Grace Avenue has continued to stay joyfully connected throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Service and Mission has been a key part of that connection. If you are looking for ways that you can engage with serving our community, please reach out to Mary Martin a [email protected].
Here’s a little about what we have been doing!
Did you know that in Texas, 14% — 1 in 7 Texans — experience food insecurity? That’s 1.4 million Texas households and over 4 million individuals. Children, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and working families are among those affected in every Texas county. (from the Feeding Texas)
During this time of pandemic, the Grace Avenue community has continued address food insecurity:
-We have provided 3,500 lbs of food donations to both Little Elm and Frisco Family Services food pantries through our daily Grace on the Go food drive.
-We have provided 17 families in the Preston on the Lake area with 50lbs of groceries 3x during the month May.
-Our Bread Run ministry picks up breads and desserts from Market Street, 3 days a week and delivers to the Samaritan Inn (156 total residents, 56 of those are children).
-Our Community Garden has provided 80 lbs of fresh produce to our area food pantries.
-Grace Avenue Summer Lunch Program at Preston on the Lake is providing 450 lunches a week for 10 weeks throughout the summer.
-Looking forward to July we will support the Frisco Family Services Summer lunch for one week, providing meals for the Frisco downtown area with includes the Housing Authority and Bright Elementary.
We have also remained connected with other non-profit partners during the pandemic:
Frisco Fastpacs- Grace Avenue continues to collect specific food items to help provide weekend meals to the Frisco ISD students through the month of June.
Bedstart Ministries- Grace Avenue volunteers helped move a family out of the Samaritan Inn into their new apartment in Frisco.
Frisco Family Services- Grace Avenue provided volunteers to help stock shelves, carry out groceries for the clients and provide front desk help for the daily food pantry operations.
Our Other ministries are also continuing to server and connect with our community during this time:
Frisco Helpers – These volunteers are providing small repairs for our senior population in our community all the while maintaining social distancing.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – This group delivered 15 plastic homeless matts to Austin Street Shelter.
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