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Metrocrest Social Services

Be a Sponsor

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

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. 

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.
We would like to thank event co-chairs Beccy & Bennett Ratliff, event emcee retired WFAA-TV News Anchor Gloria Campos, Dave Tanner who provided musical entertainment and aPerfectFOTO for the great pictures.

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 »
 

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.

Ensure No Child is Left Out

Help local students start the new school year with confidence and the essential classroom supplies! In 2017 sponsors, donors, and volunteers help provide the required school supplies to 1,316 students who are most in need during our annual Back to School Extravaganza on August 8.

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.

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.

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.

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.