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After-school Meals Begin Jan. 13, 2014, at 17 Locations in Waco!

January 10th, 2014 No comments

Please download and print this flyer, and help us get the word out! CACFP flyer – site-specific

FREE MEALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS!

Free meals are available to ANY child ages 18 and under. No enrollment, ID, or proof of age required to participate.

South Waco Community Center, 2815 Speight Ave. M-F 4-6pm
Bledsoe-Miller Rec Center, 300 MLK Blvd. M-F 4-6pm
Dewey Community Center, 925 N. 9th St. M-F 4-6pm
Family of Faith WC, 2225 Cumberland Ave. M-TH 4 5:45pm
Red Oak Townhomes, 4510 S. 3rd St. M-F 4-6pm
Estella Maxey, 1809 JJ Flewellen M-TH 4-5:45pm
Good Samaritan Baptist, 1300 Faulkners Ln. M-TH 4-5:45pm
Victory in Praise, 1501 Maple M-TH 4-5:45pm
Brownfield Boys and Girls Club, 2700 N. 21st St. M-F 4-6pm
Youngblood Boys and Girls Club, 2020 Richter Ave. M-F 4-6pm

Waco Family YMCA, 6800 Harvey M-F 4-6pm
Doris Miller YMCA, 1020 Elm St. M-F 4-6pm
Mountainview Elementary, 5901 Bishop Dr. M-F 4-6pm
Crestview Elementary, 1120 New Rd. M-F 4-6pm
Alta Vista Elementary, 3637 Alta Vista M-F 4-6pm
Dean Highland Elementary, 3300 Maple Ave. M-F 4-6pm
Bells Hill Elementary, 2100 Ross Ave. M-F 4-6pm

Food on the Move is a federally funded child nutrition program that provides FREE afterschool meals in conjunction with educational enrichment activities! Meals are sponsored by CitySquare, a nonprofit organization based in Dallas, and funded by the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) through the US Department of Agriculture.

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Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry Dates for November Now Posted!

November 2nd, 2013 No comments

Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry

 

Please mark your calendars for every Second Saturday at Paul Quinn and every Third Tuesday at TSTC of each month to receive additional food. Please bring boxes.

 

2ND Saturday of Each Month

 

PAUL QUINN CAMPUS

1020 Elm Street

Waco, Texas 76701

SATURDAY, November 9th, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

3rd Tuesday of Each Month

 

TSTC Campus @ the Industrial Technology Center between Crest & Airline Drive

TUESDAY, November 19, 2013

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

A free community service brought to you by:

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Waco East Support Systems, Shepherd’s Heart and McLennan County Hunger Coalition

 

Fast of Caring Article in Waco Trib Today!

October 16th, 2013 No comments

Our 4th Annual Fast of Caring was featured in an editorial in the Waco Trib today. Check it out here: MCHC Trib Fast of Caring 10-16-13

The Fast of Caring is TODAY (10/16) from 12:15pm-12:45pm inside the Cooper Room at the Waco Chamber office at 101 S. 3rd Street. Speakers from MCHC, Talitha Koum, Texas Hunger Initiative and more will be on hand to increase awareness of hunger in our city, state, nation, and world.

Please spread the word! See ya there!

 

City, Waco schools to offer free dinners to local children

August 15th, 2013 No comments

Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:01 am ,   Updated: 2:27 am, Thu Aug 15, 2013 at WacoTrib.com

By REGINA DENNIS   rdennis@wacotrib.com                                                            

Waco Tribune-Herald                                     

Waco school and community sites soon will offer free dinners to local children during the school year in a joint effort to reduce childhood hunger.

The city of Waco received a $45,000 grant from the National League of Cities to create an afterschool full meal program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Waco was one of 15 cities nationally to receive funding from the organization’s Cities Combating Child Hunger Through Afterschool and Summer Meals Programs (CHAMPS) initiative.

