Winter Edition | March 2020 | Winter Edition
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Program Highlights
We have temporarily
shut down the Older Adult & After-School Programs in response to the CDC and Executive recommendations of limiting large group gatherings.

Program Highlights
Food Bank

Total individuals served 734
Total families served 267
Total # of meals served 11,010

We have added staff in the Food Bank to keep up with current demands.

As a reminder, Food Bank hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9:00-11:30am, Tues. 4:00-6:00pm, and Sat. 9:00-11:00am. All you need to bring is 1 form of identification and proof of residency such as a mailed bill.

A special thanks to Mary Gruen of Thrivent Financial for the generous 'condiment bags' donated to the Wellspring Food Bank. Our clients are extremely grateful!
Wellspring on Wheels (WOW)

Total individuals served 343
Families served 222
Total food distributed 2,088 lbs

We're off to a good start in 2020 in the WOW Program. We've expanded with 2 additional sites including Indiana Tech and Neighborhood Health Clinic . Diverse partnerships like this permit us to serve more people where they're at. Click here for the full 2020 schedule !

We're also looking to add up to 4 additional temporary WOW sites in response to COVID-19. Check our website and social media frequently for updates!
Wellspring Shoppe

Total individuals 1,064
Total families 343
Average # of items/day 251

A special thanks to Jeff Goshert and Tony Smith for the remodeling project in the Wellspring Shoppe. During the holiday shutdown, they renovated the former kitchen into this beautiful dedicated space for shoes.

We will be temporarily expanding hours at the Wellspring Shoppe very soon, so make sure to check our website and social media frequently for updates!
Older Adult Program

Total clients 107
Total attendance 577
Average attendance 21

The Older Adult Program is thriving at Wellspring! The recent retirement of Director Gayle Mann left big shoes to fill. But, we're pleased to announce we have a dynamic team representing 3 generations on board.

A hearty welcome to Rachel Rosin, our new Older Adult Program Director, and Roy Hossler, our Assistant Adult Program Director. And, we can't forget Program Assistant Kelly Weaver who supports them in a variety of ways.

The number of engaging activities this trio has already organized has boosted excitement and participation in the Older Adult Program. We're looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

This program is temporarily closed.

After-School Program

Total participants 110
Total attendance 1,067
Average attendance 30

There is always something exciting going on in the After-School Program. From crafts and candy making, to educational and recreational enrichment, there's never a dull day.

This program is temporarily closed.
What's new at Wellspring?
As an interfaith organization, we couldn't be more thrilled to announce that 2 new congregations have formally partnered with Wellspring.

Welcome Fellowship Missionary and The Church of Jesus in Fort Wayne . Geoff King, Executive Director of Equipping at Fellowship Missionary, has served as a Wellspring board member since 2015. Through his pastoral connections, Geoff helped Wellspring launch its first WOW site at Autumn Woods. Wellspring is extremely thankful for his assistance as well as Fellowship Missionary’s financial commitment to the WOW program.

Winston Pearson, Jr, Senior Pastor at The Church of Jesus in Fort Wayne, has supported Wellspring’s mission since 2019 when his wife Alicia Pearson joined the Wellspring family as our receptionist. As a supporting congregation, The Church of Jesus in Fort Wayne will continue to volunteer and provide financial assistance for programming monthly.

Wellspring Happenings
We've postponed our spring fundraiser, the Wellspring West Central Fashion Show , due to COVID-19.

We're hoping to reschedule this fun event in the near future. Check our website and social media frequently for updates!

A special thanks to our 'celebrity' models who agreed
to hit the runway for us!
How can you help us during
the COVID-19 crisis?

Food and monetary donations are especially welcomed right now
as the need increases daily.

People of faith working together to support and enrich the lives of
Fort Wayne's central city residents.