Jenks Oklahoma, 1955
8 year old Alex Horton is on his way to Dad's grocery store (lower left in photo). His job for today is to sweep up around the meat market but,in reality, he is on forward reconnaissance of an opportunity – Dad's ice cream freezer is down, again (yes!) – and if confirmed he and his friends will be eating Meadow Gold 3oz ice cream cups for the rest of the day. This, of course, is an emergency, forget the sweep up.

Bedford Texas, April 2012
Today, 65 year old Alex Horton is a volunteer for 6 Stones and is dealing with another issue concerning frozen food & refrigerated food storage in that it is almost totally non existent in our warehouse and much needed.

After a 40 year career in the grocery products industry, Alex knows that there are many opportunities to secure donated grocery products if 6 Stones has the logistical assets (warehouse space, cold storage & transportation) to store the product and meet all regulations for food safety. To effectively solicit these food donations a non profit must be able to convince very large well known companies that 6 Stones will handle their food donations promptly, on a consistent basis all year and with food safety as a priority.  And, it would be nice to get credit for their donation as corporate outreach in the community.

The current fund raising effort is in support for our most immediate need which is frozen & refrigerated food cold storage in a size that allows 6 Stones to accept truckload (24 pallets) quantities – 500 square feet each of two cold storage units.

Questions: email Alex or look in the warehouse – he'll be there sweeping up, unless of course, there's ice cream needing attention.



  1. Susan on May 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Best Story Award! More from Alex!

    • Alex Horton on May 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm


      Thank you for your ongoing support.

  2. Tony Saladino on May 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Good work Alex, and to all of you who work at 6 Stones. I hope the new cooler will allow you to do an even better job for all of the children and families 6 Stones helps.

  3. Elisabeh Stevens on May 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Super cool story! Let’s have some more. Hope you get the cooler soon so you can help even more people in the community. Keep up the good work!

    • Alex Horton on May 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you for all of your support!

  4. Julie Mullenix on June 6, 2012 at 8:43 am

    What great work you are doing for the community Alex..hopeful that you get your cooler soon!

  5. Kim Gideon on June 9, 2012 at 11:51 am

    We are looking for a grant for this! Wish us luck!

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