Weekly Food Drive Turns One

Rejoicing in 52 Weeks of Faithfulness
Loving Our Neighbors in Need

This week marks one year of Stonebriar’s Monday food drive, and I just had to say THANK YOU for being part of caring for our community this past year.

When we began (one week into the pandemic shutdown), my heart was heavy and overwhelmed as I saw so many of our ministry partners struggling to provide for our neighbors in need . . . and those needs were growing day by day. They were not getting usual donations from the large warehouse/box stores, and shelves were empty of so many items. And if the stores did have items, there was a buying limit. So we put the word out to our church family and together we were able to meet needs in amazing ways.

For 52 weeks, our church family has helped us provide weekly:

  • Sandwiches and toilet paper for 400 homeless people in South Dallas.
  • 110 to 120 grocery bags for an apartment complex for the elderly and disabled in South Dallas. We drive these packed bags down every Monday afternoon, and our partners at Cornerstone Baptist get it to the doorsteps of 110 apartments!
  • 130 weekend food bags for kids from low-income families in Hilltown (near Little Elm), where we served lunches for 23 weeks straight last spring and summer. When school started back in the fall, we provided 68 weekend food bags to children at Oak Point Elementary in Little Elm.
  • Necessary items to fill shelves at our local food pantries in Frisco, Little Elm, and The Colony, as well as groceries for folks coming to our church for benevolence help.

This has happened every single week because of church family members like you. This is what happens when God moves in the hearts of His people. So join me in taking some time today to thank God for His amazing provision this past year, and then continue to pray for those we serve. The needs are still there, and so we will continue this ministry as long as we are needed.

Thank you again—it is a joy and honor to serve alongside you! To God be the glory!

Karen Hawkins
Pastoral Leader of Community Care

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37–39)

Our weekly food drive is still going strong, and we need your help to care for our community! Helping our neighbors in need is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Purchase a few of the items below:
    • Canned Fruit
    • Canned Meat (chicken or tuna)
    • Canned Pasta/Soup (Ravioli or Spaghettios)
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Loaf of Bread
    • Mac and Cheese (cups or boxes)
    • Oatmeal
    • Peanut Butter
    • Paper Towels
    • Toilet Paper
  2. Bring your donations to our church campus on Monday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  3. Pull up to the entrance of Building B (on the Legendary Drive side of our campus), where our volunteers will collect your donations from the trunk or backseat. You don’t even have to get out of your car!

Thank you for loving our neighbors in Jesus’ name.


  • Karen Hawkins

    As Pastoral Leader of Community Care, Karen has the joy of encouraging the Stonebriar family (ALL ages and stages) to go beyond the walls of our church and express the love and hope of Jesus by caring for the relational, spiritual, and tangible needs of our neighbors. Her passion is to help create community within the church by serving together to meet the needs of those outside the church, and she develops and nurtures ongoing partnerships with other churches and organizations who seek to help individuals and families in our community.