ROWLET, TEXAS. Dickey’s BBQ Pit Director, Guy New, creates
Rowlett, TX, June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A new collaboration between Dickey’s BBQ Pit, Faith at Work Ministries, Feed the Hungry Corporation and more has been announced with the goal of building a 10,000 square foot food warehouse to fight against hunger in the community.
Dickey’s BBQ Pit has been an integral part of the community in the towns of Rowlett and Mabank, Texas, since it opened nearly ten years ago. This year, Dickey’s BBQ Pit manager Guy New announced new and expanded initiatives aimed at the mission of feeding the community.
More than 35 million people in the United States experienced food insecurity in 2019, according to the latest USDA report Household food insecurity in the United States report. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, that number could reach 54 million, including 18 million children.
Since 2011, Dickey’s BBQ Pit has held free biannual car, truck, motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle exhibitions, with all donations from events going to charity. Over the past several years, proceeds from the event have been dedicated to Feed the Hungry Corporation, a Texas-based nonprofit (IRS Texas Tax Exempt Nonprofit # 83-4018336).
Last month, Feed the Hungry Corporation appointed award-winning Texas author Mollie Ann Holt as associate director. Ms. Holt was previously a board member and newsletter editor for the Texas Restaurant Association and has over twenty years of fundraising experience to help the organization achieve its goals.
Feed the Hungry will partner with Faith at Work Ministries (Mabank, TX), which distributes over 45,000 pounds of food each week to those in need, as well as Big Deal Burger, Dickey’s BBQ Pit and WingBoss (with locations in Rowlett and Mabank, TX) to build a 10,000 square foot food warehouse in Mabank, TX.
Future plans for Feed the Hungry Corporation’s board members include establishing a boys and girls club in the Cedar Creek Lake area, where kids can have a hot meal and a safe place to participate in games. extracurricular activities and programs such as tutoring, public school and home credit, computer literacy, career exploration, camping and the outdoors, music, water sports, basketball, soccer, crafts and health education.
Upcoming charity events include:
Donations are accepted through Venmo at @ FeedTheHungry-Corporation.
About Feed the Hungry Corporation
Every community in the country is home to food insecure families, including rural and suburban communities. Many food insecure households are ineligible for federal nutrition programs and must rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support. Feed the Hungry Corporation aims to feed every hungry person in the area and, where possible, to identify and respond to their deepest needs. We provide groceries, clothing, advice, gift cards, pay utility bills, and even offer hope to individuals and families in need. Growing the number of people in need requires our expansion, resulting in our need for land and a larger warehouse for storage and distribution.
Learn more at https://fthcorp.org
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