There are lots of folks in need of food in Northern Grimes. and Melissa Darst says God unexpectedly moved her and her family here a year and a half ago to help.
She says her grandparents have a working cattle ranch here that’s still in existence and it has always been their happy place. She’s been coming since she was five, and so when they got an offer for their home in Grapevine in 36-hours, they thought they’d come here as sort of a pit-stop, when God took the Food Pantry and put it in their lap.
And one of their first problems, she says, is that few people even knew about it. But thanks to her and husband Derrick’s marketing background, they’ve made some substantial progress. They were serving approximately 20 families a month last April, and now they are serving more than 130 families. That’s close to 300 individuals.
But the best personal payoff, Darst tells Navasota News, is from her 9, 8 and 5-year-old kids. Right now there’s so many kids dealing with entitlement issues, and not developing strong work ethics, and we’ve already seen a real improvement in them. In fact, they could run Pantry themselves. They could run it.
The Anderson Food Pantry’s at 367 Fanthorp. To find out more, check it out on Facebook, click their website, missionreclaimed.com, or give them a call at 936-870-6178.