The Helping Center of Marble Falls received an $18,000 donation from the Helping Hands Craft Guild for the holiday season. This is the 20th year that the guild has contributed to the long-standing Marble Falls food pantry.
“We are honored to once again accept this generous gift,” said Sam Pearce, the center’s executive director, in a media release.
Visits to the food pantry have more than tripled since 2021, he said.
The guild raised money for the donation during its annual craft show, which was held in November.
“We are pleased to continue our support of this important organization which assists so many families in our community,” said Mary Daniel, a guild organizer.
The Helping Center distributed almost 500,000 pounds of food in 2022, which was spread across 14,000 family visits facilitated by over 7,500 hours of volunteer service.