See how DFW-area groups are feeding the public as coronavirus continues

Mimi Conner (right) unloads food from her car after picking up non-perishable foods from the North Texas Food Bank and purchasing foods from Aldi, with help from volunteer Michelle Leavitt. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mimi Conner (right) unloads food from her car after picking up non-perishable foods from the North Texas Food Bank and purchasing foods from Aldi, with help from volunteer Michelle Leavitt. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mimi Conner (right) unloads food from her car after picking up non-perishable foods from the North Texas Food Bank and purchasing foods from Aldi, with help from volunteer Michelle Leavitt. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read Community Impact Newspaper coverage of how local groups are feeding vulnerable populations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Free deliveries available for those in need in Plano

The Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is offering a volunteer delivery system as a solution to the possible risks of breaking coronavirus-related isolation.

Lovepacs Plano faces challenges feeding children in need; innovates new ways to serve

Plano ISD closed its campuses the week after spring break due to coronavirus concerns, creating an unprecedented change for Lovepacs.



Lovepacs serves children on the free and reduced lunch program, providing non-perishable foods during extended school breaks, like Thanksgiving, and winter and spring breaks.

Frisco ISD has provided over 43,000 meals to students in need one month into school closures

During the month Frisco ISD schools have been closed, the district has been providing meals to over 9,000 of its students.

Since March 17, the district has provided breakfast and lunch to FISD students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Richardson ISD staff hand out meals at Audelia Creek Elementary

Richardson ISD has made it a priority to continue feeding students even as spread of the coronavirus has forced the indefinite closure of schools districtwide.

Liesbeth Powers, Makenzie Plusnick and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.



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