Last week, Amazing Grace Food Pantry celebrated its 2017 volunteers with dinner donated & prepared by its Board of Directors. Nothing Bundt Cakes Murphy donated dessert in the new building’s warehouse area. It won’t be long before shelving fills this space, now was a good time to celebrate the 70+ volunteers who served in 2017.
In 2017 813 families received 592,000 pounds of food – all with the time, effort and care these amazing volunteers gave each week to help distribute food to families in need. Each volunteer received an Appreciation Certificate signed by CEO Mike Ellis and Congressman Pete Sessions with Gift Certificates from various local restaurants. Mike gave his testimony on how the pantry began and Education Director Clark Sutton spoke on continuing to love and serve others as he lead us in a Building Dedication prayer.
Special Thanks to:
St Anthony’s Church for loaning tables and chairs for this event
Jennifer Green from North Texas Food Bank for speaking about the difference each volunteer makes in the community
and to Kelly and Wylie Prep for set up, clean up and making sure each guest was catered to.
These are an awesome group of young people whom we hope to see again soon!
New Building Update: We’re slated to be open to serve clients middle of March with Grand Opening scheduled April 6. These rainy days make us more anxious for the move so clients will have indoor waiting area.
Action Items: If you or your group wishes to adopt all or part of the much-needed landscaping around the new building, please contact us either by calling (972) 292-7241 or by visiting our Contact page. The front area is in dyer need of earthwork and sod to repair all the damage and to make the new facility shine. We’re also looking to dress up the front columns with stone facades… if you can help, please contact us. Even if this is outside your wheelhouse, consider donating to make these projects more affordable.
I was introduced to Amazing Grace Food Pantry through a Love Your City Day our church put together. I was so impressed with the efficiency and care that was given to the donations and to those who came to receive a blessing from Amazing Grace.
I quickly knew this is where God was directing me to volunteer. I wanted it to be more than just an event, I wanted it to be a tangible way to make a difference. Being retired I want to give back not only to my church but also my community. We have lived in this community for over 50 years.
I brought both my Grandchildren to volunteer with me and as we left for the day they both asked to come back and do this again. Teach a child the ways they should go. It becomes a special time with their NaeNae.
I know this will be a family affair for us and many teachable moments for God to grow our compassion for others. Thank you Amazing Grace Food Pantry for being God’s hands and feet and allowing us to participate.
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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.