How to get help and give in Frisco during coronavirus

Local nonprofits in Frisco are working to provide meals during school closures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Local nonprofits in Frisco are working to provide meals during school closures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Local nonprofits in Frisco are working to provide meals during school closures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are different ways Frisco residents can get help or support their community amid the coronavirus outbreak.



Getting help



COVID-19 North Texas Relief

Senior citizens or those immunocompromised in Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Allen and surrounding areas can post their needs on the COVID-19 North Texas Relief Facebook group, and members of the group can volunteer to help. For example, someone could post a grocery list; volunteers would then collect funds for the items, purchase them at the store and deliver them to the person in need.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/818687131950687.

Frisco Family Services

This nonprofit offers food insecurity and homelessness prevention services and urgent needs help for Frisco and Frisco ISD. This can be done through rent and utility assistance, food, supplies and clothing donations and employment assistance.



For more information, call 972-335-9495 or visit https://friscofamilyservices.org.

Frisco Fastpacs

Weekend meal packs are delivered to Frisco ISD’s campuses for students identified by FISD.

For more information, call 469-731-5040, visit www.friscofastpacs.org or email info@friscofastpacs.org.

Lovepacs Frisco

Lovepacs offers nonperishable food packs for students in the free and reduced lunch program through FISD while schools are closed.

For more information, visit www.lovepacs.org/frisco.

Refresh Frisco

Frisco ISD families interested in a personal hygiene pack for their child can reach out to info@refreshfrisco.org. Students must qualify for the free and reduced lunch program through FISD.

For more information, visit https://refreshfrisco.org.





Giving help


COVID-19 North Texas Relief

Those interested in volunteering can sign up via the Facebook group page. Donations can also be made through the group page.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/818687131950687.

Frisco Family Services

Monetary donations can be made on the website to help those financially affected. Food and hygiene products can be donated to the food pantry at 9085 Dogwood St., Frisco. Frisco Resale at 9125 Dogwood St., Frisco, is accepting donations Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m.

For more information, call 972-335-9495 or visit https://friscofamilyservices.org.

Frisco Fastpacs

Food donations can be dropped off at Simmons Bank at 11811 Custer Road, Frisco; KidStrong at 9090 First St., Frisco; Frisco Fastpacs Warehouse at 124 Rose Lane, Ste. 603, Frisco; and Grace Avenue UMC Frisco at 3521 Main St., Frisco. Urgent food needs include 15-ounce cans of vegetables, fruit, ravioli, Spaghetti O's, soup, chili, beans, canned tuna, canned chicken or canned sausages. Monetary donations can be made on the organization's website.

For more information, call 469-731-5040, visit www.friscofastpacs.org or email info@friscofastpacs.org.

Lovepacs Frisco

Food donations can be dropped off or shipped to 5162 Running Brook Drive, Frisco; 5167 Navajo Drive, Frisco; 9322 Ironwood Drive, Frisco; and 15078 Daneway Drive, Frisco. Food needs include canned soup, meat and pasta; ramen noodles; boxed mac and cheese; oatmeal packs and granola bars. Monetary donations can be made on their website. Volunteer opportunities are available sorting food and packing bags.

For more information, visit www.lovepacs.org/frisco.

Refresh Frisco

Hygiene item donations can be dropped off at Lone Star Ranch at 5831 Summer Star Lane, Frisco; Waterstone at 5932 Myrtle Lane, Frisco; Heritage Lakes at 3522 Lincoln Drive, Frisco; Starwood at 4932 Shoreline Drive, Frisco; Highlands of Russell Park at 3101 Vidalia Lane, Plano; and Turnbridge Manor at 15078 Daneway Drive, Frisco. Items must be full-size, new and unopened. Items can include lip balm, conditioner, extra-moisturizing ethnic shampoo and conditioner, body wash, bar soap, combs, brushes, lotion, shaving cream, tampons and sunscreen. Monetary donations can be made on the organization's website.

For more information, visit https://refreshfrisco.org.
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By Elizabeth Ucles

Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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