Read the complete article online at http://www.wacotrib.com/news/education/city-waco-schools-to-offer-free-dinners-to-local-children/article_63bbdc0e-d16e-5032-8d59-d22a9b88e89a.html

UPDATED!!! NEW Pantry List Now Available

July 18th, 2013 No comments

 

Here is the most up-to-date list of pantries and feeding sites in Waco, Texas. They are listed by day of the week for your convenience. Sites that provide federal benefit assistance as well as rental and utility assistance or available at the bottom of the list. If your site is not listed, please contact us at foodoutreach@grandecom.net. Thank you!

Waco Food Pantries Distribution List

  Waco Food Pantries Distribution List

Monday                                         Location                                                            Time

Care Center -754-8923        3100 Trice Ave. (rear entrance)                  Pick up application

Caritas -753-4593                 300 S. 15th Street                                            8:00 am-4:00 pm

Church of the Open Door-799-2656     900 N. Loop 340                       10:00am-12:00pm

Operation Assist – 297-7801   400 So.4th Street                                       9:00am- 11:00am

Crestview Church of Christ-776-0711   7129 New Delhi Rd. (off Sanger)  Every 3 months- 8:30am-11:00am

Columbus Avenue Church-752-1655   1300 Columbus Ave.                  Call every 2nd Monday@ 8am

St. Francis Church-752-3254                301 Jefferson Ave.                       9:00am-11:00am

Salvation Army-756-7271                      4721 W. Waco Dr.                        8:30am-1:00pm

Brazos Meadows Baptist Church -666-7314     625 So. Hewitt Dr.       7:30pm-8:30pm

Tuesday

Care Center -754-8923           3100 Trice Ave. (rear entrance)              Pick up application

Caritas -753-4593                    300 So.15th St.                                            8:00 am-4:00 pm

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry-754-4248   3300 North 22nd St.            10:00 am-12:00 pm (1st   40)

Wheels of Sharing Mobile Pantry (MART)  123 East Texas Ave.    1st Tuesday of each month 10-12 pm

Wheels of Sharing Mobile Pantry (WACO)       TSTC Campus    3rd Tuesday of each month 11-1 pm

Hands of Mercy-752-2293     3301 Clay Ave.                                                   3rd Tuesday of each month 2-5 pm

Operation Assist – 297-7801   400 So.4th St.                                             9:00 am- 11:00 am

Salvation Army-76-7271        4721 W. Waco Dr.                                        8:30 am-1:00 pm

Wednesday

Caritas -753-4593                     300 So.15th St.                                             8:00 am-4:00 pm

St. Francis Church-752-3254   301 Jefferson Ave                                     9:00 am-11:00 am

Church of the Open Door-799-2656  900 No. Loop 340                        10:00 am-12:00 pm

Care Center -754-8923            3100 Trice Ave. (rear entrance)             Pick up application

Bellmead  Calvary  Baptist-799-0229  910 East Loop 340                     4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

     *Service only residents in these zip codes:  76704, 76705, 76640, 76624, & 76684. Call for additional information.

First Baptist Church (GHOLSON) 829-2321  228 Wildcat Circle, Gholson Rd.  Wed. Night 6:30-7:30 pm (appt.only)

*Services provided for these areas only: West, Ross, Chalk Bluff, Aquilla

Victorious Life Church-662-5552     7459 S. Hwy I-35 Robinson          5:30- 6:30 pm

Salvation Army-756-7271                   4721 Waco Dr.                                 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Northside  Church of Christ               2500 Parrish                                    3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday

Care Center -754-8923                3100 Trice Ave. (rear entrance)          Pick up application

Caritas -753-4593                         300 So.15th St.                                        8:00 am-4:00 pm

Crestview Church of Christ-776-0711  7129 New Delhi Rd. (off Sanger)  every 3 months 8:30 am-11am

Operation Assist – 297-7801      400 So.4th St.                                          9:00 am- 11:00 am

Lake Shore Baptist-772-2910     5801 Bishop Dr.                                     Every 2 wks. 8:30 am-11:30 am

Shepherd’s Heart-722-9217       1401 No.34th St.                                       3:00-6:00 pm

  • Shepherd Heart will continue to open every Thursday and the 2Nd Saturday of each month to serve the community. You will be allowed to come twice a month to receive food. You have the option to pick any Thursday or the 2nd Saturday.

