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NOVEMBER 13, 2018 

One Day Of Giving





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In 1983 the economy had taken a sharp downturn much like it has now.  Thirty years ago a group of concerned individuals created a place of temporary emergency assistance for those finding themselves on hard times.  It was soon known as the ALICE FOOD PANTRY.  Also needed was a steady supply of food and funds. TRASH & TREASURE, a retail resale outlet, where donated merchandise of all kinds is sold, was established. Alice Volunteer Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors designated to oversee the operations of Trash & Treasure and Alice Food Pantry. Funds raised by Trash & Treasure supply approximately 30% of the operational cost of the Food Pantry. The other 70% comes from personal donations, grants and fund raisers. The most important fund raiser for Alice Volunteer Services is

One Day of Giving

which is sponsored by the Coastal Bend Foundation.  This year on November 14, 2017, all donations are doubled, up to $17,000.  Proceeds pay for utilities, insurance, maintenance and purchase food.  These three groups: ALICE VOLUNTEER SERVICES, ALICE FOOD PANTRY, and TRASH & TREASURE are all run efficiently by a team of dedicated volunteers and Board of Directors. 

Our mission has definitely changed since 1983.  Food pantries in the Coastal Bend are no longer "emergency" aid only. With the recent economic downturn, everyone has been hit hard but especially those with low incomes.  Daily living produces "emergencies".  Our clients are allowed to receive food every 90 days. The amount is determined by the number in the family and by whatever produce, fruit and meat we have available that day.   We are also now helping folks who have been affected due to Hurricane Harvey.  The devastation was so wide spread.  Many are now unemployed.  Some have lost their homes and have combined families into one house to make ends meet.  Grandparents are raising their grandchildren because parents have deserted them. The situation in Jim Wells County and the Coastal Bend is devastating.   

 Alice Volunteer Services
Street address: 311 E. Main St. Alice, TX 78332
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1966, Alice, TX 78333
Phone: (361) 664-1015