RICHARDSON – The Network of Community Ministries continues to provide essential services such as food, clothing and financial assistance to families in Richardson.  Since the Coronavirus pandemic, requests for food assistance has increased and so has the need for volunteers.

The organization is looking to recruit volunteers to provide help in its food pantry as well assist in food deliveries.  Volunteers such as area schoolteacher, Holly Hendricks, read about the need at her church.

“I signed up to volunteer because I believe in love my neighbor, especially during this time,” she said.

Hendricks volunteers at least twice a week, driving to various delivery locations. She has a mask and disinfectant wipes to protect herself from COVID-19.  She said signing up was easy and required some paperwork and volunteer training.

“I’m always looking for ways, no matter what circumstances we’re in to serve and support people during times like this,” she said.

In addition to volunteering, the Network is also in need of financial contributions, food and clothing.

If you’re interested in volunteering or donating to the organization visit