Organized lovingly by community members Eric and Shakti Biskamp, The Happy Helpers from Home campaign gathers food directly from your doorstep every week and brings it to the Soupmobile food pantry.  You don’t have to participate every week but whenever your heart guides you. The giving spirit keeps our hearts open to the many people who especially now are in need of basics like a just a healthy meal. Subscribe to our blog for updates and to participate just e-mail Shakti or Eric at [email protected] or [email protected].

Here is their latest update:

Next Pickup on Monday, July 27 Please invite your friends

“Happy Day Gifts!” Our friend Carol coined those words for the surprise gift, given when one is least expecting it, given with such happy energy that it is sure to bring the recipient that warm feeling of love and affectionate! That is exactly what these delicious looking treats are: Happy Day Gifts, certainly promising a happy day for the recipients! No special day is being celebrating, just the truth that everyone deserves a happy day just by being a participant on planet Earth.

Thank you, team members, Jo Smith, for those scrumptious looking goodies; Milena and Silvia Espinoza and family for the amazing sandwiches and groceries; the Smithhislers and the Vargases for all those perfect pantry items; and thank you, everyone, for your prayers for all struggling with food challenges, as prayer is truly a great service!

We will be picking up any items you would like to contribute that will bring smiles to others. Thank you for helping not only to eliminate hunger but also the worry of not being able to get food! The items needed are listed below and have not changed. Of course, you are welcome to be creative and think of other things that one might need in a family’s pantry. Please let us know by Friday if you would like us to come by, so that we can plan our pickup schedule. Thank you in advance for all that you are and do, and for joining together in creating happiness for others.

  • Individual portions of snacks like chips and/or individual portions of healthful cookies and desserts
  • Fruits like oranges, bananas
  • Water Bottles
  • Peanut butter/almond butter sandwiches (with or without jelly, jam ,honey)
  • Pantry items, (please no meat), and some examples/suggestions are as follows: Nondairy milk in boxes, dry and canned beans and soups/soup mixes, condiments, jelly, whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, millet, oats – please no white rice since many people have diabetes and sugar issues, protein powder, sauces, anything non-perishable that you yourself would eat, salsa, canned tomatoes, pizza crusts, nuts, seeds, packaged meals that don’t have to be refrigerated, nuts, taco shells, jelly/jam, etc., spices, healthful cooking oil, bars, pickles, condiments, cereals, etc.
  • Masks

Look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 27! Can you believe it is the last week of JULY?? Dog Days of Summer are ahead!

With love and blessings, Eric and Shakti

214-235-8324 and 214-394-0583