Member News: Harvest House expands to meet the needs of a growing population
Three corporate funders have contributed to the good work being done at Harvest House in Burleson, where staff and volunteers provide food, clothing, and financial assistance to more than 12,000 clients each year. The HMSHost Foundation, Atmos Energy, and Texas Mutual Insurance have generously donated funds and equipment to aid Harvest House staff in achieving their mission.
For the past 38 years, Harvest House has operated out of a residential dwelling. Recently, the booming nonprofit relocated its resale shop to a storefront property, leaving behind much-needed square footage for their food pantry and office areas.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial needs of Johnson and Tarrant County residents have changed, and more people are seeking temporary assistance. In addition, this area of the country has seen an influx of people moving in.
Jennifer Woods, Harvest House Executive Director, states, “We are ever grateful for those who support our efforts to help ensure families in our community have clothes to wear, a roof over their head, food on their table, and basic utilities to stay warm. It takes a village to accomplish this, and we cannot complete our mission without community partners.” Through partnerships with funders such as the HMSHost Foundation, Atmos Energy, and Texas Mutual Insurance, the efforts of Harvest House are multiplied, and our community becomes stronger.
Harvest House’s food pantry and offices are located at 349 NW Renfro St in Burleson. Their resale shop, which is open to the public, is located at 101 NE Wilshire (formerly Kip’s Hallmark). Visit their website for hours and information. www.yourharvesthouse.org.