Audrey Wallace, Executive Director of Sachse’s 5 Loaves Food Pantry explains the face of hunger today, and the growing needs of fixed income seniors, lower income wage earners, and others who are simply going through crisis.
Host Jeff Bickerstaff talks with Audrey about the 16 local churches, rotaries, Lion’s Clubs, and various organizations that volunteer for everything from supplies to shelving and logistics.
Since September of 2015, 5 Loaves Food Pantry has been doling out weekly groceries, and additional monthly staples boxes, and personal care boxes for the people experiencing these needs. Now they offer a diaper bank, and Coffee With a Purpose – roasted, ground, bagged, and sold – on premise, to bring operating revenue into the mission. These days, Wylie Flower and Gift, Wylie Printing, and Massage Bliss in Sachse, among others, are selling Coffee With a Purpose. One $10 pound of coffee equals 28 lbs of food.
Volunteer duties are dependent on the day you want to serve. Special needs students get to work at the pantry to learn life and occupational skills they will eventually use to live as independently as possible.
Area businesses are encouraged to participate through coffee sales, donations, or volunteers, to keep this great work going. Go to 5LoavesFoodPantry.org to get started, find 5 Loaves on Facebook, or call 469-767-8071 for more information.
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