‘Recipe for change:’ A mission to make a difference | KAMR

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A woman’s mission trip to Ukraine in 2013 has turned into a mission to make a difference.

Glenda Moore has been serving sweets in the hope of giving hope to people in the Ukraine. It’s that recipe for change that she’ll find at Amarillo’s Kind House Ukraine Bakery.

Amarillo is more than 5,000 miles from Ukraine, but Glenda Moore became a change agent after her first visit in 2013. Moore left with her daughter, Faith, for Ukraine to work with children at an orphanage. She said that was when God planted the seed.

“I came home and I said, Mom, I really feel called to do this,” Moore said. “I don’t know why, but I feel really called to be a part of this. And mom said, “You’re going to learn to bake.”

Glenda Moore’s mother, Sue Hobson, taught her how to bake, and in doing so, she learned a new way to love people.

That was almost 10 years ago. A lot has changed since then.

In 2018, Moore began accepting volunteers to help with the growing orders for cakes, bread, and cinnamon rolls.

“I had a humbling experience from God,” Moore said. “You need to allow other people to help. That was very difficult for me. I really struggled with it because they’re going to come here and see all my flaws. They are going to see that I bake like a Tasmanian devil”.

Orders poured in and volunteers began to show up. The response was so great that Moore retired from her full-time job at AISD in 2020.

“She had a lot of faith to quit her full-time job and make her nonprofit her full-time job,” said Laura Fox, one of the more than 80 volunteers. “That made a big impression on me.”

People like Laura began to appear and also the donors.

“We put a list on the Internet,” volunteer Terri Kitts said. “We can go out in an hour or two later and the porch is full of food from all of our donors.”

Glenda Moore calls those porch gifts.

“They want to be a part of this. So I kept asking and people kept giving. It’s amazing.”

Volunteers and donors, turning the dough into dollars and creating hope and help for the people of Ukraine.

“I know we heat hundreds of homes,” Moore said. “In the war zone, there were a number of women who had poor eyesight and were going blind, and we were able to help them keep their sight.”

Half a world away there are bombs. Here in the High Plains, there is hope thanks to Glenda Moore’s recipe for change.

“Love. That’s it,” Moore said when asked about her secret ingredient. “We just need to love everyone.”

That love is growing and so is the need for more space.

Moore said they were breaking the seams inside the kitchen of his house. His dream was to open a store. That dream is now a reality.

On Saturday, November 19, Glenda Moore opened the doors of the new Kind House Ukraine Bakery at 4716 S. Western.

“This bakery is not Glenda Moore’s bakery,” Moore said. “This is our community bakery. This is Kind House and we all do Kind House together.”

Love is also spreading. Satellite stores are springing up in Ft. Worth, Princeton and the Woodlands.

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