Allen Community Outreach - Needs Your Help to Help Others

Critically LOW~

Just 10 days and Counting...

Where's the food needed

to feed hundreds of local families

this Thanksgiving?


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DID YOU KNOW that ACO has already fed 1700 families this year?

5700 Children, Teens and Seniors Have Been Given Over 176,000 lbs of Food from the ACO Food Pantry This Year So Far



DONATIONS For Thanksgiving...

Please help us fill our storage units with food

for local families!

Holiday Food Donations Drop Off-

~Nov 1-Nov 16

Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30

ACO- 801 E. Main St. (Closed 12:30-1:30 for lunch)


~Nov 17-18


First United Methodist Church of Allen- GYM

601 S. Greenville Ave.


  •  WE NEED~Grocery Gift Cards for Turkeys
  • Canned Hams
  •  Bisquick
  •  Corn Meal/ Corn Muffin Mix
  •  Flour
  •  Sugar
  •  Canned Pie Filling
  •  Pie Crust Mix
  •  Jell-O
  •  Pudding Mix
  •  Canned Veggies
  •  Yams
  •  Marshmallows
  •  Stuffing Mix
  •  Instant Mashed Potatoes
  •  Rice
  •  Dried Beans
  •  Canned Fruit
  •  Canned Gravy
  •  Broth
  •  Canned Milk
  •  Canned Pumpkin
  •  Foil Roasting Pans
  •  Pie Pans



What will be on your dining table on Thanksgiving Day? How happy would your Thanksgiving be with no food in your house?


This year our food for families is CRITICALLY LOW! We have only a limited number of days to collect donations and begin sorting and boxing food in time for Thanksgiving.


Every year we FILL two storage units with the food donations for this program. Usually by this date we are almost full, but one is completely empty and the other one only partially filled. 

Hundreds of local families don't know where their next meal will come from, and aren't even thinking ahead 2 weeks until Thanksgiving. ACO volunteers plan to pack boxes of groceries for these families so that they too can have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. However, food donations for specific items are VERY low and we need your help over the next 10 days...


Please see our list of needs and help these families by adding a few extra items to your own shopping list that you can then donate to the ACO Food Pantry.

Help us put smiles on children's faces and food on their tables this holiday!

Please join me in meeting the needs in our community.  It just may be someone in your family who needs us next....


Tammy Pearce

Haute Realty ~ Dallas, Texas




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Comment balloon 3 commentsTammy Pearce • November 10 2011 09:07PM


Tammy, FILL THAT TRUCK! yes, we all need to give a little, so many people need our help.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Ellen!  We are trying!!  Hopefully, there is more than enough to meet all of the known needs. 

Posted by Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce (Haute Realty 214-994-6474) about 9 years ago

Thank you for sharing this Tammy! I actually shop the ACO thrift store and didn't realize they had a food pantry.

Posted by Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, (Home Star Staging) about 9 years ago