Hill Country Community Ministry

“Do you have any jelly today?” This was a question asked by a client at the HCCM food pantry last week. Happily I could say we sure do have some available because I had just stocked the shelf with food donations from Peace. The client explained that PB&J sandwiches were snacks her kids could prepare for themselves when she works late.
“Is all that food for me?” is another question repeated when we give out turkeys with all the fixings. Most clients are so appreciative and often giddy when I hand out the holiday meal. I get to be a part of the excitement and hear Thanksgiving plans and who gets the turkey legs. Peace’s monetary donations help make this holiday meal possible.
These are only a few of the many connections I have made volunteering at the food pantry. I have listened, encouraged, prayed and cried with many clients that are facing life events that are unimaginable like homelessness , hunger, loss of health and drug abuse. A majority of the households are working parents with low wages and no sick leave. Please continue to support HCCM through food or monetary donations, the Crop Walk or volunteering. HCCM is planning to open a thrift store this winter for income to provide more services in a larger facility. I am sure Peace will step up as always to help!
Mona Ekas
October 2018