Food Pantry Guests

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Food Pantry

For many people, a trip to Patchwork’s food pantry begins in our main office. That’s where we’ll make a phone call to check their eligibility (each family can get a food order every 30 days) and issue a referral. While a few families receive their referrals through another organization, on average every month our main […]

Busy Mornings at Patchwork

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Hospitality

The weather is beautiful in Evansville and spring has arrived. With the warmer weather, we’ve seen increased numbers of visitors during Patchwork’s Neighborhood Hospitality time. Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am-noon, you will find our building busy. On some recent mornings, our Meetinghouse has held nearly 40 people! Our increased morning traffic can also be measured […]

The Season of Thankfulness

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts, Bike ReCycle, Food Pantry, Health Ministry, Hospitality

Six of our current Arts & Smarts after school participants are second generation “Patchwork kids.” Their families know that they will be supported and cared for as individuals. Their families know this because they have experienced it themselves. We are part of their community. One man lives in a house near Patchwork. He’s very tall […]

A Place to Come Together

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Hospitality

“Thanks for talking to me. If the two of us were someplace else, we wouldn’t be talking. You probably wouldn’t notice me. I’m kind of invisible.” The man and Jane Vickers had been enjoying a conversation as he sat in the Patchwork kitchen window supervising the morning coffee service and Jane worked on children’s program […]

Back to School

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Hospitality

Tuesday afternoon I got a report of a school supply explosion at Patchwork Central. Everything was OK, though. It was all in good fun. The report came from someone who had volunteered as a “Bagger” to help prepare for Patchwork’s 22nd annual Back to School Sale. The group had moved a mountain of boxes and […]