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Metrocrest Social Services

Be a Sponsor

Last year with the support of individuals, just like you, we were able to feed nearly 650 families through our Thanksgiving program.

We’re in Turkey Trouble!

What would Thanksgiving be without turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie?!
 
On a day when we are reminded of the many things to be thankful for, help us feed others. No family should go hungry on Thanksgiving, or any day, which is why we are asking you to Give Thanks by joining Metrocrest Services in putting a Thanksgiving meal on more than 850 families’ tables in our community.

Here's how you can help:

Organize a Food Drive, see our most needed items and drop off times and dates.
 
Give online and help feed local families. An online gift of $35 enables our Food Pantry to purchase a complete Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey, for families in need or a gift of $105 can fill a table for three families that would otherwise be empty. (Please select Thanksgiving/Holiday Food as the 'Fund Designation')

Without your generous support, our work would not be possible. For more information on how to get involved please email Bev Grimley or call (972) 446-2100.

Last year, we provided food, toys, and gifts to over 4,085 individuals, including children and seniors.

Brighten the holidays for local families & seniors

For many families the holidays can be a difficult time of year, buying gifts and putting extra food on the table is simply not possible. Some families are worrying about more important things, like how they will keep their lights on, or where their next meal will come from.
 
As we prepare for our Holiday Program distribution for this year, we ask for your support of food, toys, and coats donations. 
 
Start today – organize your collection drive, this link has all the information you'll need and includes the 8.5x11 Donate Here poster, along with the most needed items and drop times and location! (Click here for the 11x17 Donate Here poster)
 
Help purchase the food and toy items by making your donation online, click here, to give now. (Please select Thanksgiving/Holiday Food as the 'Fund Designation')
 
This community-wide effort is supported by generous donors and volunteers who help through local business, church, and individual contributions. For more information on how to get involved please email Bev Grimley or call (972) 446-2100.

Seasons of Service

Metrocrest Services celebrated the power of volunteerism by honoring five individuals dedicated to community involvement at the 6th Annual Seasons of Service Luncheon on October 15th. These individuals have made a significate difference in the lives of those in our community through their volunteer efforts. 

Congratulations to 2018's honorees: First Christian Church, Judy Holleman, SAGE, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, and Tony Waterbury. Learn more about our honorees and the impact they have had on our community by visiting bit.ly/sos18yt.

If you didn't get a chance to give at the event please consider a donation on your behalf, here

Thank you to event chair Maureen Corcoran, our emcee, retired WFAA-TV News Anchor Gloria Campos, Dave Tanner for providing the musical entertainment, and Morton Visuals for the event photography. Click here for event photos.
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.

2018 Keyholder Breakfast 

The lasting impact to give hope to local families in need started the day at the 13th Annual Keyholder Breakfast presented by Grant Thornton where nearly 500 seats filled the Crowne Plaza Dallas, near Galleria Addison on March 29th. 
 
By attending this event, you’re making it possible for us to continue our mission of helping individuals in the midst of crisis and life’s challenging moments. Thank you to all our sponsors and ticket holders.

CROP Hunger Walk

The 2018 Metrocrest CROP Hunger Walk on Saturday, October 13, 2018 raises awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and on a local level. A portion of the proceeds from the 2-mile Walk benefit the Metrocrest Services Food Pantry: register as walker or see what team is leading.
 
CROP Hunger Walks is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations and groups to raise funds and end hunger at home, and around the world.

In addition to the supplies, they also received a backpack, shoes, eyeglasses, haircuts, and uniforms.

Back-to-School Supplies

What a great start to the 2018-2019 school year for many of the kiddos in our community! Because of generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers, 1,378 students started off the year with the essential school supplies needed to make them feel more confident and successful in the classroom.
  
Thank you to the 538 volunteers who gave 1,241 hours of their time to make this event possible. We truly appreciate the community coming together when we really needed you the most! Thank you again for making this an A+ year for the 563 families you've helped.

Sack Summer Hunger

This summer, with community support, we helped feed 1,587 children with breakfast, lunch, and snack through our Sack Summer Hunger programs that were delivered every Saturday during the 9-week program.
 
We distributed 11,399 bags of food – creating 113,990 meals - that kept children from low-income families fed who otherwise received a free or reduced priced meal throughout the school year.
 
Programs like these would not be possible without the support of donors, church groups, and volunteers who continuously help building a stronger community stronger - we can't thank you enough!