Fill The Pantry

Help Us Fight Hunger in our Community-Because no one should go hungry 


Dear Friends & Neighbors:

The 6th Annual Fill the Pantry-Community Food Drive Challenge is scheduled for

October 14, 2017.  Many residents of Denton County face hunger and food insecurity on a daily basis.  They live in fear and are uncertain of where their next meal will come from.  It is a pretty sobering statistic that 42% of the school age children in our own community are living at or near poverty level.  Hunger is right here, in our own backyard.

Started over five years ago by a concerned citizen who wanted to make a difference in her community, Jacquelyn Harper organized the first Fill the Pantry-Community Challenge Food Drive.  The annual event has grown from collecting 19,000 pounds that initial year to well over 85,000 pounds year over year since 2011.  100% of all monetary donations and food items are distributed to (9) benefactors which include Denton Community Food Center, First Refuge, Our Daily Break, Singing Oaks Church of Christ Food Pantry, Lake Cities Food Pantry, Shepherd’s Hand, Asbury Relief Ministry, Feeding Krum Kids, and Backpack Blessings at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the pumpkin patch at 633 Hobson Lane, Denton Texas, between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a FREE event with kid’s activities, bounce houses, live music and FREE hot dogs, chips, cotton candy and water while supplies last. 

 Don’t forget to bring your donations; non-perishable food items and/or each $1.00 donated will be counted as 5 pounds of food.  

 As a community, we can do remarkable things to help out local families in meeting their food needs.  Together we can, and will grow stronger if we take care of our neighbors and make Denton County a place where we can all thrive.  I challenge you to help us FILL THE PANTRY in 2017.  Whether you donate a little or even a lot, each dollar makes a difference.

Credit card donations accepted at or tax-deductible donations can be mailed to TUMC/Fill the Pantry, 633 Hobson Lane, Denton, TX  76205.

For more information about this challenge or to volunteer please e-mail Paula Monk, or Jacquelyn Harper at