Food For Families - Part 3

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

The Brazos Food Bank has a lot of food and they're about to get a whole lot more. But how does it get from the food bank, to those who need it most? Well, it takes a lot of work.

After being loaded on to a truck, the food is taken to a either a food pantry or in this case the Lee Chapel United Methodist Church in Bryan.

That's where Reverend Floyd Polk and his congregation take the food and separate it into two piles. Those two piles are then separated in hundreds, and I do mean hundreds of shopping bags. After a very specific combination of food items is put together, two bags weighing a total of 50 pounds will be ready for a needy Brazos Valley family.

With only a limited number of volunteers, the process is long and tiresome, but still well worth it.

"We enjoy what we do but there's not a whole lot of people and it's quite a chore." said Polk.

"It's a lot of work but it's a good feeling because we're helping a lot of people and right now with economy I think we're doing a good job for it."
said parishioner Betty Taylor.

But none of this food would be here if it wasn't for the help of donations coming into the Brazos Food. The sole effort of this week's Food For Families food drive.

"It's a collaborative effort between College Station and Bryan and we enjoy seeing people coming together and working for one common goal." said Polk.

And that common goal is obvious when 2 full grocery bags are handed over to those who need it most.

"the most rewarding part is to see the faces of the people who come and pick it up. They show that they appreciate it and that makes me feel like they really need it. All of them have a Merry Christmas, God Bless Them All!" said Taylor.


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