Fourteen blocks of low-income families will benefit from generosity that flows from this place!
|The Vacaville Storehouse|
Not just 14 blocks of families. This outreach is literally transforming the city of Vacaville.
When we arrived at our neighborhood, Alamo Gardens, we set the boxes out like a tiny little farmer's market so that the recipients could pick what they liked.
|See all those boxes stacked in the back? That's food going out!|
|Even baby food!|
And! If you thought that was a lot of food...this Saturday every van also packed thirty bags of pre-packed USDA groceries-noodles, chicken broth, soups, canned veggies and more.
These bags are heavy!
All the bags say
"We love our city"
on the side!
There they are! Pretty little vans all in a row.
Even kids can help! Serving is fun, so why not blow bubbles and celebrate that the poor are being cared for this beautiful Saturday morning?
|Getting it done!|
Almost ready to go!
This is our van heading out. First time jitters. It's hard to not get excited about feeding people and blessing families. From start to finish, "finish" meaning in our own car heading home, three hours!
Those are all the pictures I took. I'll take more next time, pinky swear. Truth is, I was too busy working. No grass grows under these people's feet! There are people to feed. The thing that baffles my mind is that this is
every single Saturday!
9 to 12
I know that many of you want to come with us and here is a snippet of what you can expect:
Arrive: 9 and start sorting & packing
9:30 or 10: worship and prayer
"worship" meaning one song
prayer all at once, 30 seconds max
10: pack and go
arrive, set up "market"
recipients wait in line for us to arrive
we give them bags to fill
off they go
team leader registers them
volunteers deliver groceries to shut-ins, we had five
we pack up and get out!
unload any left-overs back at the storehouse
vans get returned
done by 12
The rules are simple!
1) Have fun
2) No knocking on the door like the police! (I'm not kidding!)
3) When you are done-you're done! Don't overstay your welcome.
How cool is that?!
So who wants to go?
And another little side note........
Jon is training to bring this program HERE!