4501 Rowlett Rd., Suite 200

Rowlett, TX 75088
​(972) 475-9800

Life Message

Max Skinner

Facility Operations Director

    (must be a registered client to receive food)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - Senior Citizen's ONLY (60+ years)  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Always bring your picture ID with you to the food pantry


     1. Picture ID and a copy of your picture ID
     2. Proof of current residency and a copy of the proof of residency

            (utility bill, lease, mortgage, insurance)

We offer assistance with Food.  We are not able to offer financial assistance for things like rent, mortgages, utilities, gas, transportation, medical expenses or repairs of any kind.

Please refer to our Helpful Resourcespage for other agencies that offer assistance.

Kara Spotswood

Volunteer Coordinator 

Chris Bunkoff

Programs & Nutrition Coordinator

Melinda Stanley

Grant Writer & Fundraiser

Donna Vargas
Manager of Pantry Services​


We have programs for Seniors, Veterans, Clients and our community that enhance education, nutrition and mental health.


Our staff is at the Food Pantry & Clothing Center five days a week to help those who have the need for food & clothes. 

mission & vision

Feed the hungry, Help those in need and Give hope to those we serve.

Some facts about life message

- We are distributing food to an average of 600 families per week

- Adding to the growing list of clients at approximately 90 families per month
- Over 6,200 families are listed as clients of Life Message

- Life Message is an agency of the North Texas Food Bank

- We pick up donated food from 11 retail stores in DFW including Aldi, Kroger, Sprouts, Target, Walmart & Sam's
- Food is distributed four times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
- Life Message has no restrictions on zip codes, city, county or income for any family in need of assistance
- By the end of 2014, Life Message distributed 1,331,256 pounds of food to feed the hungry
- In 2015, Life Message distributed 1,949,601 pounds of food to over 22,000 families in the DFW area

- In 2016, Life Message distributed 2,092,215 pounds of food to over 24,000 families in the DFW area

A Little history

2009 - Life Message received its 501(c)(3) certification and began to make plans for a direction.

2011 - Officially opened the Life Message Food Pantry & Clothing Center in Garland, TX

2012 - Moved the Food Pantry & Clothing Center in February 2012 to it's current location in Rowlett, TX. The numbers grew from 30 families in one month to an average of 300 families in one week.

2012 - In November, we officially opened The Thrift Store in Rowlett, TX.  Proceeds from the store help Life Message to support the food pantry and offer programs to our clients.

2013 - Opened the furniture/homegoods side of the Thrift Store

2014 - Moved into our administrative offices.

The pantry was remodeled in December to accommodate more food with better efficiency.

​2016 - February 11th marked our 4th year anniversary at our location in Rowlett, TX

Darla King
Vice President

our leadership team

Through collaborative partnerships and expanded outreach programs, we are fighting hunger by bringing food and services to our local communities - This is our mission.

Founder & President

Our founder