Mission Carthage is a hub of hope for rural Panola County. Since last March, they have been shielding thousands of East Texans from the impacts of the pandemic and poverty. Executive Director Jennifer Randall talks about her organization’s vital partnership with East Texas Food Bank:
“It’s not enough to say ‘thank you,’ but these are the words we’ve got! The East Texas Food Bank made it possible for us to continue to feed people in need when we thought we might have to close our doors. That idea hurt so much. It’s a passion of ours to give people hope and help their tears stop flowing for a day. A lot of people would go hungry if we weren’t here.”
“With the East Texas Food Bank’s support, we have stayed open! It miraculously feels like the loaves and fishes sometimes—even when we’re serving about 100 more families every month.”
“They provide lots of shelf-stable food like canned vegetables, peanut butter, baking mixes, rice, pasta and spaghetti sauce. We give every family some of this, like the grandma in her 70s who’s raising her 16-year-old grandson. He wanted to get a job to help out at home, but then COVID-19 hit. This food helps them so much right now.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you to the East Texas Food Bank for helping us love our neighbors!”
We’re also thankful—for you! Like Jennifer says, “This is a group effort to feed our communities.” We simply couldn’t do it without you.