North Texas families will have a little more to eat in the coming months thanks to a significant contribution to Hunt County Shared Ministries / FISH.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transported a full tractor-trailer load to the organization’s headquarters in Greenville Wednesday morning, filled with about two dozen pallets of food and other items.
Church officials at the scene said the donation was part of an ongoing global effort to care for hungry people, especially among small rural communities.
FISH executive director Wally Jeffers said he was overwhelmed with the unloading. The pallets were lined up for nearly a block along one side of Spencer Street.
“It’s awesome; it’s just amazing,” Jeffers said repeatedly thanking the church.
The roughly 44,000 pounds of items included pallets of staples such as corn, peanut butter and flour, as well as assorted soups, spaghetti sauce, pancake mixes and more. .
Jeffers said a large chunk of the donation will be shared among 15 other pantries and relief agencies in the area, who intended to get their shares back later today.
“They’re going to be blown away by this,” Jeffers said, adding that FISH would save a big chunk of the contribution to local families in need, with at least some added to the distribution of Christmas lunch boxes.
Volunteers will be needed to wrap the boxes next week.
Additional donations to FISH are available online by credit card, PayPal, or Venmo on the agency’s website, www.hcsmfish.org, can be mailed to Hunt County Shared Ministries, PO Box 124, Greenville, Texas 75403 or can be arranged by calling the agency at 903-455-0545 or [email protected]