As the Frisco and Frisco ISD community continues to grow, so must Frisco Family Services. What started out as a program to provide local school-aged kids with lunches and snack packs during summer break has turned into something much more—a fun and community-focused experience for participants and their families.
While school is out, Frisco Family Services partners with local faith-based organizations and supporters to provide food and activity each day at four different sites. As a part of the Summer Lunch Program, activities range from science experiments to canvas painting to water play, to encourage socialization among the kids and their families. This year’s program began on June 4, and 9 weeks and nearly 10,000 lunches and snack packs later, Frisco Family Services held their annual Grand Finale event to celebrate a hunger-free summer! The fun and sense of community were amplified as more than 300 kids and their families came out and had a blast as they got their face and nails painted, made balloon animals, slime and tie-dye shirts, played kickball, and enjoyed snow cones, Frito-Lay snacks, and free books. A raffle even provided a handful of kids with a brand new bike!
“Thank you so much for making sure my son wasn’t hungry, and for providing him a place to go and be a part of something he really enjoyed,” said Arty, father of Frisco Family Services Summer Lunch participant. “If it were up to him, Summer Lunch would be held all year round!”
Frisco Family Services Summer Lunch Program is made possible thanks to partnerships with local faith-based organizations, passionate volunteers like a group from Frito-Lay – PepsiCo, and a community that CARES!
Partnering local faith-based organizations: Frisco Bible Church, Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, Grace Church, Potter's House of North Texas, Preston Trail Community Church, Prince of Peace Catholic Community, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Stonebriar Community Church