North Texas Giving Day set for Sept.22

North Texas Giving Day set for Sept.22

In Sachse, 5 Loaves Food Pantry, located at 4401 Williford Road, provides food, diapers, clothing and pet supplies to families in need in several surrounding communities.

According to the pantry, it provides 775,000 pounds of food annually.

The pantry’s goal for North Texas Giving Day is $70,000, which will go toward the purchase of a used refrigerated truck. The current truck has 360,000 miles and lacks cooling capacity. It is also quickly approaching the point where repairs will cost more than the value of the truck. Speaking at the Aug. 18 Sachse Economic Development Corporation meeting, 5 Loaves Director Audrey Wallace said having a refrigerated truck would allow the pantry to pick up fresh produce from other providers. It would also allow the pantry to stop at multiple locations while collecting food instead of having to drive back and quickly place food inside its on-site refrigerators.

“We have made some contacts with sources we can pick up refrigerated food from,” Wallace said. “We would be able to get some additional food to feed our families.”

In nearby Murphy, the Murphy Historical Society is participating in the annual giving day.

On its North Texas Giving Day page, it does not have a goal listed, but lists that its expenses are at least $10,000 per year to maintain three cemeteries. The maintenance covers landscaping at the cemeteries, repair and cleaning of headstones and any storm damage cleanup.

The historical society also maintains a display inside Murphy City Hall that shows different artifacts from the city’s past. It also maintains a storage space for the items but is looking to acquire a bigger space in which it will be able to store artifacts not on display.

In addition to funding, the nonprofit lists additional volunteers as a need to help maintain the facilities it oversees.

For more information on how to donate to area nonprofits or about North Texas Giving Day, visit

Sonia Duggan contributed to this report.

Special Thanks to the Wylie News for the story.