The Community Food Bank's 2019 Summer Reading Program launched today with a special book reading by local children's author, Dr. Lynda Mubarak. Dr. Mubarak is a seasoned former educator who continues to share her love of teaching with children through…
The Community Food Bank hosted its annual School Supplies Giveaway on Saturday, August 10. Rev. Karen Harris, the Community Food Bank’s Executive Coordinator shared the following about the event: “Today, the Community Food Bank is passing out school supplies to parents who preregistered prior to today. We are glad to say that this year we are using supplies from the Fort Worth ISD list of school supplies and are able to help parents of children who would not have otherwise been able to have school supplies for the year.” Students from pre-K to 5th grade got tissues, hand sanitizer, composition books, pens, and pencils. “Some of the backpacks were truly beautiful and sturdy. Most children today pack everything they have in a backpack, so these backpacks are sturdy and should be able to last them throughout the year.”
Rudy Taylor, the food bank’s Operations Director, shared: “I don’t think any child wants to go the first day of school without the proper supplies…without a new pair of shoes, dress socks, and clothing. The teachers are doing their part and spending their money. The parents are doing their part. But every once in a while, people need a little help. Children deserve the best.”
A team of volunteers from Medical City Healthcare provided the labor for the School Supplies giveaway. Eileen Kirrane, Administrative Director of Clinical Education at Medical City, shared, “Our mission with Medical City Healthcare is above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. As part of that mission, we want to volunteer and give back to the communities we serve as much as we can. We are really glad we are here with the kids going back to school.” And, we are grateful to their service!
Rev. Harris summed up the event by stating, “Every year, we get better and better at everything we do. We are grateful for all the donations and to be able to help God’s people.”