Friday, February 27, 2015

WEATHER ALERT

Due to bad weather the Cedar Hill Food Pantry will be closing today, Fri. 2/27/15 at 10:30. The Pantry will be closed Saturday 2/28/15. Hopefully the weather will clear up so we can reopen Monday 3/2/15.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pantry is Open

As promised, this is to let you know we are low on volunteer staff, but we are going to try to open for distribution today 2/25/15 1:00 - 4:00.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Weather Alert Continued

Due to the weather related road conditions there is a concern for the safety of all. The Cedar Hill Food Pantry WILL BE CLOSED Tue, 2/24/15. Decision about reopening will be determined at 6:00 am Wed. 2/25/15 and posted on this website.
Sorry for inconvenience to our clients. We understand your need, but you also need to be safe.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weather Alert

Just received word Cedar Hill Independent Schools will be closed Monday 2/23/15 due to bad weather. Not wanting to endanger volunteers, staff or clients the Cedar Hill Food Pantry will be CLOSED 2/23/2015.

Monday, February 16, 2015

New Name, New Look, Same Service

2015 is going to be such an exciting year. We are proud owners of 4 acres of land. We have officially changed our name from Sharing the Bread Cedar Hill Food Pantry to Cedar Hill Shares Food Pantry. We do so much more than distribute bread! 
We provide TXU Energy Assistance, assist with water bills, provide gas assistance in medical appointments or a job interview, assist residents to apply for WIC, SNAP, Medicaid and other programs. 
Currently the food pantry and the thrift store are at different locations, but not for long. We will be launching a Capital Campaign to raise funds for a new 12,000 sq. ft. building on S. Clark Road. This will allow us to share the cost of operation, be easier to manage, and be a one-stop shop for clients. Sales from goods sold at the thrift store come back to support programs at the food pantry. By combining the two in one building we will save the $5,000 a month rent on the thrift store. Can you imagine how many meals that would add at three meals per every dollar?

Scouts Help fill Pantry Shelved








A Big Thank You to all the Boy Scouts of Cedar Hill that collected 3,599 items February 14, 2015. This goes a long way in refilling our shelves.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Volunteer at Justserve.com

The Local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Cedar Hill Good Shepherd Episcopal Church are taking a lead part in the Cedar Hill area providing urgent volunteer service needed by the Cedar Hill Food Pantry and Cedar Hill Thrift Store. The Food Pantry provides food to hundreds of needy families and the 
Thrift Store sells donated clothes, furniture and more at thrift store prices to provide funds for the Cedar Hill Food Pantry and provide such items at a thrift price.  There are 4 Projects (see attached).  Justserve.org provides the means to post projects and means to volunteer for those projects:  Persons signing up must register with a brief account with Justserve.org and sign up for a desired time/date/project.  Projects are on going thru 2015.

Here is how to do it:

1. Go to justserve.org
2. Click Register
3. Put in your info for your account.
4. Now you can go back and sign in anytime you wish.
5. When you sign in, the screen comes up for you to type the City or Zip.  Type Cedar Hill or 75104.
6.You will see 4 Food Pantry Projects: 
7.Brouse thru them and select the one you wish to volunteer for.
8.On the next screen click the volunteer button to see what hours/days are available. You can do a one day service (non recur) or do it on a recurring basis week by week.
9.If you desire to do a one day service, select non recur and enter the date you will serve.
10. If you desire to do service on a recurring basis, click that button and select the day you want to work every week.
11.  Once you enter the day you want, select submit and the computer will tell you, you have volunteered and will notify the food pantry or thrift store you are coming.

Please volunteer.  Your Services are needed. Tell, your neighbors and friends.  They can sign up to. This is a community project for everyone to help out. Adults are needed for the Food Pantry. Youth age 16 and up can volunteer  also at the thrift store.

Ed Wilks
Project Developer
<Cedar Hill Food Pantry Volunteer Needs (1).docx>

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Weather Alert

Cedar Hill Food Pantry goes with the discretion of CHISD. If CHISD schools are CLOSED Cedar Hill Food Pantry is CLOSED. This is for the safety of clients, volunteers and staff. Sorry for any inconvenience. If CLOSED the Pantry will re-open the next scheduled day.