Mark your calendar for our next grocery day!
HFLM currently provides groceries for low income families or those facing hardship in partnership with four churches serving three counties. The groceries and other donated items are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to families in need. Food is distributed monthly, and when other food resources become available via our community providers, we make arrangements with partners for quick distribution. When food is distributed, relationships are developed, and volunteers are encouraged to share the Gospel and offer prayer support.
We are currently providing Grocery Love in partnership with Freedom Church and Catholic Charities Mobile Pantry at Freedom Church on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Join us for our next Grocery Love Distribution!
1800 S. Hampton Rd.
Glenn Heights, TX 75154
When you come for the first time, you will need to register with one of our volunteers from your car. Once you're registered, our team will load your car with fresh fruit, veggies, pantry staples, milk, and meat.
Interested in Volunteering for a Neighborhood Grocery Day? Click here!
Are you interested in Developing a Food Distribution Program at Your Church? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many children who live in low income families depend on free or subsidized school meals. But what happens when the winter holidays arrive? As poverty increases, so does the need for food. Families shouldn’t have to decide between paying bills and putting food on the tables for their children, and yet that is a heartbreaking decision they make every day.
According to the latest statistics released by the USDA, there are 3.9 million households in America in which both adults and children are food insecure. This means they have limited or inconsistent access to food which is both nutritious and safe. Hunger during the holidays is real and serious issue. Every family, no matter how poor, should be able to gather together for a decent holiday meal. Families living on the razor’s edge of poverty experience the financial pressure of the cost of food and the cost of their rent when their children aren’t receiving free lunches from school over their break. It is alarming just how many children depend on these free lunches as a primary source of nutrition and sustenance.
There are school programs that provide children with meals over their summer vacation; however, there is no national program that provides meals over the winter holiday break. This time of year puts additional stress on families. They have to figure out ways to find cared for their children while they are at work and also how to provide food for them during this time.
Harvest Family Life, through our Church To Child initiative, is committed to establishing food programs in partnership with local churches that will help meet the grocery needs of families during this time of year. The child remains at the core of this ministry because we know that a child who is hungry is more likely to develop frequent illnesses, behavioral problems, and even learning disabilities, all of which affects his/her performance in school. Low performance means that he/she is less likely to graduate from high school which greatly reduces his/her access to a well-paying job, making it financially difficult to provide food and other necessities for their own children. If we reach the child, we can see a destiny changed!
As part of the Church To Child campaign, the Honor Academy in Brownwood (and coming to Glenn Heights in 2022!) will established a segment of it’s program to teach children and families good shopping strategies that allow them to cook nutritious, homemade meals for their family within the confines of their budget. Learning how to cook and shop are two skills which are imperative when it comes to addressing childhood hunger and health issues. These skills will be needed for the rest of the child's life. And when it comes to school breaks, these skills will allow parents a little bit of relief in knowing how to prepare for the additional food demand during these times.
Just as Jesus fed the masses (Matt 14:21), so too are we committed to feeding those in need. Your support to carry out this mission and help sustain these families is critical. Click our donate page to donate monetarily or volunteer with our Grocery Love initiative today!
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