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

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


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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Fast of Caring Article in Waco Trib Today!

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!


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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:

See you tomorrow!



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

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:                                     email:


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Summer Meals Still Going Through August

Summer Meals served at La Vega Community Church


























Although summer is winding down as the school year approaches, many of Waco, La Vega, and Connally ISD Summer Meal sites still offer meals throughout August.  To find a site near you text FoodTX to 877-877, visit or call 254-750-3763 .


UPDDATE 8/24: Group Helps Bridge Hunger Gap.




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Bohemia Food Drive Brings In 140lbs of Food For Shepherd’s Heart






















On Saturday July 21st The McLennan County Hunger Coalition partnered with Bohemia Magazine to raise 140 pounds of food for the Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry. The Event featured a variety of Waco artists and performers as well as vendors and wine tasting. Some musicians included The Horton Duo, Cordial Roy, Well Behaved Young Men and the Fly Seks, a full list of venders and performers can be seen here.

The event was free and patrons were encouraged to bring canned or dry food to donate to the McLennan County Hunger Coalition. The Hunger Coalition gave all the food collected to shepherds heart in Waco. This food will help the pantry finish out the summer months before kids return to school in the fall.  The event was an overall success and the Hunger Coalition hopes to work with Bohemia in the future to continue to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in McLennan County as well as build the relationship between the arts and nonprofit communities in Waco.

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Free Meals For Parents For The Rest of Summer

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VISTA Competes In Waco Triathlon to Raise Funds For Pack of Hope

























On Sunday, July 22nd  the Hunger Coalition’s AmeriCorps VISTA Brett Case competed in the 2nd annual Waco Triathlon to raise funds for McLennan Pack of Hope. Pack of Hope is an afterschool backpack program that supplies supplemental meals to children in low income households on weekends.  The sprint triathlon was a fifteen mile race consisting of a 400 meter swim in the Brazos River, a twelve mile bike ride down MLK Boulevard followed by a three and a half mile run around the Brazos and over the suspension bridge.

Brett raised $800.00 in total through pledges and donations. The pledge amount was multiplied by how fast Brett completed the race. He completed the race in one hour and twenty six minutes which multiplied each donors pledge by two. The $800.00 raised from this event will go to purchase food that will be used in the Pack of Hope backpacks.

With school rapidly approaching Pack of Hope is preparing for the initial demand of backpacks by asking people  to volunteer with them and pack backpacks at their Waco ISD Child Nutrition Warehouse located at 2025 S. 19th Street in Waco, TX.  Make a difference in a child’s life today and help the pack.  Learn more at

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