Updated: Jan 25
Here we mention all those who have supported or contributed to the work
the Food Center during this difficult 2020 year.
First and foremost we remember with much love Suzy Holt, our Vounteer Coordinator. Suzy died suddenly December 7th. it was not covid 19 related. We will all miss her smile and upbeat personality as well her creative annual "Volunteer Appreciation Week" gifts and treats. Suzy also served on the DCFC board of directors in addition to taking an active part in Monday's distribution of frozen foods. She will be greatly missed. Elaine and Ron Fannin made a wonderful donation in memory of Suzy. Dianne Blair made a wonderful donation to remember "a dear friend for many years" Suzy Holt. Update on Suzy Holt giving. The following people have given wonderful donations to the Food Center to remember and honor Suzy: Sandra and David Hoeing, Jerry and Judy Sawyer, Donna Jambor; Tommy and Diane Newman, Myra Crownover, Fritz Schwalm, Michael and Susan Della Rosa, Marianne Burns, Brian and Deborah Della Rosa, Curtis and Pamela Loveless, the Hughes Family(Samuel, Stephen,& Sally) Nancy Gibson, Janice Fitzgerald, Jan Goyne, Lee Ann Shannon, Carolyn Ames, Karen Headley, Becky Shinn, Lana Seay, the Hamm Family(Tory, Pamela, Jason & Bryan), Barbara Green, Nanci Odom, Michael and Chris Marion, Linda Terrill, CJ Levenstein, Berdie Archer, Dianne Carpenter, Cynthia Askew, Merrily Prescott, Jean Hood,Debbie Huffman, Margaret Schubert and Mary Eddy.
Raecine Meza made a wonderful donation at the Christmas request of her sister-in-law, Brisalva Meza. Thanks to both of you.
Nancy Cortes made a wonderful donation in Memory of her departed parents Bill and Betty Bell. Thank you Nancy Cortes.
Jimmy M. Robinson and his wife made a wonderful donation on December 15th and wanted to thank TEAM STUCKY for sending them to the Denton Community Food Center as a great place to contribute.
Jennifer Bekker made a wonderful contribution to honor the hard working staffs at the Denton Public Libraries.
Susan and Scott Miller made a wonderful donation to honor their daughter, Roz. Roz suggested a gift to DCFC in lieu of a gift for Christmas! Thank you, Roz Miller.
Mark Pfohl made a wonderful donation in the name of Nick and Ben Pfohl.
Importantly, Glen Biglaiser made a wonderful donation in memory of Chai Suthammanont, who recently passed due to Covid-19.
Here we are in December after 9 months of change, all due to the pandemic. The Food Center has been blessed in that we moved into our new facility at the Serve Denton campus that has allowed us to adapt to the many changes brought on by Covid-19. We had to abandon our "client choice" model and move all client contact and service outdoors in the parking lot. The pandemic forced many of our volunteers to stay home, but a core group have stayed allowing the center to be open two days a week. Our wonderful core team of volunteers (DCFC is an all volunteer organization) had risen to this challenge and is now handing from a 150 to as high of 275 families a day.
Thanks to the Denton County commissioners, we have been able to keep a good quantity and variety of groceries going to our families. That consisted of a 23 pound produce box, hams and turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and many staples as cereal, canned soups and vegetables. We have been able to give each family about 90 pound per visit. We request all families to visit once every two weeks and only if they are really in need.
Unfortunately the pandemic has only gotten worse as we approach the end of the year. Also the end of year will bring an end to the County Cares funds, so we will go into 2121 with a lot of uncertainty (but a lot of hope) as to how much food we will have to give hunger insecure families in Denton county,