DALLAS (KRLD 1080) – A charitable organization that has fed more than one million needy north Texas children, now finds itself needing a home.
Founder of Food for the Soul, Bob Sawler says earlier this month they were told they had to move out of the warehouse.
“Unfortunately we had to cancel our current food order because we have no place to pack it out and no place to store it. We are desperately looking for a place to go,” he says.
“Our hearts are broken,” said Bob’s wife Kimberly Sawler about the organization that has provided meals for needy children through the school systems for the last eight years. She says often, the meals help more than just the child.
“We have had children come and thank us telling us, ‘My mom said we had no food for the weekend and now I can share this food with my mom.’ It’s powerful.”
But Bob says if they don’t find a place soon, more than 1,000 children who were scheduled to get food, will go without.
“It’s 65 hours from Friday afternoon to Monday morning where these kids aren’t sure if they are going to get to eat. That’s a very long time. We are simply trying to provide so they come to school Monday morning, focused.”
He hopes to find warehouse space with around 5,000 square feet, but says at this point, anything will help.