Feel free to email us: info@mclennanhunger.org

Here it is!

We at the McLennan County Hunger Coalition work diligently throughout the year to ensure our list of community resources for Waco and McLennan County is up to date. Please download and share!

If you know of an organization that is not listed and would like to be included, please let us know! Email Esther Morales, director of the Federal Benefits Assistance Program at Caritas of Waco, at foodoutreach@caritas-waco.org.

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JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MEETING!
Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 11:45am at Our Breakfast Place located at
4600 Franklin Avenue, Ste. 100 Waco, TX 76710 . We will meet in the meeting room inside the restaurant. Everyone is responsible for their own meal.

See you on December 12th!

ALL ARE WELCOME! Together, we can end hunger in Waco and McLennan County!

Download a pdf of this flyer to post and share Hotcakes-SeedsFlyer -May 14

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PRESS RELEASE

 

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.

For more information about how to donate to the food drive, please contact Bob Gager at 254-230-7393 or shepherds.heart@yahoo.com or Buddy Edwards at 254-722-7698 or caritas@grandecom.net.

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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!

 

 

 

A message from McLennan County Pack of Hope

Join the Pack!

With a new school year approaching, McLennan County Pack of Hope is gearing up for its important backpack program.

Pack of Hope is a backpack program that works to end weekend hunger for children living in McLennan County by providing backpacks of nutritious food to eligible students when they are not in school.

Pack of Hope is currently looking for volunteers. Join the Pack and pack backpacks with us at the Waco ISD Child Nutrition Warehouse located at 2025 S. 19th Street in Waco, TX.

Packing begins Thursday, September 6th. Contact Scott Anglesey at 254-716-3161 for more information. See the attachment for a full Packing Calendar.

Pack of Hope Backpack Calendar

 

Parents who bring their children to Youngblood Boys and Girls Club, Korean United Methodist Church , Provedent Heights Elementary School, or La Vega Community Church will receive free lunch. For a list of all the summer meal sites see our google map here