Waxahachie resident, Leslie Porterfield, knows firsthand how it feels to need help. Two years ago, her house burned down.

“This community helped me so much during my difficult time when my house burned,” she said. “Now I want to do something to give back to the citizens in need during this trying time as this pandemic continues.”

The mother of 8-year-old twins, daughter Lane and son Wyatt, Porterfield has been volunteering with Hunger Busters, a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides food to families in need. The nonprofit has expanded its program to families after primarily serving hungry children in Dallas.

Porterfield recently contacted the Sun to announce that Hunger Busters will host two food distribution events in partnership with Cowboy Church of Ellis County: Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 20. Both distributions take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with food boxes to include produce and a gallon of milk.

“Since I live in Waxahachie, I wanted to help those in need in my community,” Porterfield said. “Hunger Busters will be providing farmers-to-families produce boxes and food to anyone who needs it. Families do not have to qualify for this benefit. We have a drive-up contactless system in place.”

She points out there is “a great need here in our own backyard.”

“In the last few days, with the help of my twins, we have been delivering the food boxes to the homebound, the elderly, those who are disabled or who have health problems and cannot get out, single moms without transportation or families with broken down vehicles,” she said, adding that her children have had fun helping her deliver food boxes.

She expressed her appreciation to Cowboy Church for allowing the use of its facility for the mass delivery events.

Cowboy Church of Ellis County is located at 2734 W. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass in Waxahachie.

For more information, call Porterfield at 214 392-9895. Additional information about Hunger Busters can be found on its website at hungerbusters.com or on its Facebook page, Hunger Busters.

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