North Texas Food Pantry Needs Money to Remain in Current Location

**THE COLONY — A woman and a young boy pushed a basket Wednesday morning past a row of food shelves spilling with sweet corn, boxed pasta and off-brand cereal.The boy stood on his tip-toes and pointed toward a can on a top shelf. The woman, laughing, picked it up and placed it into their basket. The two were not in a supermarket; instead, they were "shopping" at the NTX Community Food Pantry, an entity of Metro Relief that provides groceries and frozen food items for The Colony residents who are in need.But the routines of the 1,800 to 2,000 people per month who use the food pantry may soon change. Due to insufficient funds, the nonprofit will not be able to remain in its current location in the 5200 block of South Colony Boulevard. “If we can’t raise the money, we will have to close,” said Gina Harrison, CEO of the food pantry, which originally opened its doors in 2006 at another site. “I need to make a decision within the next week.”Harrison said NTX needs a total of $37,000 by July 21 to meet its lease obligations and remain in its current digs. She said the pantry, which exists on donations, has raised $13,000 of that amount so far. Becoming a food bank  Continue reading...

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