Crawfish Boil Fundraiser to Support Non-Profit Feeding Frisco ISD Students in Need
Frisco FastPacs Needs Box Truck to Haul Donations, Improve Efficiency
FRISCO, TEXAS – Frisco residents are rallying behind a local non-profit that serves more than 700 students in need at 43 Frisco ISD schools.
Some might think – incorrectly – that hunger is not a reality for children in Frisco. That’s simply not the case. Frisco ISD has nearly 6,000 students on free and reduced lunch. That’s more than 10 percent of the student population living in households that bring home less than $44,955 for a family of four.
Frisco Fastpacs works to ensure no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. The organization partners with school counselors to put food directly into the hands of students who need it the most, providing pre-packed bags of breakfast, lunch and dinner items to get students through the weekend.
But without a large box truck, Frisco Fastpacs volunteers have to make multiple trips to pick up food and deliver donations, limiting efficiency and their ability to expand to meet the needs of the growing Frisco community.
Enter members of Leadership Frisco Class XX, a group of citizens and aspiring leaders participating in a community development program through the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Members took on Frisco Fastpacs as their class project, dubbed Meals on the Move, and hope to raise enough funds to buy the organization its much-needed truck.
“Frisco Fastpacs is an award-winning non-profit dedicated to serving the community’s children,” said Chris Mathew, leader of Leadership Frisco Class XX. “It made sense to adopt their cause and help them grow, enabling their donors and volunteers to make an even bigger difference in the lives of students.”
Leadership Frisco Class XX is seeking sponsors to cover the costs of purchasing and maintaining the box truck. Contributions are tax deductible and depending on the size of the donation, sponsors can place their company logo or name on the truck itself, in addition to other promotional opportunities. Thousands of people will see the impact of sponsors’ generosity driving around the City of Frisco!
In addition, Leadership Frisco Class XX is hosting a crawfish boil fundraiser for Frisco Fastpacs on Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Grace Church, 8440 Grace Street in Frisco. The cost is only $25 per person for three pounds of crawfish and two drink tickets, with beer and nonalcoholic beverages available. Advance tickets are available now at leadershipfrisco.yapsody.com. Cash or check will also be accepted on site. The event will also include a 50-50 raffle, with half the cash proceeds going to Frisco Fastpacs and the other half to the lucky winner!
For more information on how to support Frisco Fastpacs and Leadership Frisco Class XX’s efforts to purchase the non-profit a box truck, please contact Heather Canterbury at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469.731.5040.