Angela Lockamy of Flower Acres Baptist Church Food Pantry and East Texas Food Bank advises us that due to the Memorial Day long holiday weekend, the next scheduled truck and food distribution will be Wednesday, May 27th, 8:00 AM at the church, 3000 Flower Acres Road, in the Liberty Eylau community of Texarkana.
Flower Acres not only operates a food pantry, the church assists our area homeless. Lockamy says,
In addition to our food pantry ministry we also have a “survival bag” ministry for the homeless folks in Texarkana.
“We” are a group of ladies who gather health and hygiene items along with socks, gloves, bug spray e.g., anything we can provide to make life living on the street a bit easier.
We gather at the church and assemble Survival Bags.
We distribute these bags out of our cars when we see folks that are in need.
Why someone is homeless is irrelevant to us. We do what we’re supposed to do and that’s what matters.
We are asking the public for assistance. We do not spend food pantry donations on anything but food pantry purchases.
We honor our donor intent which is their donation is spent in the food pantry on food only.
We are in need of the following items. If it’s in your budget please bring them through on Monday when you come to get your produce.
* white socks (unisex)
* baby wipes (we can re package large pkgs in ziploc bags)
* bug spray
* feminine hygiene pads (no tampons)
* flip flop sandals, they can be cut to fit
* Zip lock bags (generic)
* tums or rolaids
* reader eye glasses (new
* Tylenol or aspirin (generic)
* neosporin ( generic)
* medicated talcum powder
Please, no used items. Bug spray, socks and baby wipes are the most important of the items listed.
We’re not asking that you buy each item on the list. If one item is in your budget, that’s perfect!
If each of us could donate one item, we can reach another group of God’s children who always seem to be forgotten.
“There go I but for the grace of God…”
For more information, call: (903)-793-0419 or access the Facebook page.