• 1116 Dobie Plano, Texas 75074
  • walt@acfoodpantry.org

Volunteer

Where every volunteer makes a difference

  1. Regularly scheduled volunteering
  2. Short notice, as needed volunteering
  3. Adopt-a-shelf
  4. Be an Advocate

If you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities, please come into the store or complete the online contact form and a member will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

To find a volunteer opportunity best suited for you/your group, please follow the next few steps:

  1. Visit AC Food Pantry and discuss interests with Walt or another of our staff, or fill out the online form for us to get in touch with you.
  2. Fill out volunteer form: download online or visit us in-store for a hard copy
  3. Return completed volunteer form(s) to AC Food Pantry

Then have a blast!! That’s it! We make it simple for you so that we can get you started as quickly as possible.

If you are interested in a regular schedule or can respond on short notice, we need you. If you would like a member of the Food Pantry Staff to contact you, please complete the online contact form. A member will contact you as soon as possible.

The AC Food Pantry depends on members of the community, local organizations and businesses in order to meet the needs of the residents of our community. There are many ways you can help.

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Many times patrons have asked “What can I do to help?”. Now we have the answer. With the ever growing collection food and increase in circulation we just do not have the time to keep up with the shelves. We need volunteers to help keep the shelves neat and in order. Have you ever attempted to find something that was not where it belongs.

Any time you have will be helpful. 30 minutes a week goes a long way. Give it a try.

Cash donations are equally important and are used to replenish the food pantry. We hope that you will include us in your annual contribution budget.

The following are food items that are always needed!

If people do not have enough food, they don’t have enough toothpaste, toilet paper, or anything! Since our food costs are so low, please consider donating the following:

  • Facial Tissue
  • Sanitary Napkins
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bars Of Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent

Our Advocate Leaders act as organizers, seeking input and speaking on behalf of those who are unable to be actively involved. All Advocate Leaders have experienced homelessness and live on poverty-level incomes, and most cope with disabilities.

Our Advocacy

AC Food Pantry is committed to inciting both the public and private will to end hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the lives of our neighbors and to building strong, healthy, just communities.

Recognizing that healthy communities depend on respect, dignity, and opportunity for all, we also believe that bringing an end to the tragedy of long lines at shelters and soup kitchens, of hungry children, and abused women cannot happen unless we listen to the voices of those who are directly impacted by those problems, unless they participate in the process of creating and implementing solutions.

AC Food Pantry’s advocacy efforts were founded on the principle that empowering people to speak for themselves gives volume to their voices and ensures that their needs and wisdom-as they feel, as they express-are heard.

AC Food Pantry’s advocacy efforts listed below work towards solutions to the social, economic and political systems that do not respond adequately to the needs of those in our community.

EVERY VOLUNTEER CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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Where even used furniture can make a difference

Why a thrift store?

It is A Christian Food Pantry’s goal to feed as many people in the East Plano area. To do that, we need to spend as much of the monetary donations to AC Food Pantry on food. Keeping our doors open, however, requires money for rent and other bills. That is what the Thrift Store is for. We resell appliances and furniture at low costs to help cover bills.