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Hospitality in the Snow

Patchwork was closed, for the most part, from┬áMonday 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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Our Fabulous Food Pantry

Often, volunteering in our food pantry is not glamorous. There is a lot of time spent waiting. Waiting, not knowing who woke up hungry today and will decide that they need help. Waiting,┬ánot knowing how many people will arrive in … Continue reading

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First Impressions

A woman parks by our garden and gets out of her car with her cell phone glued to her ear. She walks in Patchwork’s alley door and proceeds, on a mission, through the building to the front door. She never … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward

While the children have been busy with all sorts of fun summer activities at Patchwork, those receiving our Neighborhood Hospitality have been accommodating and gracious as the hours that we’re offering showers, coffee, a place to rest, and other services … Continue reading

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Showers!

This morning we’ve had a record number of showers: 14! It’s a lot to pack into a short morning at Patchwork, but everyone appreciates the opportunity that we offer and is willing to work together to make sure each person … Continue reading

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