COVID19 Soup Run




Folks,

Just thought I'd let you read (below) what John, Pat & Maree had to say about the Soup Run last night.

One thing is clear: your behind-the-scenes efforts have real effects.

Thank you all.
Philip

From John:

As we pulled up tonight we received a round of applause and cheers. Difficult to give out food when you are almost in tears. 
We have seen 50 people at pip. Very busy. Everyone was really helpful. They waited until we dropped bags on the floor and stepped back. 
No one has heard anything about hotels. Everything is shut and they were very hungry.

Just finished at redcliff. We had enough food for only nine people so were really worried we would not have had enough. We found nine people wait. Prayer answered. 
Everyone again really grateful. Happy to take good bags one at a time. 
It was heart breaking out there tonight. Everyone so grateful. So cooperative. These people shouldn’t still be on the streets. I hope the hotel promise works through quickly. 
So Saturday numbers. 
Pip 51
Redcliff 9
60 total

From Pat & Maree:

It was certainly a different run last night, unlike no other.
You will probably hear from John that we gave out 60 bags of food.
We had to divide some bags with 2 rolls down to one roll each to make it go further. You could relate it to the 5 loaves and 2 fishes!
We gave out most of the bags at Pip 'n Jays within 15 minutes and people were all really courteous and did exactly what we asked them in terms of the hand over and waiting with good distance between each other and us.
We left Pip 'n Jays by 9.30 as we didn't have much left. We went to Redcliffe to assess numbers and literally gave out the remainder really quickly and left within just a few minutes.
Your dear friend Lin was just arriving as we left and John stopped to give her something, but we fear it was only a few biscuits. We are pretty sure there would have been some disappointed and hungry people arriving later, but we had nothing left even though Gaby and Gail and helpers had made up more than was previously given out in the week.
The interesting thing is that besides some of the people we know to be genuinely on the streets, there were a number of faces we haven't seen before. A reasonable number of young people (some on bikes) and we wondered if they have simply run out of money. Anyway, we thought we would pass this information on to you to share with others on the soup run.

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