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Sack Summer Hunger is a Metrocrest Services program, in conjunction with local churches and supporters, that distributes weekly sacks of nutritious easy-to-prepare foods to area youngsters during their nine weeks of summer.

How Many Kids Will You Feed this Summer?

For most kids, summer means fun, a little freedom, and spending time with friends.

Unfortunately, not every child is so lucky. Summertime can also mean going hungry when a child relies on the free or reduced breakfast and lunch provided at school. When a school no longer offers these needed meals, how can the community step in and get involved in finding a solution? What are some ways we can make a real difference in the life of a child who’s simply looking for their next meal?

Join Metrocrest Services in helping Sack Summer Hunger. 

Thanks to Metrocrest’s Sack Summer Hunger program, local families can have peace of mind in knowing there will be food on the table for their children. This summer, the program will feed over 1,800 children and we can't do it without you. With your support, you are helping end childhood hunger in our community. 

Donate
Every dollar you give provides one meal to children in our community. $54 feeds one child for the entire summer.

Start Your Own Fundraiser
Inspire others to give directly through Facebook. You can now set up individual fundraising pages to collect donations and encourage others to get involved.

Volunteer
Help assemble meal bags that families will receive. Coordinate pick ups, help distribute to families through our pick up station or deliver the bags to families.

These students need your help and you can make a difference by providing them with supplies for a great start for the school year.

Back-To-School Supplies

We usually start the Back-To-School program with left-over supplies from the previous year.

However, last September we sent all remaining school supplies to the Houston area to help the students affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those supplies went to many students in need, but now we are starting with zero supplies for the upcoming school year. So, we need YOUR help to make sure our local kiddos go to school this year with supplies needed to be successful.

While the deadline for school supply donations is July 27th, we encourage you and your team to do a school supply drive early this year and drop them off as soon as possible!

Here’s how you can help:

Donate school supplies or organize a drive
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Sponsor a child
$40 provides supplies, a new backpack, and uniform for one child and $400 provides for 10 children. Give now

Volunteer
Sort donated supplies or help on distribution day

Volunteers provide one-on-one assistance to senior Eat Smart, Live Strong participants.

Eat Smart, Live Strong monthly food for seniors

For over 100 low-income seniors who qualify for People and Nutrition (PAN boxes filled with federal commodity foods), our Eat Smart, Live Strong is growing in popularity.  With support from program sponsors we provide participants additional fresh produce and healthy foods on their monthly distribution day.

Eat Smart, Live Strong groceries include items such as sweet potatoes, fresh oranges and apples or canned peaches. Once a month participants arrive on their own at our food pantry or may request rides through our transportation service. Pantry volunteers not only assist seniors as they select their items but carry selections to their car or van.

Sponsors are needed to underwrite program costs! Join former sponsors Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Carrollton, PlainsCapital, Purdy-McGuire, Hilton Worldwide and Research Across America in supporting healthy eating for seniors.

View details about sponsorships of Eat Smart, Live Strong distributions, or contact Tracy Eubanks at 972-446-2101.

2018 Keyholder Breakfast 

The lasting impact to give hope to local families in need started the day at the 13th Annual Keyholder Breakfast presented by Grant Thornton where nearly 500 seats filled the Crowne Plaza Dallas, near Galleria Addison on March 29th. 
 
By attending this event, you’re making it possible for us to continue our mission of helping individuals in the midst of crisis and life’s challenging moments. Thank you to all our sponsors and ticket holders.

For event photos visit www.mortonvisuals.com




Brass Sponsors:
  • aPerfectFOTO
  • Brain Change 101
  • Carrollton Host Lions Club
  • Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
  • Mary Jo Cater 
  • City of Dallas
  • City of Carrollton
  • City of Coppell
  • City of Farmers Branch
  • Coppell ISD
  • Paul & Mary Joiner
  • J. ReneéGroup
  • Liberty Capital Bank
  • Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
  • Metrocrest Hospital Authority
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Parks Coffee
  • The Ratliff Group
  • Neil & Eileen Resnik
  • Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch
  • PlainsCapitalBank
  • Southwest Airlines
  • TeksInc
  • Town of Addison
  • Ron & Donna Whitehead
  • Women for Addison
Bronze Sponsors: Keyholder Sponsors:
  • BB&T
  • Bobby Fletcher, Realtor
  • Brookhaven College
  • Direct Energy
  • Edward Jones Investments, Lucy Gore
  • Frosted Insanity
  • Groves Electric
  • Knights of Columbus - Council 5052
  • Craig & Mary Lovell
  • Mobility Credit Union
  • North Dallas Bank & Trust Co.
  • Oncor
  • Pioneer Bank
  • Raymond Construction
  • Jack & Laura Stotz
  • ValwoodImprovement Authority
  • AAA-Texas
  • Allegra
  • Coppell Realty
  • Faith United Presbyterian Church
  • Barbara Glass
  • Dianne Fletcher
  • Jim & Sue Jackson
  • Kwik KarLube & Auto Repair – Marsh Ln
  • John & Lana Mayer
  • MN HR Consulting
  • State Farm Insurance, David Loerwald
  • St. Ann Catholic Parish
  • Mark Sutherland PC
  • Waste Management

 
For sponsorship information please contact Mike Harris, Development Manager, at (972) 446-2130.
Last year, Metrocrest Services provided food, toys, and gifts to over 4,500 individuals, including children and seniors. We need your help to do this again.

Brighten the holidays for local families & seniors

For many families the holidays can be a difficult time of year, buying gifts and putting extra food on the table is simply not possible. Some families are worrying about more important things, like how they will keep their lights on, or where their next meal will come from.
 
As we prepare for our final distribution of the year, we ask for your support of food, toys, and coats donations. This is a community-wide effort, supported by generous donors and volunteers who help through local business, church, and individual contributions. 

Are you ready to plan your holiday drive? Here's what you'll need to make your drive a success:
If collection drives seem too challenging, let us do the shopping! Help purchase food and toy items through a virtual drive that encourages online donations. Donate now

More Than a Meal: Thanksgiving

This large-scale food distribution is held the week before Thanksgiving where each family will receive an ample food box based on family size. 
 
Plan ahead for the 2017 Thanksgiving program. We offer a variety of options for businesses, churches, schools and other groups to help feed area families.

Check out these options for donating food for Thanksgiving.

For more information on how to get involved with our Thanksgiving and Holiday Program email Nicole Newkham or call (972) 446-2129.

Seasons of Service

Metrocrest Services celebrated the power of volunteerism by honoring eight individuals and groups dedicated to community involvement at the 5th Annual Seasons of Service Luncheon on October 16th. These individuals have made a significate difference in the lives of those in our community through their volunteer efforts.

Congratulations to 2017’s Honorees: Beal Bank, J. Reneé Group, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Tom Holden, Marilyn Horton, Paula Jandura, Louis McGee, and MONI Smart Security. 
See All Honoree Profiles »

CROP Hunger Walk

The 2017 Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk raised awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and on a local level.

A portion of the proceeds from the 2-mile CROP Hunger Walk will benefit the Metrocrest Services Food Pantry. 

CROP Hunger Walks is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups used to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

For event photos, click here.