The rising value of meals has hit households all throughout Texas and meals pantries are seeing increasingly individuals come to them for assist, together with navy service members and their households.
The Fort Hood Meals Pantry situated at The Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on submit, helps to feed Fort Hood troopers and households once they fall on laborious time. Their service depends on neighborhood donations.
”Particular person individuals give small donations,” mentioned Teresa Parris, administrative help specialist with Garrison Spiritual Help Workplace. “Now we have items which might be doing marches or meals drives. The commissaries are promoting baggage that come to us completely. So, If you happen to had the commissary and see the bag that claims feed the households, that is us.”
With these donations, they had been in a position to assist dozens of troopers and households in want each month.
”It is essential as a result of they will come right here and survive off consuming right here and assist their wives and little ones,” mentioned PFC Jada McCoy, spiritual help specialist. “In the event that they do have a roommate that’s afraid to go to a meals pantry, I can come right here and get it for them.”
Because the starting of the 12 months, the Fort Hood Meals Pantry has seen a spike within the variety of individuals needing to return to them for meals and different objects.
There is only one downside, their cabinets are operating naked.
”We do not have sufficient number of meals,” mentioned Parris. “We do not have sufficient pasta or pasta sauce. Now we have no rice.”
They’re additionally severely low on protein merchandise and protein is not simply meat, it is also issues like peanut butter. Proper now they solely have one jar.
That is why they’re reaching out to the neighborhood for assist to restock the cabinets and assist feed households on submit.
”Maintaining the dignity and confidentiality of our troopers and troopers’ households,” mentioned CPT Eugene Savarimuthu, chaplin at Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel. “To supply for them in order that they know that there’s somebody to like them of their dire want.”
If you want to assist however you possibly can’t donate meals or cash, additionally they want volunteers
If you want that will help you simply want to achieve out to the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel.
It’s also possible to donate financially at www.armyctofdigitalgiving.com.