Above and below, volunteers prepare the new building.
Above and below, volunteers clear out the old food bank.
The new People's Food Bank and Public Shower House prayed for by The Church of Isaiah 58 Project of Arizona at the beginning of last season, 2014 are both coming to fruition. Once the food bank building was donated, we prayed up the money for the contractor required to help construct it, and by May 2015, volunteers moved goods from the back of the old Quonset hut that had been in use since the foundation of the Isaiah 58 Project.
The old shelves were still usable, but we needed more, for now we would be able to store a much larger quantity of food due to a place that is not only twice as big, but also much better insulated. Prayer went out again, and the same week, an Isaiah Church member found the needed shelving in a local dumpster--needing only a a little cleaning and some paint.
For many years volunteer Bill (shown sweeping, above) has handled all aspects of the People's Food Bank, a very entailed job--including sorting, stocking, and handing out food. One allotment per week per person present is allowed. New Food Bank volunteers Ivan and Shirley are pictured in the far right corner above. Thank you to everyone involved -- sorry if we didn't get your pic!
The Church received an initial response concerning the second major project that had been prayed for--a new public shower house--in January 2015, from Northern Lake Community Church in Cumberland Wisconsin. They are planning to send a crew to begin work in the fall and will begin fundraising for the shower project soon.
Praise God, and thank you to all of you who love and serve Him.
Above Ivan and Shirley are staffing the new food bank, below.