Thursday evening November 17 at the food pantry, we served 126 families, with 11 of those there for the first time.  Needless to say, even after the Rotary food drive in October, our shelves are pretty bare, so we need just about everything.

Because of the increased numbers of those we have served the last couple months, our bank balance is very low.  We would greatly appreciate any extra monetary donations by Dec. 6 in order to pay for meat, bread, and other items we need to buy when we pick them up.  We are most grateful for all the support given to the West Rockingham Food Pantry.

Next month, the distribution will be December 14, so we have little time to prepare.  And it will be a long time until the next distribution on January 25.  Collection day will be December 6.

Cooks Creek is a member of the West Rockingham Food Pantry.  Organized in 2008, the WRFP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community pantry composed of ten churches, three Ruritan Clubs, and a Boy Scout troop.  Its mission is to provide food to help supplement the nutritional needs of our neighbors in a dignified and respectful manner.  Operating out of Cooks Creek, the pantry serves the area west of Harrisonburg to the West Virginia border.

Food is distributed the fourth Thursday each month from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Food donations are accepted at Cooks Creek the second Wednesday each month from 8:30 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Tax deductible monetary contributions are made payable to the West Rockingham Food Pantry and may be mailed to Cooks Creek at 4222 Mt. Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

In Matthew 25:36 Jesus said “I was hungry and you gave me food.” Believing that the

pantry is God’s mission in our area, Cooks Creek members are strong supporters of this

interdenominational effort to follow Jesus’ words.