‘FAANT’ TAKES STEPS TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED

Foot and Ankle of North Texas (FAANT) put their best foot forward last month by collecting a car load of perishable goods for the GRACE Food Pantry. All the food given will make their way to the tables of grateful families, who, despite financial burdens, no longer have to worry where their children’s next dinner will come from.

GRACE relies on groups and businesses to find creative ways to collect nonperishable goods and grocery essentials, so that no local family in need is turned away. Last month the Food Pantry gave an estimated $45,000 worth of food, which allows families to put that additional money in savings or pay their utility bills.

HOW THE RESOURCES ARE UTILIZED

Volunteer groups might be surprised to know that once the goods are received, programs within GRACE collaborate together to make sure each family gets as much nourishment as possible. For instance, the Community Gardens yield organic produce for the clients to take home, and the GRACE Community Clinic hosts hands-on nutrition classes that show families how to best prepare foods for diverse, healthy meal options.

If your group is interested in hosting a drive, know that your donations will go a long way to foster healthy, happy families in the community. Shoppers can download the Food Pantry Needs List with real-time needs, or talk to Special Events Manager Chelsea Rose for collection ideas and resources.

The Grapevine FAANT location leads North Texas in specialty podiatry services, such as limb recovery for diabetic patients, arthritic care, nerve care, surgery and pediatrics.

A heartfelt thanks to the staff at Food and Ankle of North Texas for getting us “one step closer” to serving families in our cities!