This Christmas morning was a special one for 430 boys and girls in Fort Worth! The Community Food Bank was able to provide local families with over 1,000 toys--including 155 bicycles! Thank you to our major sponsors for this year's…
Thank you to both the RECH Foundation and honors students from Jackson State University for spending two full days volunteering at the Community Food Bank!
Pauline Rogers founded the RECH Foundation in 1982 along with her husband, Frederick. The organization’s mission is “Stewarding, valuing, restoring, and providing hope to individuals, families, and communities impacted by crime and incarceration.” Pauline, who also serves as the Program Director, shared, “We have been partners with World Vision since 2006. We will be working here at the food bank 8 hours a day. We came in Sunday night, and we are spending the night in local hotels.” We appreciate the service of this exemplary organization and their model of servant leadership! Learn more at www.rechfoundationms.org.
Along with the RECH Foundation were the honors students of Jackson State University. Dr. Loria Brown Gordon, the associate dean of the W. E. B. Du Bois Honors College at the university shared, “We are here to serve. We are happy to be here and to expose our students to what it’s like to serve. A lot of our students have not been outside the state of Mississippi. Some of our students have never been where they have conducted service at this level, or even been exposed to people picking up food, so this has been a different avenue for them. I’m excited that students have had this experience to broaden their horizons so that when they go out into the world, they’ll have a better picture of the world.”
Thank you to both groups for not only your service to the community of Fort Worth, but also to changing lives in Jackson, Mississippi and beyond!