More than 104,000 Denton County residents do not know where their next meal will come from, including more than 10,000 seniors and 18,000 children.
In an effort to increase awareness about hunger in Denton County, April 21, 2015, was proclaimed as the Mayors’ Day of Concern for the Hungry. On Tuesday, a group of concerned community members gathered at the Food Pantry of Christian Community Action to listen to Mayor Charlotte Wilcox of Highland Village and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker of Flower Mound speak about the need to support the Hungry in our local community.
During April 14-20, citizens of Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village worked together to collect food for the Hungry. Food collection took place at local businesses and churches throughout the county.
A total of 28,000 pounds was collected through this campaign. The donated Food that was collected during the campaign is being distributed to the CCA Food Pantry, Metrocrest Services Food Pantry and the Lake Cities Community Food Pantry to help restock for the upcoming summer months. Food pantry donations are always needed and greatly appreciated anytime of year.
Gary Daniels is the director of marketing and communications with Christian Community Action.