Category Archives: Food Pantry

40 Years: Patchwork Central’s Ruby Anniversary

In 2017, Patchwork Central celebrates 40 years of serving our neighborhood through flexible and innovative programming! We’re excited to be planning some special events to celebrate, starting with our annual Soup, Salad, & Style event on Thursday, February 23 from … Continue reading

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A Group Effort

Business in Patchwork’s Food Pantry has been booming. In the first 6 months of 2016, we’re serving an average of almost 200 people per month. That’s up 35 people every month compared to 2015! That means we distribute a large quantity of … Continue reading

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A Beacon to the Neighborhood

“I always describe Patchwork to people as a beacon to the neighborhood,” someone told me last week. “I really believe it is.” I wholeheartedly agree with her. Day after day, I see people come to Patchwork for a place to … Continue reading

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Here in the New Year

We’re barely two weeks into 2016, and already we’ve had more than our share of busy days. After a short break for Christmas and New Year, we were open and our programming was in full swing on Monday, January 4. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Blessings

It’s Thanksgiving–the time to take stock of all that we’re thankful for. At Patchwork, it feels like a good time to reflect on all we’ve done in the past year of service to our neighbors and our community. We are thankful for everyone … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons

The seasons are changing here at Patchwork. There’s a touch of fall in the air, and next Tuesday our Arts & Smarts children’s program will start up again for the school year. The building is very quiet in the afternoon, but … Continue reading

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Bursting at the Seams

Next week at Patchwork, the pace will pick up dramatically. We’ll be back to full days of programming with the first Art Garden Week filling the building each day with around 50 children, teens, and adult volunteers. The joy, activity, and … Continue reading

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Hospitality in the Snow

Patchwork was closed, for the most part, from Monday to Wednesday this week because of the winter storm. We didn’t want to risk injury or accidents for any of our staff or volunteers if they attempted to get out in the … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the Year

2014 is almost over and we’ve accomplished a lot! In the last year, Patchwork’s food pantry has given out almost 19.5 tons of food, providing food to 1885 individuals from 904 households. Each food order is meant to feed a … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Our Bounty

We always have a lot to be thankful for at Patchwork, but lately we’ve had some special celebrations. The day before Thanksgiving, Darlene came in at the crack of dawn to bake breakfast casseroles for all of the morning’s visitors. … Continue reading

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