Food Pantry Grand Opening poster.docx

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Just wanted to give a short update on how the food pantry is going. Thank you to everyone who has stopped out to check it out. We have had several families come in to get the needed supplies that they need. I have attached the flyer that we have been using to help spread the word. If you are on social media, could you please help spread the word?? 

Also, each week we would like to offer something in addition to food. We received a LARGE donation of health and beauty supplies that we have been offering but with the colder weather, we would like to offer more. If you are in town this weekend or have some gently used gloves, mittens, or stocking hats, could you please think about donating some to the pantry? We would like to offer one week of these as well as one week of blankets. We know that blankets are a bit more costly, so if you have some that are gently used, could you bring them to either of us? We have some families that would GREATLY appreciate it. 
If you are ever interested in helping out in the pantry, please let us know!! We have plenty of Silver Cord Kids but need some adult help. ;) The smiles on the kid's faces who come will warm your heart!!
Thanks again for your support!! 
Lisa and Jess

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Coming soon, the “Rocket Food Pantry”!! This is a free service offered for anyone(students and family members) in the EBF school district. Our purpose is to strengthen our community and school district by providing nutritious food at no cost. This program will be confidential. The only thing we ask is for you to fill out a form for the Food Bank of Iowa the first time you come. We will then share the necessary information with the Food Bank of Iowa.  Our food pantry will be located at the EBF Baseball Concession Stand and will be opened every Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 or by special appointments. On Wednesdays, families are encouraged to come through and get the necessary items that they need. We will also be opened on Fridays from 3:00-3:30 with only pre-bagged items to be picked up. The products in the pantry will be provided by the Food Bank of Iowa from Des Moines. Also, American Home Finding from Ottumwa has graciously supplied the pantry with the necessary equipment to store and refrigerate many of our items. The first time you visit, you will be given a reusable tote to use for each of your visits. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Strausser or Jessica Nollen at rocketfoodpantry@rocketsk12.org.  Please watch the school website for our opening day! We are looking forward to meeting the needs of all of our families!