During the Point-In-Time homeless count in Plano, members of Custer Road United Methodist Church saw a food insecurity problem, and additional needs north of downtown Plano. From the observation of CRUMC's teams that night, "People Who Love People" was born!
Now we're a group of faith-based interdenominational volunteers who share meals with Plano homeless and food insecure near the Plano Day Labor Center every Monday and Thursday morning, as well as nonperishable food that can help through the week. We gather just south of the Center (located at 805 Ozark Drive), in the DART parking lot about 7:20 a.m. God's love is shown, food is provided, and friendships are made! This service can only happen through generous donations with easy ways to order and deliver, or to drop-off.
You can order online and have items delivered to Doug Nickols or drop off at his front porch, at 1404 Scarborough, Plano, 75075. Non-perishable items for the weekly packs can be ordered and delivered to Christie Varner, 8713 Berwick Drive, Plano, 75025. Financial donations are welcome through gift cards or Venmo, our account is PeopleWhoLovePeople, and if you're asked for a four-digit code, it's 4458. Custer Road will also accept financial donations for us!
We also appreciate donations of new or gently used Bibles in English or Spanish, as well as devotional or inspirational books. These can be delivered to Lanie Williams, 3308 Runabout Court, Plano 75023, or brought to the site, or placed in the PWLP donation bin at Custer Road. (see below)
Other ways you or your group can help? Our friends are constantly in need of NEW socks, underwear, and work gloves. They also appreciate gently-used clothing they can work in, as well as sneakers and boots. During cold weather months, we look for jackets, coats and items they can layer.
Additionally, duffle bags, backpacks, and rolling suitcases are prized posessions! These items can be dropped off at Susan Williams's porch, 1713 Fernwood Drive, 75075, or placed in the PWLP bin inside Custer Road UMC, near the church office in the Missions donation area, or brought to the site on the mornings we serve.
Amazon link: https://amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UVIMOZ3XAU7/ref=cm_go_nav_hz. Cristen Graf is the list administrator.
WalMart link: https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=b9b3d27e-7338-412c-b67f-fa8dd893af4b. Susan Williams is administrator.
Please review the available slots below and click to sign up. Call Susan at 972-345-4458 with ANY questions. Thanks so much and God bless you!