It is a great day in Wylie, TX, with the Grand Opening of Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Amazing Grace is a member of the North Texas Food Bank’s Feeding Network and are recipients of funding from the North Texas Food Bank’s Capital Campaign- Stop Hunger Build Hope. Thanks to Stop Hunger Build Hope donors Prairie Creek Partners Charitable Foundation, Alan and Randy Engstrom and Debbie and Ric Scripps, Amazing Grace now has a facility that is able to accommodate more clients who will be able to receive more nutritious food - especially fresh produce!
A special thank you to the Honorable Congressman Pete Sessions and Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue for addressing the excited audience at this special event!
Amazing Grace has served the community of Wylie and neighboring areas for more than 12 years. In their first year they served a few dozen people. Fast forward to 2017 and they served 813 families with 592,000 pounds of food.
This shows that the need in Wylie and in Collin County is great. In fact, according to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, Collin County has a food insecurity rate of 16 percent. This means that more than 135,000 people don’t know where their next nutritious meal will come from.
The Food Bank serves 13 counties across North Texas and is working to fill the current meal gap and provide 92 million meals by 2025. We will achieve this goal thanks to partners like Amazing Grace Food Pantry and support from people like you.
Thank you for believing in our vision of creating hunger free, healthy North Texas.