Good Werks

1 in 5 children in North Texas live in food-insecure households. Today, the Good Werks Project volunteered to stock shelves at Our Community Pantry. Our Community Pantry is located in an abandoned former liquor store in South Dallas. Our Community Pantry is operated by the North Texas Food Bank and is currently serving a balanced variety of groceries including fresh dairy, produce and frozen meats to over 400 families per week.

I joined a small group of volunteers, one of whom was clearly a regular volunteer and was a wealth of knowledge about how to be helpful. We stocked the shelves with boxes of food that had arrived. There was a shipment of fresh produce to be shipped and frozen meats to be moved from the stock room to the market. As I stocked shelves, I thought about the restrictions that families faced on how much of each product they were permitted to select. I tried to piece together healthy and delicious meals from the options in the pantry.

Leaving Our Community Pantry today, I’m reminded of how important food security is and how we all can play a part in helping those in our community who are food-insecure. If you want to learn more about the North Texas Food Bank, check them out here.


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