringing two non-perishable food items. All food collected will help fill the shelves in our food pantry! We will have a booth in the event center during the week and will have folks on site on Saturday from 12pm - 4pm. Stop by and see us and thank you for your support!
For more information on the Monongalia County Fair, check out their website http://moncountyfair.org/
Support SRSH while you shop at Amazon!
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New Evening Food Pantry Hours!
Beginning on June 4th, SRSH will open it's food pantry on Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm. These hours are in addition to the regular pantry times of 9:30am - 11:30am. Clients seeking assistance through the food pantry, which includes pet items and household/hygiene items, are eligible for service every sixty days.
SRSH requires the following for service: a photo ID, social security card for the person requesting assistance as well as every household member listed on the application for service, proof of address, and proof of income.Questions? Give us a call at (304) 599-5020.
School is almost out...but will start again before we know it!
Each year SRSH provides over 500 school children with fully-stocked backpacks at the start of the academic year. Find out how you can help out using by reading this letter and using this form. Here is a list of items we collect. Keep an eye out here for the application for families who are in need of school supplies!
Did You Know?
Just over 20% of Monongalia County residents live at or below the poverty line? That is one in five...so the next time you are sitting around a table with some friends take note that one (or more) of you could be in need of our services.
Want to help make a difference for your neighbors in need?
Put on your thinking cap and do something creative to support our programs and services!
- Have a food drive where you work (even better, have a challenge between departments!)
- Get a group or co-workers or friends together and volunteer in our food pantry or packing backpack food bags
- Have a baby shower for our baby basics pantry--we are always in need of diapers sizes 4 - 6, pull up pants, wipes, formula (we'll take your samples!), baby food and layette items
- Come out and work in our vegetable garden or donate some of the harvest from your own garden
- Start collecting school supplies and backpacks for our school supply give-a-way (we gave out 645 fully-stocked backpacks in 2013!)
- Tell people why our services are vital to the community
- Spread some love, compassion, kindness and respect to someone you don't even know
Poverty Increasing in Public Schools
Please take the time to read this article from The Washington Post and be sure to check out the graphic to see how the growth in poverty is taking over the US. In 2011, 51% of public school children were identified living in poverty; the cost of childhood hunger is high--much higher than solutions to the issue.
You can help make us to help children who face hunger and food insecurity by making a financial contribution to the Backpack Feeding Program. We also welcome donations of food items as well; see this list for guidance when shopping. And, of course, we are always looking for volunteers to help pack, transport and distribute snack bags! Give us a call for more information (304) 599-5020.