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Area Food Pantries Receive Large Donation From Local Organization

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SHERMAN, TX -- The employees of the Texoma Council of Governments stepped up, when area food pantries needed it most.

"We have very compassionate employees, and they really rose to the challenge." says Judy Fullylove of the Texoma Council Of Governments

TCOG generally hosts their annual food drives through the summer, when demand is high for non perishable food items.  But area pantries are low, down to critical levels so they elected to begin their food drive now.

"it was really great to see the employees respond to the need in our community." says Judy.
     
Employees worked together to collect over ten thousand pounds in food donations to be delivered to food pantries throughout Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties.  And area pantries say those donations couldn't have came soon enough.
"Supplies are always tough...  Especially this time of year." says Jim Smith of Sherman's Grand Central Station Soup Kitchen.
Even with the large donation from TCOG, pantries say donations are still needed, as requests for donations is up, and inventories in pantries are low.
"Our clients that come in, that number has increased.  We're seeing a lot of new faces, that haven't been here before.  Their families are in a situation where the money doesn't meet the bills and the groceries" says Donna Waters of the Salvation Army.
And for groups like the employees at the Texoma Council of Governments, it's about paying it forward.  And making sure that someone less fortunate doesn't go hungry.
"There is always some way to give back.  Especially as fortunate as we are to have jobs and to share as much as we can share." says Judy.