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MFB Texas blessed by visit from Opal Lee

When you hear the name Opal Lee, especially in Texas, you pay attention. Opal has a way of making things happen through her humanitarian spirit and vision of making the world a better place for everyone.

Opal is known as the grandmother of Juneteenth and her famous walk from Ft. Worth to Washington D.C. to campaign to make it a national holiday. At 96 years old, she has lived through the Great Depression, WWII, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Opal continues to look around to see how she can lend a hand in her community. One of the ways she does that is through an organization called Unity Unlimited.
Unity Unlimited food box
Midwest Food Bank Texas received a call from Unity Unlimited requesting food for an upcoming mobile food event. MFB Operations Manager Chris Lee not only wanted to provide the food but wanted to give Unity Unlimited the chance to come to the warehouse and help pack the food boxes.

The group of volunteers packed 400 boxes on a Friday that were distributed at an event the next day in North Richland Hills. The event also included health screenings and a job fair. Chris delivered the food to the event.

"The Unity Unlimited volunteers said the highlight was coming to the warehouse and packing the boxes," says Chris. "They also noticed the efficiency of how MFB operates."

He also had the opportunity to meet Opal and thank her for her life's work.

"Getting to meet Opal in person was amazing. She is humble and thankful for what MFB did for the event," says Chris. "I was able to pray with her and for her."

Unity Unlimited is a non-profit managed by volunteers. It provides educational activities and resources to all ages to foster unity and harmony in their community, city, and state regardless of race, culture, and denomination. They also coordinate Juneteenth activities. Opal Lee serves on the board. 

Opal Lee with MFB Texas Operations Manager Chris Lee
Unity Unlimited volunteer group
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