You have an opportunity to contribute to the McLennan County Hunger Coalition’s Food Rescue Efforts and all it takes to get started, and begin this process is to take a basic food handler’s course for food handling certification. This course only costs $20 (and the coalition is willing to pay half the cost on a needs basis evaluation).

This course is available to take every week on the following dates and times:

Monday mornings from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Wednesday afternoons from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.

Wednesday evenings from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Thursday afternoons from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.

The course is held at the following location:

Waco-McLennan County Public Health District

225 W. Waco Drive | Waco, Texas 76707

Please visit for directions.

Arrangements to take this course should be made at least one day in advance by calling 254-750-5464. The course will only take 2 hours to complete, and there is no testing after completion.

Please call us at 254-753-3545 or e-mail for more information on this opportunity and to arrange future food rescue efforts with the coalition following your certification.

Let Us Know How you May Help: