The sales team at Jacksonville's Cellular One got on board the People Helping People campaign “because their goal is to help people in need,” said store manager Don Manginell.
“There's lots of (people in need) in our community, and the less fortunate should be helped by those who are more fortunate,” he said, adding that store employees support programs that aid the community. “That's why we joined (PHP).”
Cellular One, at 1740 S. Jackson, is one of 13 new additions to the fight against hunger campaign, bringing the total number of businesses, individuals and organizations up to 86.
Since Nov. 12, the following have joined in the local fight against hunger program: Comfort Inn of Jacksonville, Cellular One, New Summerfield ISD, Joe Smith Plant Farm, Iglesia Apostólica de la fe en Cristo Jesús, Branded by Christ Cowboy Church in Rusk, Dog & Spud, Love's Lookout Visitor Center, Say Plastics Inc., Jeremy Harmel State Farm, Gonzalez Tax Service, Jacksonville ISD and Iglesia de Dios Ebenezer.
The grocery discount program in Jacksonville, launched in late October, in which 10 percent of all grocery sales are set aside to provide food for families recommended by the churches and businesses taking part in the program.
The card can be used for purchases at Super Gallo, located in Suite 200 at 1009 S. Jackson, except for alcohol, tobacco or WIC program purchases.
The program runs through Dec. 20. Food purchased with raised funds will be distributed Dec. 22 to families recommended by the groups and businesses utilizing the program.
For more information about the People Helping People, contact Wilburn 903-372-1346 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at Super Gallo Market, 903-589-7654.