Thank you one and all Trinity Church and School members, staff and students for again giving your Cedar Hill neighbors that are having a hard time making ends meet a reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
Saturday, Nov. 14 these wonderful people took over the parking lot of Cedar Hill Food Pantry and made 285 Thanksgiving meal bags. They had enough extra items they could have made 400 bags, but I asked them to allow us to re-stock the shelves with the extra. They also made a sizable cash donation to help re-stock.
Monday Nov. 16 there were 30 families on the porch when the doors opened at 1:00 waiting to receive their "regular weekly food" plus a complete Thanksgiving meal.
Before the three hour shift was over 62 families received food.
We are not through yet.
Wed. Nov. 18 1:00-4:00, Friday, Nov 20 9:00-noon and Sat., Nov. 21 10:00-1:00
the other 200 families will be in to receive their weekly food and Thanksgiving.
The Pantry will be closed the week of Thanksgiving to allow staff and volunteers time to be with their families.
None of this could happen without the generous donations of money, food and time of volunteers.
It takes over 30 volunteers hours to stock shelves, make units and distribute.
Without these generous people we literally could not open our doors.
I wish I could say Thanksgiving and Christmas is a one time occasion.
The Food Pantry feeds approximately 275 families every week 12 months a year.
The First Baptist Church Cedar Hill has committed to provide meal bags for Christmas that will be distributed Dec. 14-19.
We would like to give a big thank you to the Cedar Hill Fire Department and Hillcrest Baptist Church for providing Thanksgiving meals for 16 families that were not registered by the cut off date of Nov. 1
Cedar Hill is such an amazing city. There is truly none other like it.