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Seasons of Service

Celebrating the Power of Volunteerism

Join Metrocrest Services as we honor individuals and groups dedicated to their community involvement at the 6th Annual Seasons of Service Luncheon.

Monday, October 15
11:30 am – 1 pm

Courtyard Marriott, Carrollton Conference Center
1201 Raiford Rd, Carrollton, Texas 75006

Congratulations to this year’s honorees: First Christian Church, Judy Holleman, SAGE, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, and Tony Waterbury. See honoree profiles.

These individuals have made a significant difference in the lives of those in our community through their volunteer efforts. Congratulations to past honorees. Hear some of their stories here.


Thank you to sponsors!


Presented by the



Action Sponsors:

    

 







Service Sponsors:

 

Paul & Mary Joiner

     

Advocacy Sponsors:

City of Carrollton Liberty Captial Bank Town of Addison
City of Coppell PlainsCapital Bank TeksInc.
City of Farmers Branch Southwest Airlines Western Extrusions
Carrollton Host Lions Club St. Matthias' Anglican Church Brookhaven College
In Honor of Metrocrest Services Volunteers Sam Pack's Five Star Ford  

CROP Hunger Walk

The 2018 Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk on Saturday, October 13, 2018 raises awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and on a local level. A portion of the proceeds from the 2-mile Walk benefit the Metrocrest Services Food Pantry: register as walker or see what team is leading.
 
CROP Hunger Walks is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations and groups to raise funds and end hunger at home, and around the world.

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 2018 Thanksgiving program. We offer a variety of options for businesses, churches, schools and other groups to help feed area families.

Options for donating Thanksgiving food

For more information on how to get involved please email Bev Grimley or call (972) 446-2100.
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.

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. 

Help purchase food and toy items through a virtual drive that encourages online donations. Donate now

Last year, Metrocrest Services provided food, toys, and gifts to over 4,500 individuals, including children and seniors.

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.
In addition to the supplies, they also received a backpack, shoes, eyeglasses, haircuts, and uniforms.

Back-to-School Supplies

What a great start to the 2018-2019 school year for many of the kiddos in our community! Because of generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers, 1,378 students started off the year with the essential school supplies needed to make them feel more confident and successful in the classroom.
  
Thank you to the 538 volunteers who gave 1,241 hours of their time to make this event possible. We truly appreciate the community coming together when we really needed you the most! Thank you again for making this an A+ year for the 563 families you've helped.

Sack Summer Hunger

This summer, with community support, we helped feed 1,587 children with breakfast, lunch, and snack through our Sack Summer Hunger programs that were delivered every Saturday during the 9-week program.
 
We distributed 11,399 bags of food – creating 113,990 meals - that kept children from low-income families fed who otherwise received a free or reduced priced meal throughout the school year.
 
Programs like these would not be possible without the support of donors, church groups, and volunteers who continuously help building a stronger community stronger - we can't thank you enough!