Serving Over 300 Families Each Month
My Sister's Pantry serves hot meals as well as distributing groceries and clothing. Since opening its doors to the community in 1999, My Sister's Pantry has become one of the busiest food banks in the Tacoma area. The Pantry serves an average of 350 families per month and annually distributes approximately 125,000 pounds of food.
Browns Pt UMC supports My Sister' Pantry with financial gifts and volunteerism.
Twice a month, David and Pam M. prepare and help serve the meal, eat and talk with the clients and help in the cleanup. Pam calls many of the clients her friends. She's will pull the 'mother' role on them by telling them to eat vegetables. They smile and spoon some vegies on their plate. It's not every day they get motherly concern from someone who genuinely cares about them.
Pam is touched and inspired by the resiliency of many of the clients. They may be 'poor' but many are well read, sharp, keep up with the times and value a sense of purpose. Clients work at their assigned stations with pride and a sense of worth. Pam and David know that it can be a fine line between people who thrive and those who fall between the cracks of society due to a wrong turn. Not all of those wrong turns are unavoidable.
David says with a wistful look in his eyes, "you feed and talk with them, get close to them and then when they are gone, you pray they know God is walking the road with them."