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Corporate sponsors, local churches, individual donations and volunteers make this event possible.
Back to School Extravaganza is this Tuesday, August 8th.

You Can ensure No Child is Left Out

Help local students start the new school year with confidence and the essential classroom supplies!  Sponsors, donors, and volunteers help provide the required school supplies to 1,250 students who are most in need during our annual Back to School Extravaganza on August 8th. 

How you can help:

  • Organize a drive or donate supplies directly to our offices.

Download entire Toolkit here
Print flier in 8.5x11 or 11x17

  • Sponsor a child – $40 provides supplies, a new backpack, and uniform for one child and $400 provides for 10 children.

  • Volunteer – sort donated supplies in August or help distribute during the 2017 Back to School Extravaganza

The expense of buying these items can exceed the budget of low-income families who struggle to afford them. Registration is now open to young participants to receive free school supplies and thereby freeing up the families critical expenses.
 

For other sponsorship opportunities please email Nicole Newkham or call (972) 446-2129.

How Many Kids Will You Feed this Summer?

When school ends in May so do the healthy breakfast and lunches that students in our community rely on. This unwelcome change for some students can be a tough one from their regular school breakfasts and lunches during the school year.

From June 10 to August 5, Metrocrest Services will distribute nutritious easy-to-prepare breakfast, lunch, and snacks to area youngsters. In 2016, Metrocrest Services distributed 143,440 meals through Sack Summer Hunger.

Just $54 feeds one child for the entire summer -- which is truly the hungriest season for a child. 
 


Metrocest Services CEO, Tracy Eubanks, and families describe the impact Sack Summer Hunger will have this summer, watch here

Interested in volunteering? Learn more

Sack Summer Hunger sponsorships are available.
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.

Gloria Campos, retired WFAA-TV News Anchor, will return as emcee for the 2017 Seasons of Service.

5th Annual Seasons of Service Luncheon

Save the date to join Metrocrest Services and Seasons of Service event chairs, Beccy and Bennett Ratliff as we celebrate the power of volunteerism.

Monday, October 16, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Courtyard Marriott Carrollton Conference Center

1201 Raiford Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Email Mike Harris or call (972) 466-2130 for more information.

Proceeds support programs provided by Metrocrest Services for families and seniors in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and the City of Dallas in Denton County.

2016 Season of Service Honorees:
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Judy Bader, Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, Marty Robinson, Lois Lescovitz, Coppell Cares (part of FUMC-Coppell), and Frost Bank.

View last year's Honoree videos, here.

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Volunteer and donors made our holiday distribution a community event!

2016 Holiday Program Reached 963 Families

Nonperishable foods, unwrapped toys, new (or newly cleaned) coats, and gift cards were provided to area families in December through a large-scale community effort of donation drives, volunteers and local support from individuals and groups.

Each family registered to participate also received an ample box of food (more than just a single meal) based on size of family, plus each parent selected gifts for each of their children. 
  • 963 families participated
  • 1,448 boxes of food provided
  • 2,691 kids received toys (including 324 who received bicycles)

Donors and volunteers from throughout the community helped us distribute baskets filled with food, household supplies and gift cards to area seniors.

To discuss opportunities for your company or group to get involved in the 2017 holiday program, contact Nicole Newkham or call 972-446-2129.

All donations benefit local families and individuals.

More Than a Meal: Food Provided to 850 Families at Thanksgiving

This annual large-scale food distribution was held the week before Thanksgiving and was made possible because of donors and volunteers and partner churches and businesses. Registered participants received a supply of food, based on family size, to provide a week's worth of meals. 

Plan ahead for the 2017 Thanksgiving program. We offer a variety of options for businesses, churches, schools and other groups to help us feed area families. Check out these options for donating food for Thanksgiving. Pick the one that suits you, or your group, best. 

Conducting a donation drive? Print signs for your collection boxes:
For corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Newkham

Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk

The 2016 two-mile walk was held September 17th to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and on a local level. A portion of the proceeds from the Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk benefit the Metrocrest Services food pantry. 

This annual event is open to individuals and groups.

KeyHolder Breakfast: Our Biggest Fundraiser

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is the annual Metrocrest Services Keyholder Breakfast. 

Last year, event sponsors and attendees generated over $110,000 to support Metrocrest Services programs that benefit area families and seniors throughout the year. 

Need a reason to get involved? Listen as clients Samantha, Claudia, and Rhonda share their stories. (video)