This spring there are so many changes at Reaching Our Community Food Pantry! First, one of our long-standing early spring fund raising events, Soup for the Soul, will not be held this year. Our volunteer coordinator for that event, Alex Apland, has so many things going on this year that she cannot commit to the event this spring. We completely support Alex’s decision, and she has promised to bring it back in 2019. Those of us who have watched this event progress understand the number of hours and hard work that go into a successful fund raising event and appreciate all the work Alex has done in the past. We look forward to this event’s return in 2019.
Another change has to do with building improvements at the ROC. Our floor project is half done (the warehouse is done) and work will begin on the office space and waiting area right after Easter. The warehouse floor looks great, will be much easier to clean, and will serve us well into the future.
On March 31, we will host our second annual Easter Egg Hunt at Reinhart Volunteer Park (All Sports Park) at the Harry and David Pavilion. We had so much fun last year when we did it on the ROC property, but it seemed to crowded that we decided to move it to the park. It will run from 1 pm until 3 pm. All are welcome.
And then looking into the future, the annual Beardfest held the first weekend in October, sponsored by Tucker’s Barber Shop, will benefit the ROC this year. We are excited about the partnership with Tucker’s and appreciate this added fund raising event.
We are so excited about all the events and all the fun we can offer to the community. Please join us whenever you can. New volunteers are always welcome.