We started the week off with 3 stops in Kensington today! Thank you so much to Kristen Leigh for your 50 bagged lunches! We appreciate the time you take out of your busy schedule to help us reach out to so many people. You are the definition of a rockstar! While those were being the distributed outside of Prevention Point, we distributed 60 more lunches over at Kensington & Somerset! We ended the night with Ladies night at Prevention Point! Thank you to Meghan Wright and Tracy Phillips for helping out with the meny for that evening! We served 70 meals at Prevention Point, bringing us to a total of 180 meals for Tuesday! We couldn't have done any of this without these three wonderful ladies! Thank you for lending us not only your time but your talents too!
Wednesday, the 4th, was a light day for Sunday Love. We decided to save some of our resources since we knew a lot of outreach groups were out in Kensington. We made 30 servings of macaroni&cheese and roasted zucchini for our friends over at the First Stop! It's amazing what a warm meal can accomplish!
Thursday, the 5th, was full of love and donation from our friends in the community! Thank you to everyone who reached out and showered us with love! We appreciate everything you do for us! We started the day off with 60 lunches and lots of water with our friends on Somerset. Margaux dropped off some food, hygiene products and sleeping mats to the awesome members of the First Stop! Thank you Meghan Wright, Nickolette Phillips and Nicole B. for helping to make this possible! The First Stop and SLP are so lucky to have friends like you! We also recieved a huge donation from our friends at OCCUPYICEPHL! They supplied us with lots of water, granola, buts and even some sweets! Thank you so much to David Haub and friends for thinking of us and helping us to reach out to so many people!
Friday, the 6th, SLP and First Stop are joining forces every Friday to prepare and distribute 100 bagged lunches to our friends at Prevention Point. This week was our first week implementing that and it was a huge success. Thank you to the friends who have donated and helped to make this new distribution happen! Thank you Megan Storm for helping to facilitate this. Margaux Murphy had the brillian idea for this service project and everyone else helped to make this come true! In addition to our Friday lunches at Prevention Point, we served 60 sandwiches and snacks including cookies baked by the lovely Erica Emmons Alimario and pastries from our awesome friends at Benna's Thank you so much for making our lunches extra special today! With the help of everyone, we distributed 160 meals today in Kensington!
Saturday, the 7th, was a nice change of pace as we had Miranda Brown drop off 50 bagged lunches! We instantly thought of the First Stop and it couldn't have worked out better! The First Stop was heading out to a rafting trip and still needed lunches for the day. Thanks to Alicia, we were able to coordinate a drop off before everyone left. The lunches included a grilled cheese (still warm), lots of snacks and water!
Sunday, the 8th, was a great day as we spent the day in Rittenhouse! Our Greater Goods store was a success once again as we helped out 54 guests with groceries for the week. Margaux was surprised by an old friend and had some homemade cakes dropped off by our friendly neighbpy, Pollianha Zhao. All in all, it was smooth sailing and look forward to incorporating more resources in the near future. Dinner was just as awesome and we shared 54 meals with our friends including homemade cupcakes from the lovely Meredith Cleary! Our volunteers were repeats of last week which explains the smooth service and warm atmosphere! Thank you to Gabe B., Carol and Ron Ruark, Beck D., Randy B., Meredith Cleary, John G., and we added Julie and Phoebe Bush in the mix.
Monday, the 9th, was a little light as we didn't reach our capacity for the day. We served 38 meals including homemade sour cream coffee cake from the awesome Jeannie Welsh. For the past couple of weeks, we've incorporated more homemade baked goods into our meals. Our friends have always expressed their love for fresh baked goods and our volunteers have stepped in to take our service to another level. Thank you to Cameron Zuback, Meredith Cleary, John Gardner, Jim McElwain, Randy Bostick, Ben LaRiccia and Tracy Phillips for helping us start the week off right! Thank you to No Copyright Sandwiches for their weekly 50 bagged lunches for Kensington! We had an abundance of fresh fruit to distribute with the lunches. Fresh fruit is always an instant favorite! With all the help of our supporters and volunteers, Sunday Love Project distributed 572 meals this week! Thank you to everyone for coming together and helping us to fight against hunger!