A Christian Food Pantry announces the award of a $10,500 grant from the City of Plano.
Program Support Grants awarded by the City of Plano focus on funding services that are provided to the community through specific programs that support an organizations mission.
With a goal and mission to help supplement food insecure families in Collin County, A Christian Food Pantry (a 501 c(3) organization) partners with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) in distributing over 700,000 pounds of food each year.
Initially located on Avenue “G” in Plano, the pantry and its thrift store relocated this summer to 1115 Dobie (off Avenue “K”). About 70% of the families and individuals being assisted weekly by the food pantry live in Plano’s 75074 zip code.
The pantry and its co-located thrift store are operated by 100% volunteers. The combined operations have no salary expenses. As such, unless designated by the donor for a special project, 100% of donations go directly to support the purchase of food to meet the needs of those that are food insecure. In the past 2 years, the program has doubled in size and is projecting more than a 30% increase for 2016.
The City of Plano, recognizing the community needs that A Christian Food Pantry continually helps to meet, has provided the $10,000 grant for 2016 to help offset the growing food costs necessary to meet their population of food insecure individuals and families.