Since November of last year, I've volunteered at the Hutto Community Food Pantry nearly every Saturday morning. I've worked in the back, sorting donations, shelving donations by type and date, weighing donations, and packing up the weekly food boxes for clients. I've worked in the front, assisting clients with their free choice items, restocking free choice items, carrying items to cars, and mastering the computer programs that track client activity. Over these past months, I've learned more than just the operations of the food pantry.
Lesson Eight: Local area businesses are instrumental in keeping the pantry stocked. From the Capital Area Food Bank and HEB Grocers to the local doughnut shops, coffee shops and pizza places, support comes in many forms. Sometimes it's a huge donation and sometimes it's not so much, but every single food item and every single dollar that is donated is welcome and appreciated.
Hutto Community Food Pantry serves those in the Hutto Independent School District, on Saturday mornings from 10-12, located at Hutto Lutheran Church, 206 East Live Oak Street, Hutto TX 78634. To find a local food pantry in your area, do an internet search, search your local phone book, or contact a local church.