Frisco community surpasses Feed Frisco goal
Posted on 10/01/2014
We want to say a big THANK YOU to every individual, business, group, organization and church who donated food or made a financial contribution during our Feed Frisco call-out. On July 14, we made a community appeal to collect 60,000 pounds of food by Sept. 30 to keep our food pantry stocked during the critical summer months. You responded in a huge and generous way!
We've collected 85,531 pounds of food! This is truly helping us continue our mission of serving those in our community who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. The FFS Food Pantry distributes more than 40,000 pounds of food each month and your efforts have ensured that the only food pantry in Frisco has remained stocked.
During the past couple of weeks we've seen some of Frisco's youngest being selfless and thinking of others as they have donated to the food pantry. For her seventh birthday Claire asked her friends to bring food items instead of presents to her birthday party.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 4673 collected money earned
through their cookie sale efforts this past spring. Frisco Family Services was selected by the Brownies as the charity they wanted to give back to. When they came to donate, they had the opportunity to tour the food pantry and learn what it means to give of their time and earnings to improve the lives of others in the community.
And, finally, with Frisco ISD back in school, the schools have started their food drives again, ensuring a consistent supply of donations to the food pantry during the school year. Thank you to Rogers and Anderson Elementary who have held the first food drives of the year.
We are so grateful to the Frisco and Frisco ISD communities who responded in a big way to our plea. We couldn't do our work without your gracious support.