The American Cancer Society is partnering with GRACE to make an impact on families, while honoring the lives of loved ones who battled cancer.

The Relay for Life event, happening on Saturday in Southlake Town Square, is asking for canned goods to weigh down the memorial luminaries that will surround the lake.

The Relay for Life ends with a memorial ceremony for loved ones lost. Each luminary has the name of a person who a participant is honoring or remembering who has been affected by cancer.

Following the event, all food items will be donated back to the Food Pantry to provide supplemental food for local families in need. The Food Pantry’s greatest current needs are beef stew, refried beans and SPAM, but any canned item will be appreciated.

Participants are asked to bring the items to the event on Saturday between 4:00-10:00 p.m. Get event details here.

About the Food Pantry

The Client Choice Food Pantry provides perishable and non-perishable food to individuals and families in need. The Food Pantry utilizes a voucher system for GRACE clients to shop and select the food items that meet the cultural and dietary needs of their households.

Volunteers are needed in varying capacities, including weekly shifts, substitution, Holiday Distribution teams and landscaping volunteers. Contact Volunteer Manager Lara Hohweiler for additional information.