Shari's Update - 3/27/22
Please note the following April dates:
Friday, April 1st at 11am, WCHI Vegetable Garden Meeting for anyone interested in volunteering at our garden this year. This meeting will be at my Re/Max office, 1080 Schadt Ave, Whitehall.
Sunday, April 3rd -Free Community Meal at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Rd, Whitehall 4:00-6:30pm, guaranteed for the 1st 100 guests. Call Judy for more info 610-554-3569.
Sunday, April 10th -WCHI Bingo at St Peter Church, 4 South 5th St, Coplay. Bingo doors open at 1pm and calling starts at 2pm. Call Liz for more info 484-274-6687.
FOOD PANTRY IMPORTANT APRIL DATES: Due to April 14th being a Holy Day, St John the Baptist has Church services in the evening and WCHI CANNOT provide our Food distribution Thursday night. Instead the night distribution will be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 5:30-7:00 pm. There is NO change for Thursday morning. Thursday, April 14th daytime distribution will remain as always 11am-1pm.
NOTE: WCHI is planning on moving our outdoor operations inside for the Thursday, May 12th food distribution with specified appointment times. Every guest attending either the April 13th or the April 14th food distribution will be given an appointment time card with a time slot for May. For guests who cannot attend our April distribution, please call me to schedule an appointment.
For our guests, who have mobility issues, don’t worry. We will have an ordering form available for you to complete during your scheduled time in May. A WCHI volunteer will shop for you and bring the food to your car in the Church parking lot.
This move indoors is very exciting. And I will share more information as we get closer to the May distribution.
WCHI provides several outreach programs including: our Food Pantry; our Snack Pack Pal Program for both WCSD and St Elizabeth’s Regional School; our Children’s Summer Feeding Program (CSFP), which operates for 10.5 weeks over the summer when school is closed at four locations -three in Whitehall and one in Coplay; our WCHI Vegetable Garden; our Free Community Meals (FCM), and our Bingo. Other than the FCM and Bingo, all our programs require clearances. See below under Volunteers Needed.
We do need Spanish and Arabic translators to help us communicate at both our Food Pantry and CSFP. Please call me for more info. No child abuse clearances are required for this specific translating service.
MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -WCHI is 100% volunteer and WCHI could never do any of our community outreach programs without their selfless support and time. WCHI has 70 cleared volunteers and we could use many more dedicated people. Our WCHI programs help so many residents. All volunteers must have state required background clearances (Required by PA State Law) plus some WCHI clearances since we come in contact with children. For a full list of our requirements, please go to https://tinyurl.com/WCHIforms and to register https://tinyurl.com/WCHIvolunteer. Once obtained, these clearances are good for 5 years. Questions: please Contact Sylvia at Volunteerme.Lee@gmail.com
Can YOU offer your time and talents? I thank you in advance for helping WCHI to accomplish Our Mission: To alleviate food insecurity in Whitehall and Coplay.
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