Northeast Tarrant

Stock up for seniors

Stock the pantry for our special seniors!

Each fall, the Girls Night Out and Men’s Club teams at North Texas SNAP (Special Needs Assistance Partners) team up to help make a difference in our community. This year the teams’ annual Helping Hands Food Drive is set to benefit Metroport Meals on Wheels.

With the help of Market Street – Colleyville, located at 5605 Colleyville Blvd. in Colleyville, from now until Nov. 14, food bins will be placed in front of the Market Street – Colleyville store where food donations can be dropped off.

Just show up to do your daily or weekly grocery shopping and toss in a few extra single serving entrees, cans of tuna, chicken, roast beef, vegetables, fruit or instant oatmeal. Still not sure what to buy? Ask any of those wonderful folks over at Market Street and they can provide you a list of food needed for the pantry.

Come on everyone — let’s stock that pantry for our seniors.

Still Shining

It may seem a bit early to be talking about Thanksgiving, but for those amazing folks at I Can Still Shine — a program that helps battered and abused women and children in our community — early just equals good planning.

The organization is gearing up for a special Thanksgiving dinner for over 250 moms and kids. And they need our help.

Set for noon Nov. 15 at the Birdville Baptist Church, located at 3141 Carson Street in Haltom City, this year’s need is a little different. As you would expect, this group is asking for donations of Thanksgiving dinner favorites: turkey, ham, dressing, fruit salad, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce and lots of deserts. However, because there is a lack of ability to cook anything, all donations must be fully cooked.

Not to panic, if you don’t have the ability to prepare this food yourself, I Can Still Shine has an answer for that. For a $50 donation sent to the I Can Still Shine program, this group will take care of everything. Seriously, how more easy could this be?

Grab your checkbook, write it out in the amount of $50 and before you can say Tom Turkey, you have guaranteed a mom and child trying to escape the horrific trauma of domestic violence a special Thanksgiving dinner.

Here is a thought: why not send in this donation in the name of someone as a holiday gift. Sure it may be early, but you could mark that name off your list. Just think how this person would feel if you told him or her that this year because of them a special family who left a nightmare situation now has a very special memory.

If you choose to fully prepare a meal for I Can Still Shine, Birdville Baptist Church will be open at 10 a.m. that Saturday to accept your generous creation.

If you choose to send a check for $50, get it out now and mail it to I Can Still Shine at 729 Grapevine Highway, Hurst TX 76054.

More information can be found on the organization’s website at or by contacting them at 817-427-1111.

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