My Brother’s House unveils new sign
Fri, 2016-05-13 05:00 News Staff
By DAVID J. HARDIN
On Monday afternoon, members of the community came out to My Brother’s House Food Pantry for the unveiling of a new sign.
Students from the Copperas Cove High School Excel Club volunteered their time to make a new sign for the My Brother’s House.
Also in attendance was Mayor of Copperas Cove Frank Seffrood, Charles Lyons of the Noon Exchange Club, who has helped on many food drives for the pantry in the past, along with the Rabbit Fest royalty who just last month painted the building.
Senior Ms. Rabbit Fest Edith Natividad was the project coordinator for the event and with the help of the Excel Club a new sign was created. Natividad told the attendees that it was a joint effort from many members of the community to make this event a reality. She said she enjoys being a part of and helping the Copperas Cove community whenever she can.
“I am blessed and thankful with the overwhelming help of the community,” Natividad said. “I have enjoyed coordinating both the new sign and the painting of the building efforts.” She also thanked Wendy Sledd for all of her support during these events.
Anthony Palmisano goes to Copperas Cove High School and is a member of the Excel Club. He said he has gone out into the community now more now than ever. He also volunteers at the food pantry every Sunday and is a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church which runs the non-profit charity.
“Helping at the food pantry feels so much better than sitting at home doing nothing,” Palmisano said.
Charles Lyons of the Exchange Club has helped the food pantry on many occasions.
“You can’t put into words, you have to show it,” Lyons said, referring to the ones who give of their time, money and heart.
My Brother’s House Food Pantry provides assistance for residents of Copperas Cove and Kempner. Those requesting help must have proof of residence and identification. The food pantry is open for food distribution on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. The pantry also helps with utility bills to electric, gas, and water, but no deposits or rental assistance. For more information about food distribution: (254) 547-5206, or for other assistance, leave a message at (254) 547-5207.