Pasco Restaurant, Food Pantry join forces to serve the community


NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla – A Pasco County restaurant and pantry have partnered to ensure residents in need receive a hot dinner every day.

Grace’s Food Pantry in New Port Richey worked alongside Christo’s Restaurant in Trinity bring restaurant-style meals to community members who are hungry but may not want to ask for help.


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Every day of the week, Christo’s Restaurant prepares 200 dinners for Edward Sepulveda and his mother to distribute in the New Port Richey area. The effort is funded in part by Centraide.

Sepulveda said veterans, the elderly and working families have been hit the hardest in recent months, with some going without consistent meals.

“I learned a lot about the community in terms of how much they appreciate being appreciated,” Sepulveda said. “So many people need and sometimes don’t want to talk.”

Each afternoon, after collecting hot meals from the restaurant, Sepulveda and her mother deliver them to those in need as they disembark from St. Andrews.

“Our seniors are in dire need of it. It is difficult for them to just have a meal at home, to be able to go out, they are afraid to go to the stores to buy anything, ”he said.

The Pantry also makes home visits to a number of families in the area who do not have a hot dinner that evening. They deliver the rest of the meals to the homeless around the United States-19.

They started this partnership on December 1 and plan to continue it until the end of the year.

“We love our community, we love our people who live here and we don’t want to see anyone unnecessarily without a good hot meal,” Sepulveda said.

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