Frisco Fastpacs

www.FriscoFastpacs.org

Quarterly Newsletter October 2015 ~ Inaugural Edition

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What Is Fastpacs?

Our mission at Frisco Fastpacs is simple. We want to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Caring for kids, one pack at a time. Every week throughout the school year, we deliver individual pre-packed bags to FISD schools that include enough food for 7 meals for each qualifying child for them to eat over the weekend at home. We can only accomplish this mission with your help and the help of others. Along with donations, we are always looking for volunteers who have a servant’s heart and who want to impact and make a difference in the community. Frisco Fastpacs is based solely on donations of food & funds.

Letter From Our President

A Note From Marian

I’ve spent weeks thinking about what I would write in our inaugural newsletter and how I could possibly express my gratitude. I finally decided that I can’t. There is no possible way to convey just how thankful I am or how fortunate I feel to be a part of this organization.

This journey began during Lent of 2013 with fasting and prayer. I had absolutely no idea where that very intentional practice would lead and things quickly began to take shape over the course of that Spring and Summer when Fastpacs was born. If I had allowed myself to dream as big as I could possibly have dreamed, I would never have imagined being where we are today.


Our very first pack was in my living room in August, 2013, and in September of that year we made our first delivery to 35 children in one school. As I write this letter we are serving almost 700 children in over 30 schools in Frisco ISD every week! That means 700 children who have little to nothing to eat over the weekend are being fed. It also means that when those 700 children show up to school on Monday mornings, they are focused and alert and ready for a new week of learning.


I look back over the past two years with complete awe and gratitude at what we have accomplished. What WE have accomplished! It’s the people I am most grateful for. The people who show up time after time after time. Literally hundreds of volunteers make this possible every week and I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to each and every single one.


I’m learning to dream bigger now and we have some big plans for our future, and for helping even more children in more ways. I hope you will all continue to be a part of this journey and invite others to join us.


Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller


With much love and gratitude,

Marian

We Moved!!

We are absolutley thrilled to have moved into a much larger warehouse this summer. As our grassroots organization continues to grow leaps and bounds at a rapid pace we are trying our best to keep up!! What a great problem to have...needing more space! We can now house the storage of all our donations in a climate controlled enviornment, keep inventory organized, host packing events, meetings, and allow our volunteers to easily pick up their bags every Thursday to then deliver them to the local Frisco ISD schools. Thank you to those who rolled up their sleeves and helped us move!!

Check Out Our Recent Packing Events

Blessed By Grants

Upcoming Events

Ribbon Cutting

Details will be coming soon announcing our official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. We plan to celebrate our new warehouse and have a holiday Open House and everyone is welcome! Watch our Facebook page for more info in the coming weeks!!

Community Packing Event

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 5-7pm

110A Rose Lane, Suite 205 Frisco, TX {just south of King Rd., just west of FM 423...Look for the tan and green warehouse buildings}

Several times a year we like to open our packing events to our community to participate! If you would like to sign up please do so HERE!!


This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to get involved!! We believe we have room for about 30 volunteers. Middle school aged children and up will count as a spot, but feel free to bring your younger children to help. Elementary students do not count as a spot.


Questions? Please Contact:

Mynetta Ragsdale

214-236-3470

myragsdale@att.net


Directions

From Main Street, cross FM 423 and Main St becomes King Rd. Turn left onto Rose Lane. First green/tan building on the right. Last door on the right.

From Stonebrook Pkwy, turn right onto Rose Lane. Last green/tan building on the left before the stop sign at Rose Lane and King Rd. (If you get to King Rd, you have gone too far.) Last door on the right.

Host A Food Drive & Give Back

Host A Food Drive

Help us end hunger in Frisco!


Do you have an organization, sports team or group that wants to give back?


We invite you to host a food drive within your personal circles of life or business. Collect the items that we pack and then we can pick these up from your location or we can schedule a time for you to tour our warehouse and bring them to stock our shelves. You can specify any of our requested food items, or focus on one or two for simplicity. For example, your drive can collect canned vegetables and fruits only. Also encourage monetary gifts as well!


Collect and PACK

Collect the items that go in each weekend meal bag and then your group together packs complete bags. We will help tell you what goes in each bag. This is fun for kids of all ages!


Birthday Party

We have been overwhelmed by those who want to collect donations in lieu of their own birthday party gifts. Children feeding children is a wonderful blessing.


Scout Troops

Work on your next troop badge and help Fastpacs!


Please contact our Food Drive Coordinators to schedule:

Alice Hollomon @ 972-415-1639 alice.hollomon@att.net

Debbie Lowe @ 214-578-7880 lowex6@aol.com

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Thank You For Hosting Food Drives

Beneficiary of Stonebriar Country Club

We are humbled and deeply grateful to have been chosen as one of the Stonebriar Country Club's local beneficiaries for their 9th Annual ClubCorp Charity Classic golf tournament on Friday, November 13th.
Donate Now to Frisco Fastpacs

Frisco Fastpacs relies solely on the donations of food and monetary gifts. To continue feeding the children of Frisco ISD each week, please consider sharing a blessing of funds today. We are beyond grateful for every dollar.

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Matthew 25: 37,40

Then those who are righteous will reply to him, 'Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink?' Then the king will reply to them, 'I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.'