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Serving Our Community Better: FHL Missional Food Pantry Follow up with Clients

As a missional food pantry training organization, we regularly measure our effectiveness to find ways to serve our community better. One way is through follow up calls with our clients, engaging them in conversation about the effect on their lives after receiving God’s provision and protection through our FHL Missional Food Pantry Drive-Thru.

With the help of University of Indianapolis interns calling our Missional Food Pantry clients and asking quality control questions, we learned that a big percentage of the recipients loved the prayer portion of the Missional Food Pantry Drive Through outreach.  WATCH!

 

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More Than Just Giving Away Groceries: FHL MFP Drive-Thru Operations.

Operating a missional food pantry is more than just giving away groceries during pantry days. It also involves receiving and organizing donations during non-pantry days. I involves finding and organizing volunteers.  The entire family can volunteer together as a part of deepening their relationships with each other and to learn and minister together. It’s another practical way to instill the value of serving unconditionally.  Businesses can also send their employees to encourage community involvement and for a practical team-building.

FHLMore Than Just Giving Away Groceries: FHL MFP Drive-Thru Operations.
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What does it take to prepare for an FHL Community Missional Food Pantry

Today we look at two of the steps in preparing for the operations of Missional Food Pantry: Area assessment and food acquisition and loadout.

Area Assessment: Serving the needs of the clients and looking for partners

Currently, FHL has 3 teams of interns from the University of Indianapolis in the process of redefining the deeper role of a food pantry in a community. Tuesday, Sept 15th, Team A’s assignment was to learn about the life along 82nd St in order to identify the needs and the resources available. This is an important step in creating a “Missional Community”

Loadout of Food Pantry Provisions

Friday’s are often a load out day for the FHL Drive-Thru Missional Food Pantry.  It’s always a busy day preparing for a Saturday Food Pantry.  This past Friday loadout, Sept 11 FHL was helped by several partners which we wish to thank:BroadRippleHVAC, PenskeTruck, MidwestFoodbank, SecondHelpings, FearlessKitchens

FHLWhat does it take to prepare for an FHL Community Missional Food Pantry
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60th FHL Table Talk This Thursday: Love God, Love People, Make Disciples

The 60th FHL TableTalk Live is tomorrow at 11am on our FaceBook page and also on our YouTube Page.  It’s the 5th Year Anniversary of a monthly gathering that started out of our passion to empower food pantries and other community resources. I hope you join us!!

Our Guest is Eldon Kibbey, Indiana State Director for CBMC and an FHL Community board member.

About this FHL TableTalk…
Each of us is in a Sphere of Interaction that is filled with 3 Groups.

  1. There are the Scenery – those individuals that we see on a regular basis but don’t know.
  2. There are the Machinery – these are the humans who wait on you at the store, the coffee shop, or the restaurant but we don’t know who they are.
  3. Then, there are the People – those in your family, your workplace, and your neighborhood that you actually know!

So, how do we apply these principles so that we take advantage of the opportunities God has given us in this unprecedented time?

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Highlights from the FHL Charitable Golf Classic to Fight Hunger

The FHL Charitable Golf Classic at the Eagle Creek Golf Club this past Friday morning turned out to be a very successful event!   Words can not describe how grateful we are for the love and support during our Golf outing event. The event was filled with Joy and celebration thanks to God and the kind people of our community. 2021 will be greater.  Thank you for Josephine and Stan Smith vision and their  leadership for making this a successful event!!  Enjoy our gallery of pictures we took below.

 

 

 

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New Schedule for MFP Drive-Thru Food Pantry!

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF NEW MFP DRIVE-THRU SCHEDULE!
EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH SATURDAY, 10 TO 11:30AM

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF NEW MFP DRIVE-THRU SCHEDULE!
EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH SATURDAY, 10 TO 11:30AM

FHLNew Schedule for MFP Drive-Thru Food Pantry!
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