Take what you need; leave what you can
By Main Street Presbyterian Church of Honey Grove
Feb 28, 2021
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Honey Grove, Texas --  Main Street Presbyterian Church of Honey Grove has completed the mounting of a Blessing Box, similar to the one at First Presbyterian Church in Bonham. Need food for your family? The Blessing Box has you covered.

The idea is simple. People donate non-perishable, essential items and place them inside the box so people without such necessities can take what they need.  Main Street members say it's important because too often many people have to go to bed hungry in Honey Grove and the surrounding area.

It's called a Blessing Box because those who leave items are blessed enough to be able to do so, and those who are in need are blessed that the items are there for them. It's a miniature pantry, and David Williams of Heritage Construction Company built and donated the Blessing Box to Main Street Presbyterian Church, while Custom Glass & Mirror of Bonham custom made and donated tempered glass doors for the box.  Carl Peel and Lanny Burnett, both Session members at Main Street, mounted the sign and box on the outside of the church building. Facing east, the box is located at 404 East Main Street in Honey Grove and is visible from Main Street. 


The public is invited and encouraged to help restock the box with non-perishable food and personal items.


"Things we take for granted having every day on a regular basis are items people in the community might not have," Pastor Cindy Baker Burnett said. "Those are the things that would benefit a homeless or less-fortunate person." 



If community people would like to donate money toward supplying the Blessing Box, rather than bringing food, checks can be mailed to Main Street Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 188, Honey Grove, TX 75446.  Please designate it for the Blessing Box. It turns out that a Blessing Box is like a little free library, but for food and toiletries.

These are the items most commonly donated and used to stock the Blessing Box:

FOOD ITEMS: peanut butter, tuna, canned spaghetti, ravioli, hearty soups, fruits, canned broth, cornbread mix, canned vegetables, etc.

NON-FOOD ITEMS: socks, mittens, hand warmers, toilet paper, bottled water, toiletries (hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), baby wipes

Main Street session member, Tammy Whitlock, is in charge of monitoring the Blessing Box. She and her grandchildren Kamy and Aidyn were the first to place items in the box, shortly after Carl and Lanny had completed the mounting of the box on Saturday. 

"And he answered them, 'Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.'"    Luke 3:11