• Bill and Elise Haynes are retiring from their positions with Fishes & Loaves.

Bill and Elise Haynes are retiring from Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry

By Tom Hawkins

Bill and Elise Haynes have announced their retirement from Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry in Groesbeck. Their retirement was effective as of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Haynes state that the reason for their retirement from this important ministry was their declining health.

Bill Haynes has been the director of Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry for 16 years having started in 2001. His wife, Elise has also been involved in Fishes & Loaves during that time.

Fishes & Loaves Pantry is a mission outreach project of the Church on the Rock of Groesbeck. However, members of other churches also help at Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry.

Bill and Elise live in Kirk area. They are members of the Church on the Rock.

Haynes was a chemical engineer, and the couple lived overseas for 22 years.

Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry is open to those in need the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry is located on West Navasota Street in downtown Groesbeck. The pantry serves the citizens of south Limestone County.

The local Food for Families Drive benefits Fishes and Loaves, and this year produced some 28,000 pounds or more of non-perishable food items. A reminder is given that a food chute is located in front of the Fishes & Loaves building and non-perishable food items may be left there. The public is reminded that volunteer helpers at Fishes & Loaves are always needed.

Janice Hughes will succeed Bill Haynes as director of Fishes & Loaves, and Ginger Fritz, who has been helping at Fishes & Loaves for some time, will succeed Mrs. Haynes.

Bill and Elise Haynes express their gratitude to all who helped during their sixteen years of leadership at Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry. And, in-turn, Church on the Rock and the entire south Limestone community thank Mr. and Mrs. Haynes for their excellent leadership and all of their hard work.

Groesbeck Journal

P.O. Box 440
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone: 254-729-5103
Fax: 254-729-0362