As we enter this season of giving, McKinney residents have an opportunity to help make the holidays better for families in crisis.

Oatmeal Drive benefiting the Community Food Pantry of McKinney

The Community Food Pantry of McKinney was formed 37 years ago and is an all-volunteer organization and provides food to families in the McKinney area. They serve nearly 200,000 meals annually to those in crisis.

        Those in crisis are people that have lost their jobs.

        Those in crisis are those who have lost income due to illness, medical bills, maybe a death in the family.

        Those in crisis are people who have had an addition to their family and cannot make ends meet.

        Those in crisis are the hungry in our community for whatever reason.

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Alumni Network will kick off the third annual Oatmeal Drive benefiting the Community Food Pantry of McKinney on Friday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary, 6633 Virginia Parkway.

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Maylee Thomas

Attendees are asked to bring their donations of 18-ounce containers of oatmeal as part of their entry fee. Last year’s drive brought in over 500 of pounds of oatmeal for the pantry’s shelves. Organizers plan to construct a giant “tree” of oatmeal boxes as participants deliver their contributions.

The evening also will include heavy appetizers and entertainment from Shane Frame, Maylee Thomas-Fuller and George Fuller.

So mark your calendar and click here to register.

Leadership McKinney is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce with more than 500 alumni. Please contact Deb Fitzgerald with any questions about the event or leadership programming at

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George Fuller


Shane Frame


About the Leadership McKinney

Leadership McKinney is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce that has been providing leadership training since its inception in 1988. Based on a curriculum that combines personal leadership skills training and an awareness of the McKinney community, this challenging educational experience provides participants the opportunity to engage in dialogue with leaders and field specific experts on relevant community issues. This nationally-recognized program has over 500 program alumni representing all sectors of the community. They strive to put community trusteeship into action by combining inclusiveness, collaborative decision making, personal responsibility and visioning. Leadership McKinney’s Mission: Learning responsibility for the whole community; working together in the spirit of unity; discovering the past, defining the present and shaping our common future. Visit the Leadership page on the Chamber’s website for more information.