Hurricane Harvey relief and the Downtown Master Plan: 5 things to know in Frisco, Sept. 18-22

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Food pantry seeks donations

Because of extra demand caused by those who evacuated from Hurricane Harvey-stricken areas, Frisco Family Services’ food pantry is running low on several items. The items most in needs are:

  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Boxed meal helpers
  • boxed potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Jelly
  • Cooking oil
  • Baking mixes
  • Jell-O
  • Juice boxes
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Oatmeal

Donations can be dropped off 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays (or until 6 p.m. Wednesdays) at 9085 Dogwood St. Learn more here.

State legislators to answer questions over coffee

State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, and State Rep. Justin Holland, R-Rockwall, will be at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for a Q&A session. The free event will take place 8-9:30 a.m. at 6843 Main St. Registering for the event is encouraged, but not required.

Council to discuss Downtown Master Plan, urban living high rise

Frisco City Council will consider several items at Tuesday’s meeting, including hiring a firm to help update the Downtown Master Plan and a specific use permit for an urban living high rise at The Star in Frisco. Council will also vote on the city’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget and tax rate. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. View the agenda here.

Donate and receive a free slice of pizza

From now through Wednesday, Flippin’ Pizza in Frisco will offer a free slice of pizza to anyone who brings a cash donation. Participants can text “HarveyHelp” to 89686 and then receive a text message for the voucher. Present the text at the Flippin’ Pizza location at 8161 FM 423 with a cash donation. All donations will benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank and to provide free pizza to families and service workers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Relief Workshop to help mothers affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Iman Project is partnering with Up Inspired Kitchen and Expressions Bracelets to host a Hurricane Relief Workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday. The workshop will take place at Up Inspired Kitchen, 5285 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 400. Participants will make care kits for mothers affected by Hurricane Harvey. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Half of ticket sales will go toward the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Sign up online.

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Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.

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