Author: Catholic Charities Published:
Before he retired, Jerry Gray spent his professional career at J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc., Wichita’s largest real estate firm.
Nestor Weigand, chairman and chief executive officer at J.P. Weigand decided to honor Gray with a donation to a non-profit of his choosing.
He chose Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, where he has volunteered for four years, although he is also active at other non-profit organizations in Wichita.
“Thanks to Jerry’s passion and love for our program, he chose us, and we are so grateful,” said Our Daily Bread Food Pantry program director, Matt Tannehill. “He happily greets and assists guests, and now his donation will help even more people.”
The number of grocery carts at the Catholic Charities food ministry has dwindled because some individuals who walk long distances to the pantry can’t return the carts. Gray’s donation helped replenish the number of lost grocery carts.
Grocery carts are vital to the “client choice” model of service at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry where clients “shop” for groceries with personal shopping assistants who help them choose food their families will enjoy.