Category: Archives

Category: Archives

MCHC Donates $2000 to Go towards Meals for Spring Break Day Camp
March 29, 2012 Archives Brett

During the week of March 12th through the 18th, thirty local college students from Baylor, MCC and TSTC decided to spend their Spring Break volunteering at the Kate Ross housing complex as day camp counselors for the newly created Catalyst program. Catalyst is a day camp sponsored by Acts Church of Waco and is a

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MCHC contributes $2500.00 to WIC’S (Women, Infants and Children) Efforts In Nutrition Education
March 27, 2012 Archives Brett

  Using grant funds obtained from the Valero Energy Foundation, MCHC is providing $2500.00 to a little known program of WIC, which involves providing nutrition education materials for its clients.  Most persons are aware of the food benefits that WIC provides for families in need, but WIC also provides nutrition education through individual counseling twice

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Portraits of Hunger: Stories of Americans on food stamps
March 26, 2012 Archives Brett

A recent PBS special on food stamps that challenges some of the common misconceptions and stereotypes people have about food stamp recipients.  Some  facts  from the video: -Currently 46 million Americans qualify and use food stamps. -The typical food stamp recipient is not unemployed. -Food stamp recipients are typically working and or over 65 years

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Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers
March 17, 2012 Archives Brett

 Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to help deliver lunch to homebound, older adults in the Bellmead, Elm Mott, and Lacy Lakeview areas of our community. It takes one hour, one day a week to help an older adult stay in their own homes. Help us deliver! Call, Meals On Wheels, at (254) 752-0316 or go

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New Documentary About Hunger Gains Critical Acclaim
March 9, 2012 Archives Brett

A new documentary about hunger in America called “Finding North” was screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, and has been receiving excellent reviews. The film shows several families in the United States struggling with food insecurity, demonstrating the extensive reach of hunger in America. From the looks of it, the

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STARS High School Receives $1000 Donation From The MCHC
March 7, 2012 Archives Brett

On Wednesday, February 29th representatives from the McLennan County Hunger Coalition met with STARS’s High school principal and students to donate $500 of a $1000 gift to be used for the purchase of healthy snacks and meals for students to eat while in school.   STARS (Students That Are Reaching Success)   is an alternative education school

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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 (www.pack-of-hope.com)

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