Non-profit gets food pantry from "Team Home Depot"

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

SHERMAN, TX-A major home improvement store lends its tools to a local non-profit to help feed more families in Grayson County.
MasterKey Ministries director, Julie Rickey, said they have been feeding 20 families in Grayson county and the need has never been greater.

"We saw a need for supplementing food for the families that we already serve and anyone else in the community. At the same time, we had family members that were sharing with us how sometimes it was difficult for them to find enough food for their families," she said.

She said more people have been coming forward asking for help and they are hoping to hand out more than snacks and canned goods to those in need of assistance. Rickey said the walls of their current building is not enough, that's why they asked for Home Depot's help.

"Home Depot has been the greatest friend to us. We actually connected with them and told them what our vision was and how we wanted to help families who are really in need of food and food assistance," she said.

"It really fell in line with exactly what we're trying to do as a company and things we wanted to help out in the community so we jumped on it."

Sherman Home Depot store manager, Mike Alexander, said the company was able to raise $8,100 for MasterKey Ministries of Grayson County, allowing them to purchase tools and supplies needed for the 20-by-20 garage.
He said "Team Home Depot," along with Tuff Shed, started building the structure at 7:00 Saturday morning.

"Space is everything for what they're trying to do. Julie said they're trying to expand their capabilities to hold food and with their partnership with the North Texas food bank, so the more storage space they have to hold, the more they'll be able to help families out," Alexander said.

"Oh I want to say a great huge thank you to Home Depot and to all of the friends and supporters that have helped us today," said Rickey.

To volunteer or donate, visit: http://www.masterkeyministries.org/


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