Keller-area residents seeking nonprofit assistance as businesses close, reduce hours

Community Storehouse is accepting food and toiletry donations at 309 N. Main St., Keller, every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-5 p.m. (Courtesy Community Storehouse)
Community Storehouse is accepting food and toiletry donations at 309 N. Main St., Keller, every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-5 p.m. (Courtesy Community Storehouse)

Community Storehouse is accepting food and toiletry donations at 309 N. Main St., Keller, every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-5 p.m. (Courtesy Community Storehouse)

Volunteer shifts have been canceled, and administration offices remain closed, but nonprofits in the Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth area continue to serve the community.

At Community Storehouse in Keller, which provides food and basic necessities for low-income individuals, the organization is seeing an influx of residents who were living paycheck to paycheck. As businesses are forced to close due to stay-at-home orders in Tarrant and Denton counties, residents are seeking nonprofit assistance for the first time, Community Storehouse Executive Director Barbara Board said.

“For folks that have never had to come to us, it is a whole new world for them," she said. "And it is a new world for us.”

According to Board, the recent stay-at-home orders have forced staff to voluntarily cut working days, but the storehouse is still accepting donations, which act as a primary income source. Classified as an essential business, the storehouse will continue feeding low-income individuals, she said.

“The staff and I are doing everything in our power to keep this nonprofit open and able to distribute the amount of food and supplies that we need to and that the general public is calling on us to,” Board said.


Community Storehouse is accepting food and toiletry donations at Community Storehouse Upscale Resale, 309 N. Main St., Keller, every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-5 p.m.

Items accepted include cereal, granola bars, canned fruit, pasta, tuna or chicken, mac and cheese, ramen noodles, rice, dry pinto beans, raisins, trail mix, toothpaste, shampoo, detergent and other basic necessities.

Monetary donations to Community Storehouse can be made here.

Families seeking assistance during the coronavirus outbreak can receive emergency food assistance at the Community Storehouse food pantry, 12001 Katy Road, Fort Worth, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.



MOST RECENT

Group posing for photo
Denton County commissioners create new sexual assault response team

County commissioners appointed eight people to serve on the county's inaugural sexual assault response team.

Qdoba Mexican Eats storefront
Qdoba Mexican Eats to open in Keller in early December

A Qdoba Mexican Eats location in Keller at 1709 Keller Parkway will open in early December.

Christmas tree at Keller Town Hall
Keller to kick off first weekend of December with ‘Holly Days’ event

The city of Keller is hosting its “Holly Days” event, which features Santa, a 5K, live entertainment and more, on Dec. 3 at Keller Town Hall.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

Man talks at a podium
Denton County sees 3-week increase in COVID-19 cases

The director of Denton County Public Health discussed an uptick in COVID-19 cases and concerns with the omicron variant.

Crust Pizza Co. is opening soon in Montgomery and Willis. (Courtesy Crust Pizza Co.)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses coming to McKinney; Crust Pizza Co. to open two locations in Montgomery, Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 30.

Smoothie and wrap
Tropical Smoothie Cafe coming soon to Keller Parkway

While a grand opening date has not been set, a Tropical Smoothie Cafe location will soon open at 1501 Keller Parkway.

Community Storehouse works with Keller, Carroll, Argyle and Northwest school districts by providing programs that address unmet needs for kids in the community. (Courtesy Community Storehouse)
Volunteer Guide: 10 ways to give back in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth

For those looking to help out in the Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth communities, there are several local nonprofit groups that offer volunteer opportunities and accept donations.

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Home sales, costs in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto remain hotter than Greater Austin; Halal Guys opens in Pearland and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 29.

Burger and fries
Shotzee’s Bar & Grill coming in mid-December to Keller

American restaurant Shotzee’s Bar & Grill plans to open in mid-December at 134 S. Main St. in Keller.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.