Community Pantry set for Thursday for those in need

E-T staff report
The next Stephenville Community Pantry is scheduled for Thursday, March 18.

The monthly Stephenville Community Pantry is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the First Baptist Church parking lot, 334 W. Green St.

The Tarrant Area Food Bank Program brings food to qualified Erath County families every third Thursday of the month.

This community-wide project is sponsored locally by HOPE Inc., The Love Basket, Basic Needs Ministry, Grace Place Ministries, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and several other Erath County churches, organizations and businesses.

Those families that are in need are asked to bring a bag or box to carry the donated food.

For the health and safety of volunteers and community members, items will distributed as a drive-through.

For more information, call Jill Scott at (254) 965-2700.

Hope Inc., 1617 E. Washington St., is a private, non-profit organization designed to assist low-income residents of Erath County with food, clothing and medical assistance.

The food and clothes pantry is open 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. The thrift store is open 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The medical clinic is open Wednesdays from 1 p.m. until the last patient is seen.

For more information on Hope Inc., call (254) 965-2700.

The Love Basket, 207 E. Elm St., Dublin, is a non-profit charity that "provides a helping hand to those who are struggling to put groceries on the table."

Anyone in Erath County who is in need can stop at The Love Basket on the first and third Fridays of the month for assistance. 

For more information on The Love Basket, call (254) 485-4393.

Basic Needs is a ministry of the Graham Street Church of Christ, 312 N. Graham St., and serves the low-income residents of Erath County.

For more information about this ministry, email or call (254) 965-4510.

Grace Place is a benevolence ministry for Erath County residents, helping those in need with food, clothing, prescriptions and more.

Grace Place is a ministry of First Baptist Church, 365 W. Tarleton St., and works with other churches/non-profit groups in Erath County to help those in need.

For more information about Grace Place, email or call (254) 965-4022.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 595 N. McIlhaney St., is also a sponsor of the monthly Community Pantry. For more information on St. Luke's, email or call (254) 968-6949.