The GRACE Family welcomes Kyle Buchanan, our new Food Pantry Assistant Manager.
As Pantry Assistant Manager, Kyle picks up donations, prices and sorts products, checks to make sure all items are up to date and orderly, and doesn’t hesitate to work the check-out line if need be.
“If something around needs attention, I’ll do it,” Kyle said modestly. “I’ll do anything that the Pantry needs.”
Our Pantry Jack-of-All-Trades actually started out with GRACE two years ago with GRACEful Buys Grapevine (GBG).
“I was looking for a simple warehouse job and I got hired. I immediately liked it,” said Kyle.
After working at GBG for a few years a job opened up at the Pantry. Kyle was reluctant at first but received encouragement from his boss Terri Haun, manager of GBG.
“Terri, pushed me to do it and I’m so glad that she did, I love this job,” Kyle said. “It’s surprising actually—the people you meet, the interactions you have with them and the relationships you develop. I get to know these people on a personal level.”
Raised in the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan, Kyle and his family moved to Texas in 2003 and he graduated from Lewisville High School. Donating to charity was not something he grew up with but it has become a huge part of his life now.
“I want to make sure that everyone is fed because I knows what it’s like to not know when your next meal is, so helping those who can’t get what they need. I want to be the person that helps them. I’m proud of my work here.”
In his spare time Kyle loves to read and watch football. When asked if he was a Cowboys fan, Kyle quickly answered, “NOOOOOOO, I’m a Detroit Lions fan.”
We’re proud to have Kyle as part of the GRACE family! Email your welcome to Kyle or call him at 817-305-4676.