You did it! The Cool, Green Bag Brigade showed an incredible amount of compassion and responded to our call for extra food, providing almost 23,000pounds of food on Saturday. This is 44 percent more than we have ever delivered! Thank you to the more than 830 wonderful Simple Gesture donors. Our 53 drivers and 43 food sorting volunteers did a splendid job. This collection brings the total amount of food collected since we began to over 220,000 pounds!
A giant thank you goes to the four Pantry Coordinators who, as usual, did an exemplary job of managing and emptying the cars, which were filled to their roofs with cool, green bags.
Robyn Freedman-Schnapp – Reston Cornerstones Pantry
Andy Gluck – LINK Pantry in Sterling
Joyce Jones – St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Roberta Gosling – South Lakes High School Pantry
If you would like to be trained as a pantry coordinator, please contact Bob. It only takes 2 hours on collection day.
SIGN-UP YOUR NEIGHBORS
Several donors placed notices about us in their NextDoor newsletters. Because of that, over a two-day period we signed-up over 60 new donors. We now have over 1,000(!) active members. Please help us to expand more by putting a notice in your NextDoor newsletter and tell your friends and neighbors to sign-up at: https://www.coolgreenbag.org/signup/.
HAVE YOUR OFFICE JOIN US
If your office colleagues want to donate on an ongoing basis, they can also join A Simple Gesture. Just contact us for information.