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!
Our Ministry is inside the walls, too. Another heartfelt testimony from a volunteer:
I just wanted to let you know that after working full shift this morning, my daughter, Abigail, went to compete in a junior golf tournament. She placed 3rd and won her first medal! After the award, one of the first things she said was, “I can’t wait until I tell the pantry family.”
Most of you may not know the story, but Abigail quit playing golf since the divorce almost 4 years ago. She started back on tour just this February. Our goal was to win at least one medal and make it to the invitational final tournament. With today’s placing, she has solidified her standing to get invited to the final. Against all the adversity, Abigail has made it through and she is continuing to grow. And being part of the pantry has made such a difference for her. Having a sense of belonging and developing a sense of purpose.
Thank you so much for the care you are showing my children. It may be a small success, but it is such a huge step forward for us.
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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.