Riders Foundation volunteers at Seven Loaves Pantry

Team staffers organized canned goods, prepared meal bags for those in need

By Frisco RoughRiders | January 10, 2018 11:09 AM

FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2018) - Frisco RoughRiders staff members recently spent a morning at The Storehouse of Collin County's Seven Loaves Food Pantry organizing canned foods in the pantry and preparing meal bags. The Frisco RoughRiders Foundation coordinated the volunteer effort.

"In addition to the generous financial contributions of our donors that allow us to purchase the food for our clients, Seven Loaves also relies heavily on hundreds of volunteers to maintain its operations," said Ben Skye, Program & Communications Manager for The Storehouse. "These volunteers dedicate their time and energy working behind the scenes week in and week out to sort, prepare and organize the food in preparation for our Thursday and Saturday distributions.

"Having been closed over the holiday season, we definitely appreciated the extra help from the RoughRiders staff who worked with us to prepare food bags and organize fresh produce for our first distribution weekend in 2018. We loved the enthusiasm and passion showed by the RoughRiders staff, and we look forward to having them again at The Storehouse."

Seven Loaves Food Pantry, located in Plano, distributes over 1.7 million pounds of food annually to those in need. The organization was also a RoughRiders Foundation grant recipient from two years ago.

About Seven Loaves Food Pantry

The Storehouse is an organization focused on providing hope to the community of Collin County and surrounding communities by feeding those in need through Seven Loaves Food Pantry, by supplying clothing for their families through Joseph's Coat, and by providing relationship-based, in-depth mentoring for women who desire to transform their lives and the lives of their family through Project Hope.

With over 130,000 people in Collin County in need of basic necessities, the need in our own local community is significant.

We are housed out of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, TX.

About the RoughRiders Foundation

The mission of the RoughRiders Foundation is to enhance the community we serve through charitable contributions, grants, and programming initiatives. The RoughRiders Foundation supports programs and organizations in our community that motivate and reward children and families in the areas of education, good health and community services activities.

For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders Foundation, contact Breon Dennis at breon@ridersbaseball.com or at community@ridersbaseball.com.

About the RoughRiders

The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 13 seasons (2005-2017). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past three seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.

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