WHO WE ARE…
To lend a hand to God’s children in Northeast Tarrant County by
providing food, clothing and financial assistance to needy, lowincome
and crisis-struck families on an emergency basis until longterm
assistance can begin.
FYI - the NEED web site, needdfw.org, has
been updated with a totally new
look. Please check it out when you have
NEED is very busy this time of year! The Calvary volunteers are excited as we were able to share food donations including frozen turkeys and hams that were donated by the Calvary Men's Group. On behalf of NEED, thank you so much Calvary Men's Group. They donated several frozen turkeys and hams and delivered them to the NEED West location. Many families were able to enjoy a delicious turkey or ham thanks to this donation. A big thank you also goes out to all of the NEED volunteers who are SO dedicated.
All food donations are needed and appreciated and can be placed in the grocery cart located by the piano in the Narthex. Any holiday type food items are especially needed this time of year like boxed potatoes, canned fruit & vegetables, and canned soup. Other items that are always in short supply include cereal, snacks, canned tuna or chicken and macaroni & cheese.
Some of our Calvary volunteers.
They include the following, from left to right:
Jeff Huston, Virginia Williams, Laura Anderson, Toni Tharp, Truette Taylor, Tricia Huston and Mickey Nowell. We were missing Vicki Johnson, Dale Abram and Ken Laursen.
For many years, Calvary Lutheran has supported NEED, Northeast Emergency District, with ongoing financial and volunteer help.
NEED has been supporting the food-insecure population of Haltom City and the HEB area for over 40 years.
Over 5,000 people take advantage of this help every year (#s are significantly higher so far this year with mid-year #s at almost 4,000).
In addition, clients may have their energy bill paid once a year. This is through a grant offered by TXU.
NEED is supported by various church organizations in our area in addition to public & private donations.
Most food is donated by churches or purchased at a deep discount from Tarrant Area Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank.
There are also some local grocery stores that will donate on a regular basis.
Calvary Lutheran has about a dozen volunteers actively involved with NEED.
These volunteers stock and sort food and prepare the food carts that are given to the clients. We greatly appreciate their dedication.
|A few of our Calvary
Jeff Huston & Jeanne Caledera
NEED has been very busy during the month of August and continues to serve many community families every day.
Above is a picture of our own Jeff Huston, Calvary volunteer, and Jeanne Caledera, NEED West Manager, emptying a very full cart of food donations received from all of you. And this wasn't the first big cart that had been brought to NEED this month. We have had a wonderful response and appreciate all of the food donations that have been received.
If you are able, please continue to drop donations into the grocery cart across from the library. We will make sure it gets to NEED.
Thank you again so much.
|WHERE CRISIS RELIEF IS MET WITH A CARING HEART
Since 1983 North East Emergency Distribution has been a community supported and faith based non-profit agency. We are blessed by support from area churches, individuals, businesses, grants and proceeds from our Twice Blessed ReSale Boutique.
With no application process N.E.E.D. can supply families with food and TXU assistance in our 13 Tarrant County area zip codes.
Because our guidelines are flexible, we are in a position to also give referrals, and offer supplemental services for seniors. In some cases, we can assist with work - related transportation needs.
The Calvary volunteer team will continue to help at NEED West on every Tuesday of the month. We stock shelves, sort & bag food, and keep the area looking clean & organized.
If you would like to volunteer or donate at NEED East (424 W. Bedford Euless Rd, Hurst), contact them directly at 817-280-0286 or go to https://needdfw.org/
Thank you Calvary for your continued support
NEED West Mgr.
424 W. Bedford Euless Rd., Hurst, TX 76053
Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
5028 Broadway, Haltom City, TX 76117
Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.