We Are Thankful!

CUP has wonderful friends! The Asian American Association of Hotel Owners donated packets of personal care items for us to distribute to our clients . The packets include shampoo, lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, Bandaids and feminine hygiene products.  Many thanks to the Association–we are blessed!

And the blessings continue with the National Guard members who are working hard to help us stay open during the pandemic.  A special shout out to the guard members in this picture: Amstutz, McKibben, Sims, and McDonald.

Even through this difficult time, CUP is meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors. We are so thankful!

 

Help Has Arrived

With stay at home orders coming from Governor Dewine due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CUP faced two dilemmas: our pantry badly needed restocked, and our volunteers needed to stay home. The National Guard came to our rescue! They picked up 18,000 pounds of food for us from West Ohio Food Bank, then shelved it.

For the time being, our clients pull their cars up to the side door and are greeted by members of the National Guard, who register the clients, then bring out their food. We are very grateful for this help! 

CUP Needs A Treasurer

Are you good with numbers? Do you have a heart for helping? Do you have a few hours a month that you could volunteer to be the treasurer for Churches United Pantry (CUP)?  CUP , a 501 C 3 organization, is looking for a treasurer.   To qualify to be our treasurer, you must have basic accounting knowledge, be responsible for accounts payable and receivable, make monthly reports to the board, be bondable, and be responsible for filing IRS form 990 yearly.  We can provide training and support to get a new treasurer up and running. CUP’s accounts receivable is less than $50,000 a year.  This is not a paid position, all CUP positions are volunteers.  If you are interested in talking with us about this position, contact limacup1@gmail.com.

If you’re not interested in helping as our treasurer but you’d like to volunteer in other ways, email us to learn about other opportunities, too!

Why Food Pantries Matter: Senior Hunger

“In 2017, there are just more than 49 million Americans age 65 and over, and about 8 million of them can be considered facing the threat of hunger.” And those numbers are growing. The website  Aging In Place, sponsored by the National Council for Aging Care,  highlights the realities of hunger among the elderly. Details and information can be found at  http://www.aginginplace.org/the-facts-behind-senior-hunger/

Shout Out to the Trinity UMC Youth Group

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Many thanks to Youth from Trinity United Methodist Church and Youth Pastor Megan Croy! They volunteered time to cleaning and stocking the shelves at CUP this morning. Their help is much appreciated. They did an amazing job!

We need more volunteers, and we have a wide range of tasks and very flexible times. If you are interested in seeing how you or your group can help, email limacup1@gmail.com or contact the CUP board member at one of our partner churches.

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