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.
This summer Metrocrest Services will distribute nutritious easy-to-prepare breakfast, lunch, and snacks to area youngsters. In 2017, Metrocrest Services distributed 157,800 meals through Sack Summer Hunger.
Just $54 feeds one child for the entire summer -- which is truly the hungriest season for a child.
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.
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.