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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2016
CONTACT: Robert Gager (230-7393) or Buddy Edwards (753-4593/722-7698)
“SPRING ONTO SUMMER FOOD DRIVE TO HELP PANTRIES FEED KIDS”
In order to help deal with the serious problem of child hunger in McLennan County which worsens in the summer when many children are home from school and cannot receive free, nutritional meals provided in schools, a special spring food drive is being conducted. The sixth annual “Spring Onto Summer Food Drive,” which will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016, is designed to help local food pantries better meet the increased demand for supplemental food that is expected during the summer—a time when there is also a decrease in food and monetary donations to these organizations.
Pantries to receive food donated through this drive are: Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantries in Waco and Robinson, Salvation Army, Lake Shore Baptist Church, and Caritas of Waco.
When school is out, families in need have more mouths to feed at home, so the demand for food is greater at local pantries. The community is being asked to help restock the shelves of these local pantries and assist them in caring for people in need.
Individuals are encouraged to make donations of food on April 9th between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at one of the following locations:
- Wal-Mart, 1521 N IH-35, Bellmead
- Wal-Mart, 600 S. Hewitt Dr., Hewitt
- Wal-Mart, 4320 Franklin, Waco
- Sam’s Club, 2301 E. Waco Drive, Bellmead
- Donations may be made on April 8th (not the 9th) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brookshire’s Food Store, 100 Peplow St., Robinson
Volunteers will be handing out lists of needed food items and encouraging shoppers to purchase such items while in the store and to place this food in specially-marked containers before leaving. Among needed food items are canned meats, canned vegetables, cereals, baby food, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, dry beans, rice, corn meal and pasta/sauces. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
Walmart and Sam’s Club, KXXV-TV–Channel 25, and Grande Communications are serving as corporate sponsors for the drive.
The summer months are upon us! And, with 85% of children in Waco ISD receiving free or reduced lunch during the school year, great care has been taken to make sure all children in the area who are 18 years and under receive adequate food during the time school is out. We’ve included links below to all site lists for Waco and McLennan County. Please download and share!
Please remember that ALL sites are FREE for children 18 years and under.
Waco ISD Sites: Waco ISD 2015 Sites – updated 6-15-15
Meals on the Bus Sites: Meals on the Bus Flyer 2015
La Vega ISD Summer Meals Sites: La Vega ISD Free Summer Meals 2015
Connally ISD Summer Meals Sites:Connally ISD 2015_bilingual
Moody ISD Summer Meals Sites: Moody ISD – Summer Feeding 2015
CitySquare Sites: CitySquare SFSP sites 2015
To find a free summer meals site near you, you may also dial 211, and a person will be there to assist you.
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.
In addition to the already great services we have in Waco, additional food distribution sites are available this weekend and next to help end hunger in McLennan County. Please share this information and get the word out to our citizens!
Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry http://www.shepherdsheartpantry.org Located at 34th and Bosque in Waco. Walk-in pantry open THIS SATURDAY, 1/11, from 10am-12pm.
Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Site THIS SATURDAY, 1/11, at the old Paul Quinn Campus (1020 Elm, Waco) from 10am-12pm
Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Site TUESDAY, 1/14, at Crest Dr. and Airline Dr. (Industrial Technology Center Parking Lot) on the TSTC Campus. 11am-1pm.
Thank you for all of the volunteers who put these sites together and work so hard to end hunger in Central Texas!
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
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!