Physical and Spiritual Nutrition
THE BASKET FOOD PANTRY
The Basket is a food program that serves approximately 50 families per week, and distributes thousands of boxes of food annually, giving groceries that will feed a family for three to five days.
It is our goal to provide a food pantry co-op to the residents of Pleasant Grove that will give them the opportunity to take ownership by contributing, volunteering, offering solutions and working together to strengthen the hand of the poor.
Our food pantry program is unique to others in Dallas and offers an innovative and creative solution to poverty by using the service as an opportunity to build trusting relationships with participants. CareCenter staff and volunteers spend time counseling and praying with each participant every time that they come to receive food. The CareCenter team builds relationships with participants and helps to determine ways to improve their lives. Various avenues include counsel, life skills classes and drug and alcohol abuse programs.
I am a single grandmother raising three grandchildren on my own. Money is tight, and, at times, raising the children alone is difficult. I began receiving food from The Basket and it relieved a lot of stress trying to make ends meet. The people at The Basket became family to my children and me! Now, I volunteer at The Basket every week, and I enjoy helping people just like CareCenter helped me!
Mary Cruz - The Basket