Written by Phil Cerroni
Irving families receiving milk and groceries from the Irving Cares food pantry will be eating courtesy of the Dallas Stars Foundation. Their recent $10,000 grant will be used to provide nutritious fresh foods for families in need.
Irving Cares provides families in need with a nutritionally balanced grocery order. In the past fiscal year, over 8,300 families (more than 5,300 children) received emergency groceries through Irving Cares. Foods such as milk, eggs, and meat ensure that physical development is healthy and stable; providing the vitamins and nutrition that growing bodies need in order to develop. Irving Cares must purchase most perishable items since they are rarely donated. Funds received through the Dallas Stars Foundation will help fill this need. The price of food continues to increase, and the need for this important program has not declined.
“As one of our 2011-12 grant recipients, your organization can be proud of the positive and lasting difference you are making in the lives of our community’s children. We commend you for your exemplary work and are happy to assist you in your efforts,” wrote Lora Farris, Executive Director of the Dallas Stars Foundation.
“In order to provide fresh milk in every grocery order, we spend over $26,000 per year. We are proud of our partnership with the Dallas Stars Foundation. They were one of the very first donors to support our Food Pantry’s efforts to provide fresh milk rather than powdered. Kids eating cereal thank them!” said
Source: Irving Cares