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Help Stock Food Pantry Shelves During the Holidays!

The GRACE Food Pantry received 1,000 visits last month. With last year’s total visits at 11,129 for the full fiscal year, this amount of need as we head into the holiday season is unprecedented.

For perspective, the combined total of pantry visits from the two years previous – is 12,548.

As we prepare to fill the shelves with the traditional tastes of the season, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on why access to the GRACE Food Pantry is the number one service requested by our clients.

GRACE offers pantry staples including oil, flour, sugar, salt, and pepper. Personal hygiene products are also provided including feminine needs, cleaning supplies, baby formula and diapers, and even pet needs based on availability.

The Pantry is proud to offer a self-select shopping experience so that our clients can freely select items that best suit the needs of their households.

Volunteers help our Pantry Staff sort and keep items stocked, as well as assist clients as they locate items and budget appropriately according to their assigned voucher amount. While GRACE makes sure that no client goes without the vouchers issued by Client Services in specific amounts based on the client’s household are meant to help the client keep to a budget with pantry ‘pricing’ that matches the big box stores of the area.

Please click here to view our current needs list and help us keep the shelves stocked through the holidays.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at


Holiday Dist Needs 2023

Tee Off at The 12th Annual Classic Charity Golf Tournament

Any local golfer will know that next week is the 12th Annual Classic Chevrolet Charity Golf Tournament at the Bear Creek Golf Course! On October 5th, members of GRACE staff will not only be participating in this fun event, but volunteering throughout the day as well! From start to finish, it’s going to be a great day. 

For the last decade, Tom and Susan Durant, owners of Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, have supported many local charities through the Tom and Susan Durant Foundation. This golf tournament is one of the many ways they accomplish their mission – and GRACE is honored to be one of the local organizations receiving funds! Every dollar raised is matched 100% by the foundation. 

GRACE is so thankful for the support not only from the Tom and Susan Durant Foundation, but also for the support of Classic Chevrolet at large. They have been longtime supporters and sponsors of our annual Gala, coming up on November 4th 

GRACE could not move our mission forward without the generous support of businesses and donors like these! For more information on the Tom and Susan Durant Foundation and their efforts to support their community, visit 

Eagle Scout Creates Food Carts for GRACE Pantry

Do you know an Eagle Scout? This prestigious merit is only awarded to 6% of all Scouts in the nation! That’s why GRACE was honored to work Ayman Rashid with Boy Scout Troop 758, as he works diligently toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Because of his hard work and leadership, GRACE food pantry now has three large crates on wheels to use in day to day operations, and this upcoming holiday season!

GRACE is very proud to work with Boy Scouts on their Eagle Projects. Staff members at GRACE are so thrilled when a project comes to fruition. Now, these crates can be filled with nutritious food, ready to be distributed to those in need.

GRACE appreciates working with the community on service projects and welcomes all ideas to help our neighbors. These projects assist GRACE programs year round, but especially during critical periods such as the holiday season.

If you, your community group, church or business is interested in holding a food drive, a clothing drive or even a toy drive – give us a shout!

Are you also looking to complete a scout project? For more information on assisting GRACE with a scout project of any level, please email

Thank you again to Ayman for your hard work on your Eagle Scout project. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others and strengthen our community!

GRACE Gives Back to Its Community

What’s one of the best parts of being on the GRACE team? The opportunity to go out and serve the community! We are so thankful to all of our supporters, and make sure to take time to support others in the same way. Just in the last week, members of the GRACE staff participated in and volunteered with a number of community events! 

First, Grapevine’s annual Grapefest took place last week from Thursday to Sunday. GRACE staff served at various booths serving beer and wine to festival attendees and had a blast. Great weather, fun friends, and celebrating the city GRACE calls home! 

On Monday, Director of Community Engagement, Meredith Martin, participated in the annual Colleyville Chamber Golf Classic! She even took first place in the Women’s Long Drive! 

Finally, GRACE sponsored the Southlake Chamber Luncheon yesterday for their North Texas Giving Day luncheon. Staff members attended not only to share about GRACE but to support other organizations in the area! This was a great way to highlight the partnership and community GRACE shares with others, as well as the great work other non-profits in the area are doing! Interim Executive Director, Stacy Pacholick, gave a wonderful speech reflecting on this partnership and the hard work GRACE and others are doing to serve. 

This wraps up a fun-filled week of service and support across the county! Many thanks to everyone involved. 


NTX Giving Day 2023: Thank You!

A heartfelt thank you to each of you who made North Texas Giving Day an impactful success for GRACE!

Offering compassionate guidance and assistance to families and individuals facing hardship and hopelessness is the mission of GRACE and it is truly a humbling experience on North Texas Giving Day to watch our community choose GRACE over hundreds of other charities asking for their support.

By choosing GRACE during North Texas Giving Day, your generosity provides stability, encourages self-sufficiency, and brings a continuum of care to those who so desperately need it.

On behalf of the GRACE Staff and each GRACE client – we thank you for your support!

How to Get Involved at GRACEful Buys Euless

Are you looking for another meaningful way to give back to your community? Consider becoming a volunteer at GRACEful Buys in Euless! This is the second GRACE resale storefront, located at 700 W Euless Blvd. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm!

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the GRACE resale shops. Their dedication and hard work ensure the smooth operation of the shop, benefiting both the community GRACE programs. As a resale store volunteer, you will have a range of important duties and responsibilities. These may include organizing merchandise, assisting customers, processing donations, and maintaining the cleanliness of the shop. Your role may also involve pricing items, arranging displays, and promoting upcoming sales or events. With each task, you are actively supporting the GRACE mission and ensuring its overall success!

Volunteering at the GRACEful Buys Euless resale shop provides you with an opportunity to develop new skills and gain valuable experience. From improving your customer service skills to learning about inventory management, or honing your organizational abilities, the tasks and responsibilities you undertake as a volunteer can enhance both your personal and professional growth.

Whether you have a few hours a week to give, or a more open schedule, your contribution will be valuable and appreciated. Your time and dedication contribute to the shop’s success, supporting GRACE programs, and impacts the lives of others in the local community!

Take the next step today and join the ranks of dedicated volunteers at GRACE! Email us at and join us at a volunteer orientation, held every other Tuesday at 4PM at GRACE, located at 837 East Walnut St. in Grapevine. Our next orientation is Tuesday, September 26th. See you there!