May 22, 2020 @ 4:00PM
Topic: What effect has COVID-19 had on our ability to provide food for those in need?
COVID-19 has effected so many more families now out of work and struggling to put food on the table. Amazing Grace Food Pantry serves families in need in Collin County. Compared to 2019, in the first 11 weeks of 2020 the increase in client visits is up 119%. Those experiencing job loss for the first time in their lives come in expecting little but leave with enough food for a week for their families.
Seeing new faces come to Amazing Grace Food Pantry is bitter sweet. They are in despair and partly numb from the overwhelming events that this Covid-19 pandemic has thrown us into. They have never heard of a food pantry before this, but coming in just once has eased their stress about feeding their families. They come with tears of grief, but leave with tears of relief and gratitude for the many organizations and members of the community that support food pantries in North Texas!
At Amazing Grace Food Pantry, we are all volunteers. No one receives a salary. We rely solely upon the generosity of the community for acquiring food and other household goods for families in need.
Do what you can to those in need by contributing to this Collin County food drive or giving directly to a pantry of your choice.