Grapevine nonprofit GRACE seeks urgent donations ahead of holiday season

GRACE's food pantry is one of the many services offered to the organization's clients, helping families combat food insecurity. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
GRACE's food pantry is one of the many services offered to the organization's clients, helping families combat food insecurity. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

GRACE's food pantry is one of the many services offered to the organization's clients, helping families combat food insecurity. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

GRACE, Grapevine’s local food pantry and assistance center, has issued a red alert for donations ahead of the holiday season, according to a press release.

CEO Shonda Schaefer said the nonprofit organization has already served double the amount of families compared to previous years. It is now looking for donations and volunteers to help ahead of Christmas.

“Our reserves are drastically below previous years, so we are already cutting back the number of gifts each child will receive in order to make sure each child is taken care of,” Schaefer wrote in the release. “At this point, I am concerned about the number of toys and gifts we have even getting us through the next critical 15 days.”

Here are ways the public can help:

Providing toys by:

Volunteering:


Financial contribution:


Donations can be made online to support GRACE families who are struggling.

"Finally, I am seeking prayers of support, guidance, wisdom, and strength for the GRACE staff. This has been a grueling year and our team is running on empty.” Schafer wrote. “Hearing the unbearable strain our client families are under and addressing the increased volume of new clients have weakened even our most seasoned staff.”
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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