So excited! We had representatives from 7 different denominations at the first Cedar Hill Shares Faith Council meeting tonight! The council is being formed to:
Can't wait to see the results these churches get when they go back to their congregations and tell our story.
Thank you one and all for caring enough about your neighbors to make a difference. It's all about neighbors helping neighbors.
Thanks to Mission Cedar Hill the Pantry is stocked with much needed food. Thirteen volunteers worked all day in the hot weather sorting, transporting and stocking approximately 5,000 items of food from storage to the Pantry. The sad part is the food had been donated, but we didn't have the personnel to sort and transport. The good news is Daniel Foster, Youth Director of High Point Baptist Church called and asked how his group could help. What a blessing!
If you are like me and it has been a while since my kids left home you might be surprised what happens when kids are out of school. They eat, sleep, eat, watch TV eat, play video games and eat. Do you realize how much food one kid can pack away when they are home all day? A LOT! This is what our parents have been facing the past two months while school is out. Even with help from Cedar Hill Shares Food Pantry parents have been struggling.
Thankfully, at least for parents, school will be starting soon and the families can take advantage of the free/reduced breakfast and lunch program. In CHISD 60% of all students are on this program. Unfortunately, for those who are not on the program, they might not even have one nutritious meal a day. It is hard to believe that 8,000 individuals in Cedar Hill are food insecure with half of these living in poverty.
We all see pictures of starving, unwashed kids in foreign countries and we cry for them. There are kids right here in Cedar Hill that are in the same circumstances. Thank you to all the individuals, clubs, schools, businesses that donate daily. Without what they donate and the items donated by Kroger, Target, Walmart and Sprouts our families would not have the variety of food and produce they do. We pick up from these businesses five days a week.
One of the latest donations came from the Cedar Hill Rotary Club . They work all year to get their Head For The Hills Bike Rally set up. A big portion of their proceeds go to various service organizations in Cedar Hill. On August 10 they gave checks to 20 organizations totaling $18,000. Cedar Hill Shares was the proud recipient of $2,000. Thank you Rotary for all your Service Above Self.