Food pantry update
JCFP 2017 report
Thank you to the community of Jacksboro, as well as our friends and family throughout Texas for generously supporting the Jacksboro Community Food Pantry in its fifth year of distribution. In 2017, JCFP distributed 67,005 meals at an average cost of $0.22 per meal. The amazing Third Annual Fill the Truck Food Drive hosted by the Lions Club, new food drives initiated by the JISD student body and staff, along with monthly collections from various churches and organizations helped make this a truly successful year containing cost per meal. Additionally, the Produce Express Truck that we have coordinated from the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank delivered 72,001 pounds of fresh seasonal produce at no cost. They supplied fruits and vegetables that can be combined with the non-perishables to stretch food beyond the five day supply of breakfast, lunch and dinner that we offer each month.
Highlights this year included a blessed post Easter communion given by Reverend Cassie Wade of First United Methodist Church during which a recipient received communion for the very first time. A generous donation by the Clothes Closet ladies helped provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a voucher for a turkey purchased at Lowe’s grocery for 150 families. On two different occasions out-of-state travelers came to volunteer and continue to comment on social media of the remarkable ministry that has grown from such humble beginnings. Of course there were countless acts of generosity that were experienced and greatly appreciated by all.
As we begin our sixth year of distribution, I would like to thank the volunteers who make each month a Christ-filled environment that truly radiates the concept in which our food pantry was founded; Jesus has briefly stepped away and we have been asked to open His door and simply offer a meal to the hungry.
Again, thank you and God bless.
Jacksboro Community Food Pantry