Halloween’s in our rear-view mirror and the end of the year is just around the corner. If you want to get into the true spirit of the holiday season by helping those in need, why not volunteer at a Frisco-area food program this year? Here are three nearby programs you can consider. Make sure you check the organization websites and follow their procedures for volunteering or donating.
Frisco Family Services Market
The Frisco Family Services Market (9085 Dogwood St.) offers a grocery store-like setting that’s only a mile from Olympus Boulevard, where clients can get food at no cost, year-round. The Market has provided more than 582,000 meals and served 3,300 people and families in the past year. If you’d like to volunteer, check out the volunteer page on their website, and then email the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will have to attend an orientation and may also need to pass a background check. You can also donate food at the market, donate money, or plan or take part in a food drive to help support their operations.
Little Elm Area Food Bank
The Little Elm Area Food Bank (501 Bill Street, Little Elm) serves the residents of nearby Hackberry, Lakewood Village, Oak Point, Cross Roads, and Little Elm. The organization will conduct a Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Nov. 20 and a Christmas Food Giveaway on Dec. 18. If you’d like to volunteer to help collect, sort, or distribute food, contact the food bank at 972-294-4061. You can also donate food to the food bank or donate money online.
NTX Community Food Pantry
Serving 450 families each month who experience food insecurity, the NTX Community Food Pantry (5201 South Colony Blvd, Ste. 650, The Colony) partners with the North Texas Food Bank and allows anyone seeking food assistance to visit the pantry once a week to receive supplemental help with groceries, and choose the items they need most. For information about volunteering, stop by the pantry, email email@example.com, or call 469-514-9065. Volunteers can help with a range of tasks including picking up and processing donations, stocking shelves, checking in guests, and providing assistance as they shop. You can donate food during their Donation Saturday events from 10 AM to noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month, or donate money online anytime.
Any way you can help one of these organizations will be greatly appreciated, and you’ll feel great that you did. For more happenings in and around Frisco, check out our other Olympus Boulevard blog posts.