February is food drive month at the Cathedral in support of Buckhead Christian Ministry’s “Client Choice” Pantry. St. Anne’s Guild helps coordinate this drive and will again be stationed in the Atrium and in the halls every Sunday in February between 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. to receive your monetary donations of $20 or more. Donations made by check should be payable to “Cathedral of St. Philip” with “BCM Food Drive” on the memo line. Donations can also be made specifically to the BCM Food Drive below.
Your support in the past two years has been instrumental in launching the client choice food pantry. BCM has now completed the build-out of its concept, including the purchase of computer software and the hiring of a pantry manager to implement the program. The use of computers is an exciting new aspect of the ministry, enabling BCM clients to choose food and hygiene items from a touch screen computer based on their family size and the current available inventory of the pantry. BCM volunteers then bag the groceries in real-time for delivery to the client as they wait.
Thanks to your gifts in 2019, the choice of fresh fruits and vegetables will now be available to BCM clients. Your support in the last two Cathedral food drives totaled $20,000 and enabled BCM to purchase two industrial coolers for storing the fresh produce they receive through partnerships with local suppliers. Let’s continue this great record of support in 2020!
The pantry’s goal is to maintain quality control of its food inventory and to provide dignity and choice in its delivery of assistance. As it continues to roll out this new process, BCM has a huge need for new food pantry volunteers! If you are interested in learning more about the food pantry volunteer role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.