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2017 KeyHolder Breakfast: Our Biggest Fundraiser is March 23rd.

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is the annual Metrocrest Services Keyholder Breakfast.  The 12th annual event will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Dallas near the Galleria.

Event chairs are Neil and Eileen Resnik.  Sponsorship opportunities are available. View details. 

RAFFLE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. Good luck to those who purchased!

Last year, event sponsors and attendees generated over $110,000 to support Metrocrest Services programs that benefit area families and seniors throughout the year. 

Need a reason to get involved? Listen as clients Samantha, Claudia, and Rhonda share their stories. (video)

For Keyholder Breakfast sponsorship opportunities, contact Mike Harris, Development Manager, or call 972-446-2130.

Volunteers provide one-on-one assistance to senior Eat Smart, Live Strong participants.

Eat Smart, Live Strong monthly food for seniors

For over 100 low-income seniors who qualify for People and Nutrition (PAN boxes filled with federal commodity foods), our Eat Smart, Live Strong is growing in popularity.  With support from program sponsors we provide participants additional fresh produce and healthy foods on their monthly distribution day.

Eat Smart, Live Strong groceries include items such as sweet potatoes, fresh oranges and apples or canned peaches. Once a month participants arrive on their own at our food pantry or may request rides through our transportation service. Pantry volunteers not only assist seniors as they select their items but carry selections to their car or van.

Sponsors are needed to underwrite program costs! Join former sponsors Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Carrollton, PlainsCapital, Purdy-McGuire, Hilton Worldwide and Research Across America in supporting healthy eating for seniors.

View details about sponsorships of Eat Smart, Live Strong distributions, or contact Tracy Eubanks at 972-446-2101.

Volunteer and donors made our holiday distribution a community event!

2016 Holiday Program Reached 963 Families

Nonperishable foods, unwrapped toys, new (or newly cleaned) coats, and gift cards were provided to area families in December through a large-scale community effort of donation drives, volunteers and local support from individuals and groups.

Each family registered to participate also received an ample box of food (more than just a single meal) based on size of family, plus each parent selected gifts for each of their children. 
  • 963 families participated
  • 1,448 boxes of food provided
  • 2,691 kids received toys (including 324 who received bicycles)

Donors and volunteers from throughout the community helped us distribute baskets filled with food, household supplies and gift cards to area seniors.

To discuss opportunities for your company or group to get involved in the 2017 holiday program, contact Nicole Newkham or call 972-446-2129.

All donations benefit local families and individuals.

More Than a Meal: Food Provided to 850 Families at Thanksgiving

This annual large-scale food distribution was held the week before Thanksgiving and was made possible because of donors and volunteers and partner churches and businesses. Registered participants received a supply of food, based on family size, to provide a week's worth of meals. 

Plan ahead for the 2017 Thanksgiving program. We offer a variety of options for businesses, churches, schools and other groups to help us feed area families. Check out these options for donating food for Thanksgiving. Pick the one that suits you, or your group, best. 

Conducting a donation drive? Print signs for your collection boxes:
For corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Newkham

Seasons of Service Honors Volunteerism

Gloria Campos, retired WFAA-TV News Anchor, returned as emcee for the 2016 Seasons of Service celebration. The event, which celebrates the power of volunteerism and unsung heroes, was held Monday, October 17th  at the Crowne Plaza Dallas, 14315 Midway Road, Addison.

Introducing our 2016 Honorees.

View Seasons of Service flyer
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Presented by Addison Midday Rotary, Coppell Rotary, Addison Rotary, Farmers Branch Rotary, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary. 

Proceeds support programs provided by Metrocrest Services for families and seniors in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and the City of Dallas in Denton County.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Seasons of Service are available. Contact Mike Harris, Development Manager.

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Backpacks & Supplies for 1,370 Area Students

Sponsors, donors, and volunteers helped provide required school supplies and NEW backpacks to 1,370 students during our annual Back to School Extravaganza on August 16th.

In addition, 1,043 children received new shoes and 114 received prescription glasses.

The expense of buying items needed at back to school time can exceed the budgets of low-income families who struggle to make ends meet. We register young participants to receive free supplies and thereby free up the family budget for critical expenses such as rent.
 
For 2017 sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Newkham or call 972-446-2129.

Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk

The 2016 two-mile walk was held September 17th to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and on a local level. A portion of the proceeds from the Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk benefit the Metrocrest Services food pantry. 

This annual event is open to individuals and groups.

Feed Local Kids through August 6th

Our 2016 Sack Summer Hunger program was held June 11th through August 6th. Last year 1,617 youngsters participated and we distributed food quantities for 133,340 meals.

For just $54 we provide one local child weekly meals and snacks during their summer break from school. These are youngsters who may miss the nutritious meals provided at school during the school year.

Watch Sack Summer Hunger in action. (video)
View Sack Summer Hunger brochure.

Volunteers deliver sacks of kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare meals and snacks to youngsters at sites in Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Coppell and Addison during Sack Summer Hunger. (Last year 648 volunteers generously worked 1,913 hours to feed youngsters.)  Learn more.

Sponsorships for 2017 Sack Summer Hunger are available.  Email Nicole Newkham or feed a child for $55 by donating online now.