Summer is supposed to be a wonderful time for kids – but many struggle with food insecurity causing them to worry about their next meal, not what fun they can have. When the McKinney schools are closed for summer, nearly 9,000 McKinney children need help with food subsistence because families cannot afford rent, utilities, medical bills AND food.
This summer Trinity will be participating in a summer feeding program supporting the Community Lifeline Center (CLC).
The Community Lifeline Center will be implementing a Sack Summer Hunger program to help feed McKinney children. TPC has committed to support 40 Scott Johnson School children and their families by pledging to raise $3,200 for the summer food sacks and volunteer to deliver them each week this summer.
UPDATE TO THE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
The unexpected rise of COVID-19 has required a community response to help feed children who are not getting school meals due to school closings. The Community Lifeline Center’s (CLC) summer feeding program is outlined below – it outlines how TPC has stepped up to help feed children this summer.
Since June 27th TPC volunteers have been manning a food distribution hub at Holy Family School each Saturday morning. We provide families with children or just those in need with a box of shelf stable groceries. And since July 25th we have begun to augment that box with fresh produce and dairy products.
The CLC puts together boxes of food for distribution. Each 30 lbs. box will feed two children 21 meals at a cost of $4/box. To receive a weekly box of food, families need only to sign up on the CLC website – our volunteers have been taking on site applications throughout the summer to make it easy for families to participate in this program.
Trinity volunteers have weekly provided a wonderful service. But we will need additional volunteers to continue this work through the end of August. Those who wish to volunteer can sign up below.
On Saturday morning we ask that volunteers meet at Holy Family School at 9 am for site (500 Throckmorton St McKinney) setup. Our food distribution hub is open for food pick up from 9:30 – 11:00 am.
We need four adults each week – if teens wish to accompany their parents or an adult, they are most welcome to help.
All volunteers are asked to wear a mask.
Thank you all for your interest and willingness to feed children in this most difficult time.
Contact Michael Palmer at email@example.com or 215.720.9114 with any questions.