Here are some thoughtful responses we have received from clients and volunteers, sharing their unique stories and experiences with Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

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FCCLA Wylie

FCCLA Wylie

Thank YOU SO Much for allowing a few of my F.C.C.L.A. (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter members come help at your food pantry. I cannot wait to come back and serve at the Amazing Grace Food Pantry!

We hope to gather another team soon to come and help you guys very soon! It so awesome to work with your organization.  Thank YOU for allowing my students and I that opportunity!

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

FCCLA Wylie High School

Sally

A client wrote a poem for the pantry to share with the community. Thank you, Sally!

Stagnant waters breed disease,
So get on up.. and stir the pot,
It’s time. .. to seize,… new life beyond,
And feel. ..the rustling breeze.

Inside of you.. like Waterfalls.
There’s beauty waiting.. to- be released.

Ask for Help, then get on up…
Cause Its time  to carry on.
No time to waste /nor time to stall

Cause..
“We’re all a link in the chain.. of life,
And Together, we can ease our  strife.
Live with pur…pose, sail ahoy. . enjoy.enjoy
Cause We’re all spokes.. in the wheel of life”

Hap..piness is in us all..
Listen to your heart . as it calls from within…
Like watered seedlings you will sow
By helping others you will grow
Like a planted seed.you’ll bloom
Sharing Love can heal a wound

Cause..
“We’re all a link in the chain.. of life,
And Together, we can ease our  strife.
Live with pur…pose, sail ahoy. . enjoy..enjoy
Cause We’re all spokes.. in the wheel of life

Face your fears/Wipe your tears/ turn.. the gears.
Stir the pot and watch your life transform.

As you grow
a better world you’ll come to know.

So come on..The time is Now…

Lets Go!!

Casey

Sheriff Deputy Acosta assists food pantry client

Casey had a stroke 2 years ago, leaving him disabled and without a car. He doesn’t want to impose on anyone to call for help. He, instead, uses a walker to go to Amazing Grace Food Pantry 8 miles away for food. Often passersby will give him a lift and another client or pantry volunteer will take him home.  Recently, Deputy Acosta gave Casey a lift to pantry and waited till he finished shopping then took him home. We can’t praise our Collin County Sherriff’s office enough for caring for each member of our community.

James and Karen

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.

Rod

Rod volunteers at Amazing Grace Food Pantry every week

I first learned about Amazing Grace Food Pantry through our church web site and have been volunteering at AGFP since early 2018. I started volunteering as a way to give back to our local communities. Friends have helped me in various ways over the years and it feels good to finally be able to give back in a tangible way.

Within a few months of volunteering, I quickly realized that this is much more than just providing food and nutrition to people in need. AGFP is an organization of multiple families. The clients on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays connect, bond, support, and learn from each other. The same is true for the volunteers helping each day. We connect as a team, work together for an incredible cause, and learn from amazing people – clients and volunteers alike. We are all there to support each other through life’s many challenges and successes.

It is great to be a part of the team!

Barb and Judah

Barb and Judah volunteer

My adult son Judah and I started to volunteer at Amazing Grace food pantry about 7 months ago. We were looking for something to get us out of the house, having been a stay at home mom for many years.

We wanted to try it for 1 day a week to start with, just to “see” how it was there. Once we started there we discovered the awesome staff and other volunteers that made us feel so very welcome. It wasn’t too long before we decided to give more than 1 day.

We really enjoy the family atmosphere and the fact that everyone working there comes from all different walks of life. It’s very refreshing to me and it’s bringing a much richer dimension to our lives that we are so thankful for to this day. Besides this there comes the joy of helping people feed their families. Unless you work there you have no idea how much food passes through the doors each week nor how many people are helped.

We also love to see all the different ages come to volunteer, from family’s with young children to senior citizen’s. Everyone can have place to fill at Amazing Grace! My only regret is that we did not find Amazing Grace sooner!

Fani

Fani - Food Pantry Client

Since Amazing Grace Food Pantry started it’s ministry in 2007, we’ve opened each client day with prayer. The clients that arrive early love to join in. Prayer requests are mentioned, answered prayers are spoken with praise and often shared testimonies like this one.

Fani had a huge praise that she gave to the waiting room after opening prayer. Fani was the client who received a new microwave from volunteer Preston from Church 11:32. She was so excited to tell everyone how God has been working in her life because she has been giving Him the praise for the little things provided to her. That woman was on fire for the Lord! She got a nice round of applause after her 3 minute testimony.

Rebecca

The Volunteers are nice and helpful l have been coming since l moved to Wylie over a month ago it’s helping my family a lot l will forever be grateful for your help and kindness May God bless you all!

Jessi

Jessi and her girls volunteer every Tuesday

Jessi and her girls take time out of their busy summer to volunteer every Tuesday to serve clients. They fill boxes full with meats, ice cream, coffee, pet food and any hygiene products needed. The girls have fun decorating the client boxes with designs and smiley faces to bring cheer to struggling families each week.

Wes

Wes Client Testimonial image

Wes has a family of 3, with additional 3 grandchildren during the summer months.

He suffered a broken neck 20 years ago which left him partially paralyzed but was able to work delivering pizza for a long time. He lost his job 5 years ago due to his disability and was without food until he found Amazing Grace Food Pantry to meet this need. His condition as declined this year, one leg is now powerless.

With the pantry’s new building being ADA compliant, Wes has easy access to shop for groceries.

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