S.O.S (Spring Onto Summer) Food Drive

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This year’s S.O.S. (Spring Onto Summer) Food Drive is Saturday, April 12, 2014!

Our local pantries are hit hardest during the summer months. Children, who normally eat at school, or now home. Families are finding it harder and harder to provide nutritious food. Please help us keep the shelves stocked this summer! All donations benefit our local food pantries.

Thank you so Grande Communications and KXXV Channel 25 for your ongoing support!

Join us on Saturday, April 12 at the following locations!

Wal-Mart Stores in Bellmead, Waco, and Hewitt
Sam’s Club
Brookshire’s Food Store, Robinson
United Super Food Store, Hewitt

Thank you to KXXV Channel 25 for our PSA!

SOS Food Drive 2014 Vimeo from KXXV Media Services on Vimeo.

SOS Food Drive 2014 Spanish from KXXV Media Services on Vimeo.





Here are the totals for the 2012 SOS food drive

Spring Onto Summer Food Drive – April 27, 2012
Location Currency Checks Coins Total Food # per $ Total Food #/$ Equivalent Actual Food # Collected Grand Total Pounds
Walmart I-35 $465.00 $0.00 $24.13 $489.13 2.50 1,223 1,377 2,600
Walmart Hewitt $491.00 $0.00 $12.69 $503.69 2.50 1,259 1,653 2,912
Walmart Franklin $593.00 $0.00 $21.21 $614.21 2.50 1,536 1,541 3,077
Walmart Total $1,549.00 $0.00 $58.03 $1,607.03 2.50 4,018 4,571 8,589
Sams $123.00 $0.00 $2.00 $125.00 2.50 313 803 1,116
Brookshires $176.00 $0.00 $2.86 $178.86 2.50 447 1,281 1,728
Grande Comm $34.00 $115.00 $2.20 $151.20 2.50 378 1,341 1,719
Channel 25 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 2.50 0 805 805
McLennan Cty Health $50.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50.00 2.50 125 276 401
Totals $1,932.00 $115.00 $65.09 $2,112.09 5,281 9,077 14,358









S.O.S or (Spring Onto Summer) is a food drive aimed at supplying  food pantries with resources during the summer months when the need for food is much greater.

Food Pantries struggle to keep up with the demands of their clients during the summer because more kids are on break from school.  When schools are closed during the summer many kids do not get the benefit of free or reduced school lunches and must rely on meals from home; this puts an extra strain on pantries to provide more food to these children’s households.

S.O.S 2012 will take place on April 27th from 8:00am to 6:00pm.   If you are interested in helping promote S.O.S, donating food, or have any questions please call the Mclennan County Hunger Coalition at 254-224-8486 or email us at mclennanhunger@gmail.com




We will need volunteers to pick up food and solicit volunteers from the hours of 8am to 6 pm on April 27th at the following locations:

Grande Communications

7200 Imperial Drive, Waco, TX


Channel 25 KXXV

1909 South New Road, Waco, TX



600 Hewitt Drive, Waco, TX


1521 Interstate 35 N, Waco, TX


4320 Franklin Avenue, Waco, TX


Sam’s Club

2301 East Waco Drive, Waco, TX


100 Peplow St,  Robinson TX 76706


SOS volunteer list

GrandeChannel 25Walmart at HewittWalmart off I-35 in BelmeadWalmart on FranklenSam’s ClubBrookshires8:00am to 10:00am ———- ———- Kim Dawn and Emily BuckDoor 1: Nicole Martinez, Alison Brown,Door 2:  Jim Schampers and the Bellmead LionsDoor 1: Amy Cook and Amanda Hixson Door 2 Diana Resndez and AlfornetteConwa Del Conte and Lisa Brady (9-10)Door 1:Shannon Harvey and Catrina DyerDoor 2:Melvin Dotson and Bertha DotsonDonavan & George10:00am to 12:00pm ——– ——– Kim Sweithers, Rosie Castro, Kevin Parker and R Ayala Door 1: Dr. Iglehart, Donald Mays,Door 2: Tebertha McGowan,  Donald Evans Door 1: Anna Holland and Jennifer Caballero Door 2: Christie Harper and Vivian Swanson  Linda Olson, Trinette Lockwood  Door 1:Paula Wright and  Jennifer WrightDoor 2: Gwendolyn Powers and Monica Toliver12:00pm to 2:00pm ———- ———— Jaannie Duncan and LaneDoor 1 &2:  Tejas Travelers  Louis Garcia Jett Hedden and  Madeliene Brannon  Door 1: Debbie Fredrich and Monica ToliverDoor 2:Mia Lazano and Kathy Luschner2:00pm to 4:00pm ———– ———Christy Ball and Vikki HubbardSandra Ashly and Johnney Ashley Door 1:Bo Routh and Mrs Bo Routh Door 2: Chris Wynveen, Brooklynn Wynveen  Luann Buttler and Molly Rieger   Mary Fox and  Terri ReadyDoor 1:Mary Nell Door 2: Gary and Sue Loth, Tracy, George4:00pm to 6:00pm ——————— Jeannie DuncanClaudia Cruz Door 1:Rosmary Totten, Belmead Lions, Door 2:Jorrod Metzgar, Heather Metzgar Door 1: Kay Furman and Glen Furman Door 2: Roopali Sharma and Taylor Scott Shannon and Evelyn Reph Door 1: Jan Connally, Marcell Reed,  Pearl Hacker, Sonya(4-5), Wendy (4:30-6:00)Tom and George