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Good News from St. Paul’s Food Pantry

In addition to contributions of food and cash from our Food Pantry’s supporters, we need major infusions of funds with which to purchase groceries from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, the non-profit co-op to which our pantry belongs. Through the co-op, we also qualify for free food distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2016, our pantry received $8,816.73 worth of peanut butter, pasta, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, kidney beans, corn, green beans, instant potatoes, corn flakes, toasted oats, and raisins. That’s a lot of quality food for our clients and a huge help for our budget. In addition, we recently received word from Episcopal Charities that our 2017 grant request had been approved in the amount of $6,400. With our annual funding from the State of New York’s “hip-nap” program (HPNAP, for Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program), we are able to keep food on our shelves to meet the needs of our neighbors who come to us for help.

The first month of the new year saw the pantry off to a busy start. Two hundred sixty-six people came for food and went home with enough to feed 756 people. Our volunteers are kept busy Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10-2 taking orders and filling bags. We have several new volunteers and will be having a meeting soon to talk about pantry operations and how we can improve the experience for everyone.                             

                                                 –Food Pantry volunteer Molly Jones

Have you picked up your Envelope Box for 2017?

Envelope boxes for people who have returned their pledge cards are available in the Narthex along with the 2016 End of Year Statements. Please help save postage by taking yours today. 

Please see Cynthia Benjamin or Bobbie Gordon if you don’t see a box of envelopes with your name.
 

22 hours ago

BISHOP ANDREW DIETSCHE TO CELEBRATE NEW BEGINNING AT ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON NOV. 26, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Right Reverend Andrew M. L. Dietsche of the Episcopal Diocese of New York ... See more

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You are cordially invited to attend....pass it along 🙏✝️🎉🎊

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6 days ago

The STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
The Stewardship committee met Monday and discussed Consecration Sunday, the reception for the bishop's visit on Nov. 26 and decided to hold a BAKE SALE on Sat., Dec. 2 in ... See more

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CONSECRATION SUNDAY
A reminder that November 19 is Consecration Sunday - the day when we will complete our Estimate of Giving Cards and take them to the altar to be blessed. Following that ... See more

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BIG NUMBERS AT THE FOOD PANTRY
A record number of people came to St. Paul's Food Pantry on Thursday, October 26, asking for help with food supplies. Forty-five folks were served by Cynthia Benjamin, ... See more

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6 days ago

The Men's Club Presents...A Pancake Breakfast!
Mark your calendars 🥞🍴🗓️🤤 share with your friends!

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1 week ago
Weekly Messenger from St. Paul's Church in Poughkeepsie

Please check out this week's NEW Messenger, it has a lot of important info on upcoming events at St. Paul's

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Name your saints!

Sunday we are going to name our saints at St. Paul's. We're going to use the microphone so everyone can hear and we are going to name the people in our lives whose way of living or ... See more

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STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, November 6 at 5:00.
Topics for discussion: Consecration Sunday, Men's Club Breakfast, Fund Raising Ideas for 2018.
Plan to attend with your great ideas

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Early American Dinner & Concert was a success!

The Early American Concert and Dinner was a delightful event enjoyed by about 60 attendees. Maris and the St. John's Recorder Ensemble, Susan Gusse ... See more

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