Along with receiving food from the North Texas Food Bank, Wilton said they also receive discounted food from the Commerce Walmart.
“We have the privilege of picking up 1,000 to 1,5000 pounds of food from Walmart,” she said, adding they receive seasonal items after the season.
Wilton said she wants the pantry to not only feed the families who come through, but also to assist in getting them out of poverty.
“What can we do to do a better job of getting people out of poverty?” she said. “We need to put a bridge to get them from poverty to self-reliance.”
“We want to be able to make a difference in Commerce and reach out,” she said.