Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cedar Hill needy wins Souper Bowl

Who won this Souper Bowl competition??? It may look like the Denver Broncos won, but the real winner was Cedar Hill Shares, our local food pantry who received food and money to purchase food to assist families in Cedar Hill.
Kroger Food Store Cedar Hill and their customers donated almost 600 bags of food. First Baptist Church CH donated 220 items plus $318.08 and First United Methodist Church CH donated 279 items and $408. Each one of those $$ represents 3 meals = 2,178 meals. Way to go Cedar Hill! You are truly a community of neighbors helping neighbors.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Save the Date

Come join C. H. Shares at 8:00 a.m. March 5th. We will be holding our 2nd Community Walk at Red Oak Creek Trail Head located on the grounds of the Alan E. Sims Recreation Center, 310 E. Parkerville Rd.
The city of Cedar Hill will be sponsoring the 11th Citywide Neighborhood Block Party at the Recreation Center beginning at 10:00-2:00. Fun for young and old.

C.H. Police and Parks Department Help Pantry

The City of Cedar Hill asked their employees to do a service project somewhere in the city during the week of Jan. 18-23. The Police Department chose C. H. Shares Food Pantry to volunteer. What a help they were! For two days they transported canned goods from off-site storage to the Pantry, stock shelves and anything else that they could find to do.
Early Saturday morning, Jan. 23, the Parks Department power washed the building. Looks great.
Next time you see a member of the CH Police or Parks Department would you please tell them "Thank you for a job well done to help their neighbors."

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Souper Bowl of Caring

Feb 7 is the NFL Super Bowl Date. Did you know there is another bowl game that same day? It is the Souper Bowl of Caring. Every year there is a nation wide effort to fill shelves for food pantries. Churches and other organizations are ask to take part in the important and fun activity. Many churches ask members to bring non-perishable ( not restricted to soup) items to support their favorite team.
Every year the Kroger Store located at 235 E Fm 1382 in Cedar Hill fills grocery bags with food items typically distributed at the Food Pantry. Bags are available for purchase at the Cedar Hill Kroger store from January 20 until February 7, 2016. We are excited because bags purchased at the Cedar Hill Kroger go directly to the Cedar Hill Food Pantry while bags from other stores are sent to the North Texas Food Bank. Thank you Cedar Hill businesses and citizens for supporting the Food Pantry by participating in Souper Bowl of Caring.
Volunteers are needed to promote/sell Souper Bowl of Caring bags at the Cedar Hill Kroger between January 20 and February 7, 2016 from 4-7:00 PM. Please give us a call if you would like to help. Volunteers will work in the store to meet, greet, inform and encourage customers to purchase Souper Bowl of Caring bags.
Please go to Kroger in Cedar Hill and purchase a few of these bags – all bags purchased will go to Cedar Hill Shares – the new name for Cedar Hill Food Pantry

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pantry Gets Fresh Look

When Boy Scout Nicholas Ray, Troop 520, came to Cedar Hill Shares Food Pantry he wanted to know if he could help in any way. I asked him what type of work would he like to do. He thought for a few minutes and decided he could make the most difference if he cleaned the flower beds. I was thrilled. Nobody ever wants to do that! He and his dad, Richard Ray, came at 8:00 a.m. with all the tools they needed. They worked from 8:00 a.m. until past 5:00 p.m. Not even taking a lunch. 
The whole front of the building looks fresh and clean. Drop by and check us out.
Thank you so much Nicholas. You chose an amazing way to spend your Christmas Break.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Hours

Cedar Hill Shares Food Pantry will be CLOSED Dec. 22-27 in order for our volunteers and staff to recoup and restock. Hours for the week after Christmas will be 12/28 and 12/30 open 1:00-4:00 for distribution . CLOSED Jan 1 OPEN Sat. Jan 2 10:00-1:00 and back on our regular schedule Jan 4.

Ashley Private School feed kids.

Ashley Private School students delivered food to help make sure all our kids would have food while they are out for the Christmas break. When asked what they were going to bring they decided kids like Mac & Cheese, cereal, peanut butter  and soup. That is what they brought. Thank you for showing what Christmas is all abou.t