Thank you Golden Wings Pet-Food Pantry!

Thank you Golden Wings Pet-Food Pantry!

The GreenHouse received a generous donation of dog and cat food from the Golden Wings Pet Food Pantry, which is a service of the West Plains Angels, a group devoted to helping veterans.

We are so grateful for this generousity, and to our volunteer, Carol, who made contact with the good folks at Golden Wings, and arranged for the delivery. 

About Golden Wings Pet-Food Pantry

Golden Wings Pet-Food Pantry is a charitable service created by The West Plains Angels; a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization: EIN: 82-5062392.

Golden Wings Pet-Food Pantry donates pet food, treats, toys, and emergency medical funding to pet-owners in need. Check us out on Facebook by searching for West Plains Angels! Also, a quick internet search will take you to many of the great articles written about our charity! Golden Wings has been helping the fire-ravaged victims of Elk, WA;/ Medical Lake, WA; Malden, WA; and anyone in between whose homes were destroyed, or beloved pets killed by the fires. This sacred work has given our non-profit organization an opportunity for growth as more-and-more people have reached out to us for assistance. To further aid them we need help from donors, like you! Please consider donating to our charity. You can donate by scanning the QR code, or by going to any Banner Bank and donating to the West Plains Angels account.

Golden Wings Pet-Food Pantry

Donate to Golden Wings Pet-Food Pantry

Yummy Dinner

Yummy Dinner

Yummy Dinner

One of our clients sent in this photo of the dinner she made. Every item on the plate came from the GreenHouse: pork chops, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Isn’t it a lovely dinner?

~Denise

A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

Thank You to Families of Colton School District
This week at the GreenHouse was one for the record books. We broke a record for the number of households served in a single day: 72. In less than 3 hours, our team served 72 families. To say we were busy was an understatement. This week due to Presidents’ Day, we were only open two days, but we served nearly 130 families. It seems every time we turn around, we have a new person walking through our food bank doors. Don’t get me wrong, we are happy to serve our community, that’s what a food bank does! We serve people who need help. However, those needing help are growing in number rather than staying the same. Times are lean. We are grateful to have enough food to help, and for our local and state partnerships that deliver food to us, as well as our donors who help keep our lights on. Some highlights of this week for me were:
  • One of our most vulnerable clients is getting some much needed help through our community partner, Rural Resources.
  • We had donations of sleeping bags, clothing, and cat and dog food come through the door.
  • Our team of volunteers met every single benchmark this week, and they did it with a smile.
  • I laughed with many clients. I hugged, and yes—cried—with a few too.
So, while the need is great, and the days are packed full, on behalf of everyone who serves the GreenHouse and therefore the people who live in our community, Thank you!

VISIT US

Greenhouse Food Bank
PO Box 62
211N Fir Ave
Deer Park WA 99006

509.276.6897

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FOOD & CLOTHING BANK HOURS

Mon — 2PM-5:45PM Wed, Fri — 1PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun — Closed

OFFICE HOURS

Mon — 2PM-5:45PM Wed, Fri — 9:30AM-4:30PM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun — Closed Closed all major holidays

Teri’s Can Openers

Teri’s Can Openers

Teri's Can Openers
Yesterday, I gave out a can opener, and while the person who needed it was in a hard situation and the scenario was serious, I am also grinning at the memory. Every time we give out a can opener, I am reminded that there are amazing people in the world.  In my mind, I call these can openers Teri’s Can Openers.

You see,  whenever we give out a can opener, I immediately think of one of our long-time volunteers at the GreenHouse, Teri. People who volunteer at a food bank have kind hearts and strong backbones. They often hear hard stories. They listen and because they care, they are problem solvers.

Last summer Teri said to me, “We need some can openers. How can we give canned food to people if they can’t open it?” Her words hit me like a freight train! She was so right! Some of our clients are unhoused. They can’t accept food that they cannot open! Teri had identified a need that I never had thought of. A can opener is small. It fits in a backpack or pocket, and it opens food. Yes! What a great idea!

So, we asked the greater community of GreenHouse supporters to donate some can openers and an anonymous donor stepped up. Now when we have an unhoused person walk through our doors, the first thing I ask them is if they have a can opener.
If the answer is no, we provide one. Each and every time this happens, I smile.
And this reminds me— we only have two can openers left.

GreenHouse supporters—would anyone mind donating a few can openers so that we can continue to do our good works? I thank you, our staff and team of volunteers thank you, and most importantly, our unhoused clients thank you.

With loving thoughts of Teri and all who make the GreenHouse run,

Denise

Partners Helping Partners

Partners Helping Partners

Partners Helping Partners

Partners helping partners makes stronger communities. Today one of our clients, who is also a volunteer at the VFW Hall in Elk, loaded up boxes of food to help feed fire victims at a free dinner hosted by the VFW. The GreenHouse was happy to play a small part in feeding our friends who’ve lost their homes due to the Oregon Fire. 

Thanks for the grocery bags

Thanks for the grocery bags

Thanks for the Grocery Bags

The GreenHouse has had several deliveries of grocery bags this past week and we are truly grateful. Some have been delivered by hand and others came in from online orders. Thank you to all who’ve blessed us with this simple, yet critical gift. We appreciate you!