The new Manvel food pantry, The Well on Masters Road, is working to make this Easter very special for the families it serves.
Volunteers are making 50 Easter baskets for the children of the families the pantry helps each week.
In order to make the baskets extra special, donations are needed.
Chocolate rabbits, Peeps marshmallow treats, small toys for girls and boys, coloring books and crayons are all needed and can be dropped off during open hours at The Well.
Basket donations will be accepted through April 4, according to The Well representative, Ruth Dietz.
“We will hand the baskets out during the food pantry on April 11,” Dietz said.
The Well on Masters Road opened officially on March 7 after a year-long search for a new location for a food pantry in Manvel. It is located at 6911 Masters Rd., inside The Church on Masters Road, and is open every Tuesday 12 – 2 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.
“We provide physical and spiritual nourishment to Manvel area families in need. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Help would be greatly appreciated 12 – 2 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays,” Dietz said.
Food donations can be dropped off 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Mondays. To arrange an alternate time to drop off goods, call Ruth Dietz at 832-541-7973.
Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 369, Manvel, TX 77578.
“If an additional $200 a month can be raised, we can provide fresh produce. This is notable as transportation is typically an issue for families in need, and the nearest grocery store is nearly 10 miles away,” Dietz said.
The food pantry invites the area to enjoy dinner at Chipotle in Pearland on Monday, April 3 between 5 – 9 p.m. when 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Well. Diners need to mention the fundraiser to have the money set aside for the Manvel pantry. Chipotle is located at 1065 Broadway, Ste. 118 in Pearland.
Recently the Methodist Children’s program had a food drive and delivered large amounts of supplies to the pantry. Also, Builders without Boarders of Texas donated a large amount of rice and beans.
The pantry also is in partnership with the Houston Food Bank and receive weekly deliveries of bread and baked goods from Pearland Panera Bread.
“We are so thankful for our partnerships, our volunteers and our generous donors. This helps so many in need and provides them with fresh food for their families,” Dietz said.
Story by Karolyn Gephart