United in giving

United in giving

September 22, 2020 in Agency Spotlight

Becky Sattler, a wife and grandmother, manages the Miller Christian Service Center Food Pantry. Her passion for volunteering has spilled over into the rest of her family. Her husband joins her at the center, as do their grandkids whenever possible. Other retirees work with her to make a difference in their local community. High schoolers also donate their time to give out food with the organization. Many benefit from the unity and support this agency provides to people in need.

On the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, the nonprofit gives out food to about 75 families in the Miller RII School District. The food pantry works in conjunction with a thrift store, allowing it to serve the community in many ways.

“We have a unique setup with our store helping out with the food pantry expenses,” Becky said. “Anyone may come and shop at our Miller Christian Service Center store. It is run by volunteers, and all money made goes back into the community whether to buy food, help out hurting families, give to other groups or even give out scholarships to our seniors.”

Through partnership with The Food Bank, the pantry receives food on a consistent basis.

“We hand out USDA food, and I order food from Ozarks Food Harvest for low-income families,” Becky shared. “I am able to order food from home, and it’s delivered the next week. Usually, no matter what the weather is, they are there.”

With the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has changed its format to help people from the comfort of their cars.

“Since COVID-19 began, we have turned our service into a drive-through,” Becky explained. “We box up food and have it ready to load up in their cars. Before, people walked through, and we loaded items up in a cart.”

Looking forward, the food pantry is excited to keep supporting its local community.

“We are proud of our Miller Christian Service Center and pray it continues to thrive for the betterment of our community,” Becky shared.

At The Food Bank, we are thankful for this meaningful partnership with our neighbors in Miller, Missouri. The Miller Christian Service Center is always looking for volunteers to help give out food or work at the thrift store. To learn more about the food pantry’s outreach, visit Stop in to volunteer or shop!