Author: Brett

Author: Brett

PBS Video Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity
February 27, 2012 Archives Brett

The video covers a lot of issues surrounding hunger and how it is directly related to obesity in the United States. PBS visited many counties around Texas to see what those counties are doing to combat this hunger and obesity epidemic.  Check it out. Watch Feeding Minds on PBS. See more from Feeding Minds: Texas

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The MCHC Puts Valero Grant to Good Use
February 23, 2012 Archives Brett

The following is a quick overview of how the McLennan County Hunger Coalition has begun to invest the Valero Energy Fdn.’s grant of $22,500, in the community on behalf of hungry children and youth.  To date the following funds have been distributed: 1)  $4387.50 has been given to the McLennan County Pack of Hope (

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The Red Door Food Pantry & Central Texas Metropolitan Community Church Receive SNAP Training
February 14, 2012 Archives Brett

Last weekend I attended a Helpings Food Stamp outreach training at the Red Door Pantry. The Red Door is a food pantry sponsored by the Central Texas Metropolitan Community Church of Waco.  The pantry is unique and special to the community in that is serves only individuals who are HIV positive or diagnosed with Aids. 

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Upcoming Fundraisers
February 13, 2012 Archives Brett

A couple of our members are having fundraisers this month. I’ve attached the fliers  to this email. Feel free to share them. I’ve also posted them on the MCHC website. From Friday Febuary 17th to 19th bring in this flyer to any Pizza Hut in the Waco area and 20% of your purchase will go towards McLennan Pack of Hope.  On

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Mobile Food Pantry at T.S.T.C
February 10, 2012 Archives Brett

The Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry will be at Texas State Technical College in Waco on February 21st from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The mobile food pantry will be located at the Industrial technology Center. Food distributed  includes: meat, beans,  canned vegetables, soup  cereal, potatoes, canned fruit, rice, pasta, pasta sauce and other nutritious foods. There will also be

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Caritas of Waco to hold “2012 Feast of Caring”
February 6, 2012 Archives Brett

  Caritas of Waco’s 2012 annual fundraiser “Feast of Caring” will be held on Thursday, February 23rd, at the McLennan Community College Conference Center, 4601 N. 19th St., at 6 p.m. to celebrate the work of the agency in providing emergency assistance to the disadvantaged in Central Texas. This year the event features students from

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Free and Trustworthy Tax Preparation From A.J Moore Academy
February 2, 2012 Archives Brett

The Students at A.J. Moore Academy will be volunteering their time to prepare tax returns, free of charge, to members of the community. All students are IRS-Certified volunteer preparers.  Go to A.J Moore Academy Library at 500 North University Parks Drive during the month of February through April 17th, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 5:00 pm

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Pack of Hope Press Release at Provident Heights Elementary
January 23, 2012 Archives Brett

A few weeks ago the McLennan County Hunger Coalition, along with Valero representatives met with McLannan County Pack of Hope at Provident Heights Elementary school to prepare a press release about the Pack of Hope award. This is the video that aired on the Waco ISD. In the video, Valero Representative Ed Passalugo, and Hunger

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