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5th Annual Feeding Frenzy - Huge Success!

Thanks all who helped out on Sunday. Service Ministry Deacons provided treats, accepted donations, helped to unload vans, set up tables, worked on the assembly lines, carried/loaded boxes (each 33 lbs!), delivered boxes to pantries, and helped to clean up afterward.  It was so great to see so many people pitching in--- especially fun to see lots of high school students, families, younger and older members of the Village Church, and people from the Hills Church and the Weston Congregational Church as well as 2 people from an Episcopal church in Duxbury (who are hoping to start this at their church). 

Special thanks to Lisa Weinstock and her husband Peter, who helped Matthew bring in equipment and set things up on Saturday and were there from 8 until 2 on Sunday working tirelessly! 

The spaces worked out beautifully, and Sarah was thrilled to have the new chapel's first use be for the Feeding Frenzy. 

It was a very successful day, as you can see from Matthew's message below.  We packaged 36,000 meals and only stopped when we ran out of ingredients!  166 boxes (each containing 36 bags/216 meals) have been either delivered or picked up. Hooray!

Gratefully,

Katy Reid

Service Ministry

WVC collected $5,000 and packaged all 36,000 meals! Only 17 groups in all of New England have ever fed more:

Group

Number of events

Number of meals

NH Food Bank, Manchester

46

1,245,144

United Way of North Central MA, Fitchburg

45

995,592

University of ME, Orono

13

481,152

Sanctuary, Marshfield MA

19

476,370

Collette, Pawtucket RI

4

430,680

Good Shepherd Lutheran, Westborough MA

8

320,352

Derby Academy, Hingham MA

8

308,886

St John Lutheran, Killingly CT

9

308,802

St Luke Lutheran, Gales Ferry CT

7

283,110

Harvard Chaplains, Cambridge MA

13

265,032

Good Shepherd Lutheran, Rutland VT

8

241,134

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

20

208,920

Brokers' Service Marketing Group, Providence RI

4

208,016

St Andrew Lutheran, Ellsworth ME

7

187,632

United Way, Smithfield RI

8

184,020

Holy Family Catholic, Duxbury MA

4

172,866

Hasbro, Pawtucket RI

2

168,480

Wellesley Congregational UCC, Wellesley MA

5

164,964

   Here's a breakdown of your 5 years:

28,500 

33,528

30,534

36,402

36,000

164,964

   You are amazing!

 

Matthew Martin

New England Development Coordinator   |   The Outreach Program