According to Network of Community Ministries Board Member Melinda Knowles,
“Every teacher and parent knows that easing the pangs of hunger for a child helps them to engage and focus in the classroom. Education becomes the key to a more hopeful future for everyone.
“Network of Community Ministries (Network) provides a program that impacts food insecurity on behalf of children and low-income families within Richardson Independent School District including Lake Highlands, parts of North Dallas and Garland as well as Richardson. Network’s Mobile Market and the Educator’s Food Pantry provide not only a place for children and their families to shop for their food needs but also a place for teachers to shop for healthy snacks for their students. Network is averaging feeding 851 children per week though this program and last school year aided 386 teachers. The goal is to increase service sites so that more families, teachers and schools can benefit. They need monetary help to achieve this goal and especially volunteers who are always welcome and much appreciated.
“I am proud to play an active role on Network of Community Ministries’ board and to support their efforts on behalf of children and families through these important and innovative programs.
“For information on supporting and/or volunteering at Network of Community Ministries, please go to https://thenetwork.org.”