Last week, Amazing Grace Food Pantry distributed an overflowing grocery cart of food to 168 families. Turkeys or Hams were given along with all the side dishes along with their weekly groceries. 705 people, from newborns to seniors, will have a full table this week and for Thanksgiving. Pet food is also supplied weekly so that pets won’t be eating table scraps, which is very dangerous to pet health.
Turkey Note: Refrain from giving any part of that beautiful bird to your cat or dog. While it may seem like just a little piece of turkey skin couldn’t hurt your pet, it can actually cause a life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas called pancreatitis.
One of many stories we’d like to share with you as part of our #SeasonOfSmiles posts:
A call came in this week from one family, 2 elderly sisters who are disabled. Due to health reasons, they haven’t been able to leave the house in 3 weeks to get food. The pantry team was quick to respond, load up the car and deliver. Although it is not our policy to deliver, there are a few homebound people that our pantry staff have adopted to insure that they have the food they need and tailor food baskets according to their home appliances and physical ability. The hearts of the volunteers is so huge, often overwhelming!
Thanksgiving is one week that everyone takes time to remember what they are thankful for. Amazing Grace Food Pantry is no exception. We are so thankful for YOU and the generous hearts in the community who reach out to volunteer and donate food or dollars to support this ministry. We’re thankful to supply enough food to each family to hold them over for a week and that they can come every week. We’re thankful for the privilege to become friends and prayer warriors with families in need. We are thankful for your prayers. We see how God answers prayers every day – it’s simply amazing to see Him working at Amazing Grace Food Pantry!
Also thankful to businesses that support Amazing Grace Food Pantry: Home Depot, Lowes, Kroger, AT&T and AmazonSmile to name a few. With every $10 donated, a family has groceries for a week!
Karen discussed with me about one year ago the need to get involved in a community service activity. We have been retired a few years and needed to do some volunteering. Karen looked for a pantry to volunteer in and selected Amazing Grace because of the people, the process, and how it helps those in our local area, where she and I live. After a few months I decided to join her one day and am really glad I did. Neither of us had a lot growing up, and there were times that my family when I was a child had no food and we relied on assistance. We discovered what a tremendous group of people have accomplished through this organization toward providing meals to those in need whether it be long term or short term. The process is very solid and we are proud to be a part of such an organization.
Jesus teaches us that we are to serve and we are to feed people, both physically and spiritually. We have made many new friends by volunteering at Amazing Grace and have discovered that regardless of where we are in our own walk, our mission is clear. That is provide a means for people to obtain food where a means may not otherwise exist. The leadership of Amazing Grace exemplifies what Jesus taught and we are proud to be a part of an organization that is so focused on defeating hunger in our county.
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More ways YOU can help in the Fight Against Hunger in North Texas
- Visit our Volunteer Page to find out how you can get involved directly to make a difference.
- Consider arranging a recurring monthly donation by visiting our Donation Page… no amount is too small.
- Shop using Amazon Smile – select Amazing Grace Food Pantry as your charity of choice. If you have already, please update your selection.
- Use your Kroger Community Rewards Card. Enter our number 92895 to have a portion of your total purchase benefit Amazing Grace Food Pantry.
- Visit the Target Gift Registry to review a list of needed items such as canned beans, canned veggies, soups and hygiene products.
- Spread the word about us to your friends, family and coworkers! Ask your favorite businesses if they support Amazing Grace Food Pantry.
- Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and be sure to share our posts on your timeline.
The volunteers at Amazing Grace Food Pantry and the growing number of clients thank you for your help in fighting hunger in Collin County and North Texas. If you have any questions, comments or would like to know more, feel free to use our Contact Page or call us at (972) 292-7241.