Our History

 1985 Fort Graham Baptist ChurchHarvey Hardisty
 1988 Storage building in Whitney Bill Wooten
 1993 Lake Whitney Barbers Terry Shoaff
 1996 Downtown Whitney Kristina Gilbert
 2003 Former bakery on Highway 22 Michelle Maynard
 2005   Charles Wickersham
  2006   Bobby (Jewel) Case
  2008   Garry Parvin
 2011   Diana VanWagner
 2018   Connie Stahl
 2019 New building on Sims Drive Connie Stahl

The Whitney Food Bank was established in 1985 at Fort Graham Baptist Church, with Harvey Hardisty serving as the first Director. Since then it has had many locations, and many directors who worked with an all-volunteer staff to provide food to families within the Lake Whitney area.

Our Daily Bread food bank location from 2003-2019

In 2003 the Food Bank moved to the location of a former bakery named "Our Daily Bread" and adopted that name. It remained there for 16 years, the longest period of time at any location. Longtime volunteers recall that one of the first years at that location, a woman came in to order her pies for the holidays thinking it was still a bakery.

City of Whitney Proclamation, 2006
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Mayor Gwen Evans of the City of Whitney in 2006 proclaimed May 11 "Our Daily Bread Food Bank Day", acknowledging the work that the Food Bank did to serve hundreds of people each month through generous donations from individuals, organizations, businesses and service clubs.

The Whitney Food Bank moved to its current location in 2019. This building was designed and built new specifically for the Food Bank and other functions of the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance.

Food Bank location since 2019