Antioch Community Church-754-0386    505 North 20th St.                  4:00-6:00 pm

Salvation Army-756-7271           4721 W. Waco Dr.                                     8:30am-1:00pm

Just As I Am-235-4009               610 Rotan                                                   1st&4th Thurs of each month 9 am -12 pm

Living Word COGIC-799-3796  1005 Dunbar Street                                  2nd & 4th Thurs 2 pm-4 pm

Friday

Caritas -753-4593                         300 So.15th St.                                            8:00 am-4:00 pm

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry-754-4248   3300 North 22nd St.                10:00 am-12:00 pm (1st   40)

Salvation Army-756-7271            4721 W. Waco Drive                                 8:30-1:00 pm

Carver Park Baptist Church-799-2766  1020 E. Herring Ave.                  1st & 3rd Friday-10 am-12:00 pm

2nd Missionary Baptist Church-799-6300   2001 Dallas Street                2nd & 4th Friday-10 am- 12:00

Saturday

Wheels of Sharing Mobile Pantry (WACO) 1020 Elm St. (Paul Quinn Campus)  2nd Saturday of each month 10-12pm

Sunday

Victorious Life Church-662-5552   7459 S. Hwy I-35 Robinson            12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

 Waco Feeding Sites Distribution List

Antioch Community Church-754-0386   505 North 20th St.          Friday’s 6:30pm

First Lutheran Church 752-4583              1008 Jefferson Ave.       Wednesday’s 5:30pm & Friday mornings 6:30am

Gospel Café- 753-5916                                825 South 10th St.           Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 11:30-1:30pm

Meyer Center                                                1226 Washington Ave.   Monday – Thursday & Saturday 6:30am

Salvation Army Community Kitchen       500 South 4th Street      Monday-Sunday Lunch 11:30am Dinner 5:30pm

Salvation Army Mobile Canteen               Every Tuesday @noon at Independent Center –Austin Avenue and

12:30 pm at the Brazos River (Downtown Waco Farmers Market Location)

Grace Temple Baptist Church                   3825 Bosque Blvd.          Wednesday evenings Dinner 5:30pm

Acts Christian Fellowship Church            13th  and Mary St.             Sunday evenings Dinner 5:00pm

 

Federal Benefits Assistance Sites

Texas Health & Human Services -211      612 Austin Avenue           Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

HELPINGS: SNAP Outreach Program-753-3545   300 South 15th Street Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Noah’s Heart – 235-0355                          1401 No.34th Street           Each Thursday evening 3:00pm-6:00pm

Noah’s Heart – 235-0355                         1401 No.34th Street            Each 2ND Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm

St. Luke’s AME Church – 752-502         117 East Church St.            Call for appointment for Resource Center

Veteran’s One Stop Center-297-7171     2220 Austin Avenue           Tuesday’s only 8:30am-12:30pm

 

*You can also apply for federal benefits on-line at the Helpings Snap Outreach Program, and at our Texas Health & Human Service office, or at the www.yourtexasbenefits.com website.

 Utilities/Rent/ Assistance Sites

Salvation Army-756-7271                   4271 West Waco Dr.      Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm (UTILITIES/RENT)

Caritas of Waco- 753-4593                 300 South 15th St          Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm   (Must call first) 

EOAC -756-0954                                  512 Franklin Ave.         Monday- Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm (Must call &fill out Application prior to appointment). 

Legal Assistance Sites

 Lone Star Legal Aid- 756-7944      900 Austin Avenue, 7th Floor       Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Mission Waco Legal Services-296-9866  1226 Washington Ave.        Call for appointment

June MCHC Meeting TOMORROW

June 12th, 2013 No comments

Greetings, Hunger Advocates!

Join us tomorrow, June 13, 2013, for our next McLennan County Hunger Coalition meeting!

