The Shoreline Church Food Pantry operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Shoreline Church parking lot, serving a record number of recipients in the 4th quarter of 2020. Until March of 2020 food recipients were able to park and walk up to the pantry to interact with volunteers. Since March, a well organized drive thru line often extends out onto Garden Road on a busy day.
We served a record number of recipients in quarter four of 2020. Prior to the pandemic affecting our community, a busy day would bring 25 families. In Q4, we served between 100-150 families each Tuesday and Thursday with a peak of 177 families the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. In the month of December, we served a record high of 3,709 people (962 families). 1926 families were prayed for, and 52 volunteers per week worked an average of 3 hours per shift.
Due to generous donations and partnerships with many local organizations indicated below, we have been able to provide a healthy balance of fresh produce, meat ,and dairy items as well as non-perishable food items to those in need. Additionally, food pantry volunteers have seen an increase in the number of people who have accepted prayer before heading out of our parking lot.
2030 adults, 1422 children, 877 households.
1780 adults, 1215 children, 772 households.
2157 adults, 1552 children, 962 households.
Community Partners Who Donated Food
180 boxes total.
300 boxes total.
Shoreline congregation and community members donated 35 boxes per week for a total of 420 boxes. Due to generous donations, when we found ourselves with excess food or supplies that would not keep, donations were made to other local community organizations in need:
- Villa del Monte: 15 boxes per week. Total of 180 boxes
- The Bridge: 15 boxes per week. Total of 180 boxes
- Community Homeless Solutions (Women’s Shelter): 20 boxes per week. Total of 240 boxes
- Hidden Hills Ranch: 8 boxes per week. Total of 96 boxes
- The Monterey Zoo: 25 boxes per week. Total of 300 boxes
Feeding the Homeless
Dress a Girl Around the World
- 100 dresses were included in Operation Christmas Child boxes sent overseas in November
- 300 dresses sent to His to Offer in Malawi in October
- 311 dresses sent with Elizabeth’s Library, Zambia, Malawi in December
Women's Shelter Visits
Kids Club began on September 23rd and ran through December 9th as an opportunity for children to have a space away from their virtual learning environment to work on school assignments with some assistance and encouragement from Shoreline staff and volunteers. Children were invited to socially distanced outdoor sessions where they were able to play games in the courtyard to get some much needed physical activity. They also participate in activities like painting, coloring, crafts, bingo, and so much more! It is a time to connect with friends aside from the computer screen and feel somewhat back to “normal” during distance learning.
Care Center Visits
Actual visits to local care centers were halted in 2020. Instead, Shoreline volunteers continue to send cards or other personal notes, and pictures drawn by children. A few volunteers have been able to keep in contact with specific care center residents who have access to a phone. Additionally, they receive prayer requests from the centers and keep a text prayer chain going.
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