Chris Bunkoff

Nutrition Coordinator

Melinda Stanley

Grant Writer & Fundraiser

Donna Ruiz
Manager of Pantry Services​

Some facts about life message

- We are distributing food to an average of 500 families per week

- Adding to the growing list of clients at approximately 90 families per month
- Over 5,300 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
- Life Message currently has 23 Impactful Partners in Dallas, Garland, Rowlett, Wylie, Sachse and Mesquite that help to reach families

       beyond Rowlett
- 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

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.

Our founder

4501 Rowlett Rd., Suite 200

Rowlett, TX 75088
​(972) 475-9800

Life Message

Food Pantry & Clothing Center

FOOD DISTRIBUTION -  (must be a registered client to receive food) Bring your picture ID with you
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for all clients 60 years old and older

REGISTRATION & CLOTHING ONLY - Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

     * Must bring a picture ID & proof of current residency with you to registration

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

Founder & President


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.

Seniors (60+)​​​​

Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., any one 60 years of age or older can pick up their weekly food from the pantry.  This will include fresh produce & non-perishable food items.  This program is for all registered clients.

outreach programs

Our outreach centers provide service to clients that are not in our local area so that we can help more people in more places. Find out more about our outreach centers.