The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County is happy to announce that we will be receiving one pallet of fresh peaches and one pallet of fresh corn on Thursday, September 3rd at 10:30 a.m. This is open to all people and is on a “First Come” “First Served” basis.
Again we are very fortunate to be on the receiving end of these fresh food deliveries. This is the third one this year. We are needing to get rid of ALL the food as soon as possible. We do not have any storage space to store it. The product is ok now, but will spoil if not used quickly. Please come and pick up what you can.
On Monday afternoon, July 27th, the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County received six pallets of fresh foods which were distributed to anyone who showed up, including Alpine, Marfa and Valentine residents as well as Fort Davis. Most of the food was still in fine condition but needed to be consumed quickly. We did not want it be become part of the 40% that is wasted in our country per day. Our Food Pantry proved that if you can get this food to us, we can USE it. Many people in West Texas know how to can and use fresh foods quickly.
Then, on August 22nd, our Food Pantry received 5,468 pounds of fresh foods from South Texas including watermelon, peppers, tomatoes and carrots. This time it was distributed at our regular distribution time. Again, we proved that food should never go to waste or to the dump. Food Pantries can use fresh foods anytime.
The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County drew 22 winners’ names on Sunday at noon at the annual Coolest Fourth celebration. Many of the Big Bend Area establishments offered generous gift certificates and we hope you will support these businesses. Below are the businesses and the corresponding winners selected.
Aubrey Lynn Boutique • Ana Chandler
Big Bend Coffee Roasters • Estefana Granado
Brown Dog Nursery • Terry Holder
Cochineal • Fonda Ghiardi
Davis Mountain Nut Company • Mary Fenton
Cueva de Leon • Cindy Crawford
El Patio • Debbie Billing
Fort Davis Drug Store • Lisa Gandy
Hebert’s Caboose • Edward Dutchover
High Desert Yoga • Cyndee Barnes
Jett’s Grill • Dave Taylor
Lupita’s • Elaine Harmon
Maiya’s • Garrick Stephens
Mando’s • Lulu Lopez
Mary Lou’s • Betsy Burns
Maria Grubb Blankets • Judy
Plaine • Missy Cantrell
Poco Mexico • Richard Masterson
Porters • Richard Reinberg
Porters • Lupe Rubio
Reata • Kathie Woods
Stone Village Market • Carolyn Bullard.
Once again, we had some amazing entries at our Food Pantry’s Annual Pie Contest. The contest coincides with Fort Davis’ Coolest Fourth Celebration over the Fourth of July weekend. Below are the winners chosen.
Pam Breithaupt won First Place with her amazing, most original, Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pie. The special touch of chocolate may have made this the winner! Toni Case came in Second Place with the most attractive “American Glory,” cherry/blueberry pie. Third Place went to Tammy Files for the more than traditional American Apple Pie. Honorable Mention was awarded to Edna Inglis who is still baking tasty Pumpkin pies at 93 years old! Pies were sold by the piece to support the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
A big “thank you” to all who baked and supported this year’s Pie Contest.
Companies from the tri-county area generously gave gift certificates to the annual Food Pantry raffle. Thirty-one lucky winners were announced Sunday, July 6th, at the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County.
First prizes were two one hundred dollar gift certificates from Porter’s Thriftway which went to Jim Lynch and Lynda George.
Madge Lindsey won the $50 certificate from Stone Village Market.
Other prizes were from Big Bend Coffee won by Deb Billings; Brown Dog Garden won by Cindy Crawford; Cueva de Leon won by Fred Harmon; Davis Mountain Nut Company won by Noah Lynch; Dolce far Niente Texas won by Sally Stump; Fort Davis Drug Store won by Lulu Lopez; Herbert’s Caboose won by Missy Martin; Just Because won by Sherrill Easterling; El Patio won by Matthew Shetrone; two gift certificates from La Casita won by Garrick Stephens and Phillip Low; La Trattoria won by Juan Dominguez; Lupita’s won by Kathy Masterson; Maria Grub’s crocheted blankets went to Ruth Park and David Taylor; Mary Lou’s Café won by Frankie Estes; two Plaine certificates won by Clay Chisholm and Yolanda Belazi; Poco Mexico won by Mary Fenton; four Raspa certificates went to Maggie McCollum, Fonda Giardi, Toni Case and Cindy Meade; Reata won by Song McClesky; Robert Tyree’s leather bowl went to Jolanda Trussel; Star Date Café certificate went to Keisha Otoupal; Wok and Roll two certificates were won by Huey Rudy and Ezequiel Garcia and American Greetings went to N. Anderson.
The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides supplemental food with an emphasis on wholesome choices. It relies on private donations and grant contributions to purchase food. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales support the Food Pantry and its Patrons.