Robinson pantry donation

Standing with the donated hams at Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry in Robinson are (from left) client Vicky Shipe; Sonya Rawlings, one of the pantry directors; Tony Procopio, store director of the Brookshire’s in Robinson; and Karren Rigby, pantry leadership team member.

Staff photo — Ken Sury

The Brookshire’s grocery store in Robinson donated 54 half hams to the Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry in the city for the Christmas holidays.

Hormel Foods Corp. donated almost 7,000 of its Cure 81 brand half hams to food banks and food pantries throughout the Brookshire’s Grocery Co.’s market area for the holiday season.

Robinson Brookshire’s store director Tony Procopio delivered the hams on Dec. 16.

The Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry in Robinson is open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. It serves about 250 families a month, said Sonya Rawlings, a pantry director.

She said Brookshire’s has been great in helping to provide foods when the pantry gets low. Since the week before the Thanksgiving, 400 to 500 bags of food items were provided to the pantry.

Brookshire’s sets out a display to allow shoppers to purchase bags of food that the store then donates to the food pantry.

For more information about the pantry, call 254-307-7225 or email

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