Where: Caritas of Waco (300 S. 15th, Waco)

When: 11:45am. Lunch is provided, and donations are accepted.

A special committee meeting for the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will follow the meeting. ALL ARE WELCOME! To learn more about the week, click here:  http://nationalhomeless.org/projects/awareness/index.html

See you tomorrow!

MCHC

 

On Tuesday, October 16th, Let’s NOT do lunch: Fast of Caring 2012

October 3rd, 2012 No comments

Sacrifice just one meal

Most of us have never missed a meal due to famine or poverty. The McLennan County Hunger Coalition (MCHC) is sponsoring their 3rd annual Fast of Caring on Tuesday, October 16—World Food Day. The Hunger Coalition would like to encourage everyone to participate by sacrificing their midday meal on October 16 in order to experience, first-hand, the feeling of hunger. The event is simple but powerful in its potential to focus upon our own blessings and the needs of others, locally and globally. A short ceremony will be held on October 16th, at The Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry at1401 North 34th Street in Waco from 12:15 to 12:45 for participants from various companies, churches and organizations.  We will also take this opportunity to honor people in our community to who are working to alleviate hunger and poverty both here and around the world.

 

Your donations at work in the community

Participants are encouraged to donate the cost of the lunch they will be missing (approximately $7.50). Donations are strictly voluntary and it is not necessary to participate in the fast. All funds donated through the McLennan County Hunger Coalition will go to help fund the efforts of various food pantries and hunger ministries in Waco.

 

Needed: One contact person to represent your local business

We appreciate all that you do to help to fight hunger in our own community and hope that you can find one person in your organization to help spread the word about the Fast of Caring in your business. Please find enclosed a company registration form.  Please let us know if you will participate and if you plan on joining us at Shepherd’s Heart. Your contact person will spread the word at your organization, collect from those who would like to donate, and be responsible to keep record of contributions.  Brett Case, MCHC VISTA, will pick up the donations on Monday, October 18th or you may bring them to Friday’s ceremony.

 

Please call or e-mail Kenneth Moerbe or Brett Case to let us know if your organization plans on participating.

 

Kenneth Moerbe                                                                        Brett Case

McLennan County Hunger Coalition Chair Person                  McLennan County Hunger Coalition VISTA

254- 715-0143                                                                            254-224-8486

email: kpmoerbe@grandecom.net                                     email: vista@mclennanhunger.org

Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk

September 14th, 2012 No comments

 

The Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 200 Walkers and hopes to raise $5,000.00 to help stop hunger and poverty in the Waco community and around the world. A portion of the funds from the walk will go to Caritas of Waco. Last year, some 80 walkers braved the drought-breaking rain to raise more than $4,000 in the local CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s walk will take place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, at Bledsoe Miller Park (300 Martin Luther King Blvd.) Registration will begin at 2:00 and the walk will begin at 3:00. CROP Hunger Walks are held in more than 2,000 cities in the United States, all during the year, involving hundreds of faith communities. With the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time,” walkers proclaim their solidarity with the millions of people around the world who have to walk long distances to find food and water—as well as with the millions of people served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites in our own country.  A portion of the funds from every CROP Hunger Walk goes to a local agency that serves hungry people. The local recipient for this year’s walk is Caritas of Waco.

Participants in the CROP hunger walk recruit friends and members of their congregations to sponsor them as they walk. Registration and preliminary activities begin at 2:00 pm and participants will start walking at 3:00. The 5K route goes from Bledsoe-Miller Park (300 Martin Luther King Blvd), up the Brazos River Walk to the Herring Avenue bridge and across, down through the Pecan Bottoms of Cameron Park along University Parks Drive to the Washington Street bridge, and back to Bledsoe-Miller Park. For those who don’t think they can walk for five kilometers (3.2 miles), there is a “Golden Mile” route. Fun prizes will be awarded to various walkers—including for Best Costume.

For more information about the Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk, contact Katie Cook at Seeds of Hope 254/755-7745 or email seedseditor@clearwire.net.

2012CROP flyer2