North Texas families continue to experience the financial impact created from the COVID pandemic. Job losses and increased cost of goods has impacted their ability to purchase food. In 2020, approximately 40% of families requesting assistance have never requested help before. Is it estimated that there are more than 100,000 Collin County residents that do not have enough to eat on a regular basis.
Community Lifeline Center(CLC) and McKinney ISD have partnered to provide a “Feeding Friends and Families” food distribution on Thursday, May 27th. This no-touch, drive through, food distribution will provide needed resources to those that are food insecure in our community. Each family will receive two large boxes of food, one containing perishable produce and dairy products, and the other containing shelf-stable items including fruits, vegetable, and proteins. Since the onset of the pandemic, CLC has distributed more than 1,000,000 pounds of food through their “Feeding Friends and Families” program.
“We are very grateful for the support we’ve received from McKinney ISD, North Texas Food Bank in Plano, and the numerous volunteers which allow us to help those in need in our community,” added Scott Elliott, CLC Executive Director.
Three food distribution events are scheduled to occur at the McKinney ISD Stadium. The first on Thursday, May 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 111:00 a.m., at 4201 S. Hardin Street in McKinney. Additional distributions will occur on July 28 and October 27. Anyone in McKinney or the surrounding area who is experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19 or other crisis is eligible to receive food. Recipients will be asked to complete a short survey, which will be used by the program to identify additional areas of need.
Updates for the Feeding Friends and Families food distribution schedules for 2021 can be found at wwww.feedingfriendsandfamilies.org. The program is seeking community volunteers who want to participate, and financial donations are needed to help cover program operating expenses.
To learn more about the Feeding Friends and Families program, donate or to volunteer, go to www.feedingfriendsandfamilies.org
McKinney ISD is located in Collin County, and primarily serves students in the city of McKinney. MISD also serves students in parts of New Hope, Allen, Fairview, Princeton, and Lowry Crossing. One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, McKinney ISD currently enrolls more than 24,500 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, two alternative campuses and one early childhood education center. Including administration and support, MISD maintains 68 facilities covering more than 4 million square feet on 603 acres of grounds.
To learn more about McKinney ISD, go to www.mckinneyisd.net
Community Lifeline Center strengthens families and communities in north Collin County by guiding residents in crisis back to self-sufficiency and independence. CLC provides food, rent, and utility assistance to local residents experiencing short-term crisis.
To learn more about Community Lifeline Center or to donate, go to www.communitylifeline.org