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CLC and McKinney ISD Announce Food Distributions to Feed Hungry Collin County Families

Press Release|
Scott Elliott|
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

North Texas families continue to experience the financial impact created from the COVID pandemic. Job losses and increased cost of goods have impacted their ability to purchase food. In 2020, approximately 40% of families requesting assistance have never requested help before. Is it estimated that there are more than 100,000 Collin County residents that do not have enough to eat on a regular basis.

Community Lifeline Center (CLC) and McKinney ISD have partnered to provide a “Feeding Friends and Families” food distribution on Thursday, May 27th from 9 AM to 11 AM. The event will be held at the McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center, located at 4201 S Hardin Blvd, McKinney, TX 75070. This no-touch, drive through, food distribution will provide needed resources to those that are food insecure in our community. Each family will receive a selection of shelf-stable items including fruits, vegetables, and proteins. They will also receive a selection of fresh produce as well as dairy products. Since the onset of the pandemic, CLC has distributed more than 1,000,000 pounds of food through their “Feeding Friends and Families” program.

“We are very grateful for the support we’ve received from McKinney ISD, North Texas Food Bank in Plano, and the numerous volunteers who allow us to help those in need in our community,” added Scott Elliott, CLC Executive Director.

Two additional food distribution events are scheduled to occur at the McKinney ISD Stadium. The dates for these distributions are July 28 and October 27. Anyone in McKinney or the surrounding area who is experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19 or other crisis is eligible to receive food. Recipients will be asked to complete a short survey, which will be used by the program to identify additional areas of need.

Updates for the Feeding Friends and Families food distribution schedules for 2021 can be found at www.feedingfriendsandfamilies.org. The program is seeking community volunteers who want to participate in helping their friends and neighbors in need. Financial donations are also appreciated to help cover program operating expenses.

Community Lifeline Center strengthens families and communities in north Collin County by guiding residents in crisis back to self-sufficiency and independence. CLC provides food, rent, and utility assistance to local residents experiencing short-term crisis.

To learn more about the Feeding Friends and Families program, donate or to volunteer, go to www.feedingfriendsandfamilies.org

To learn more about McKinney ISD, go to www.mckinneyisd.net

To learn more about Community Lifeline Center or to donate, go to www.communitylifeline.org

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