LUBBOCK, Texas– On Thursday, United Supermarkets joined Lubbock Impact to donate food and time to the community in honor of the late Rory Thomas, the executive director of the organization, according to a news release from United.
Thomas was the founding member of Lubbock Impact and helped turn it into an organization that helped people with everything from medical care to clothing, according to the release.
Read the full news release below:
LUBBOCK, Texas — On Thursday, team members with United Supermarkets joined with Lubbock Impact to donate food and time to serve the Lubbock community in honor of the late Rory Thomas, executive director of the organization.
Not only was Thomas a founding member of Lubbock Impact, but she was also responsible for expanding the services of the organization. She helped take it from humble beginnings as a soup kitchen to an organization that helped people with everything from medical care to clothing.
Donating meals for 260 families, Jason Pace, Lubbock Impact board president and United Supermarkets team member, said this was something the company wanted to do to remember Thomas. He said she was a very special member of the West Texas community.
“Rory was an unstoppable force for good in the community,” Pace said. “Lubbock Impact’s mission of transforming lives, renewing minds, and educating families was Rory’s vision. She cared deeply about not only meeting people’s needs but trying to help them find a better way forward. Rory is irreplaceable but Lubbock Impact will continue to try and point people towards faith in Jesus Christ by meeting their physical needs just as Rory did so elegantly for more than a decade. Rory’s unshakable faith was on display till the very end. She will be missed.”
The donation from United Supermarkets included reusable bags, enchilada casseroles, bags of salad/bottles of dressing and bags of deli tortilla chips for over 1500 people.