March 2019   
A Message from our CEO
- Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr -

Last week I was honored and humbled to be selected by our Board of Directors as the new Chief Executive Officer. I've served as Interim CEO since late January, but this permanent selection has me so excited! You'd think after more than 15 years with ACO that I would be unphased by the struggles that come through our doors. But I continue to be shocked ... (read more)


FRI, April 5, 2019
6 - 8 p.m. 
Allen High School
Performing Arts Center

Allen Food + Wine Festival

SAT, April 13, 2019
12 noon - 5 p.m. 
The Village at Allen

ACO is the nonprofit partner of the Allen Food + Wine Festival and we are recruiting volunteers to help at the event.
Please sign up to volunteer by clicking below

Proceeds of $1.00 per wine glass sold at the event and of the wine stomping will benefit our programs.
We hope to see you there!  

The Mayor's Charity Bash 

SAT, September 21
Allen Convention Center

(more info coming soon)

Review our

Charity Golf Classic

A big thank you to a ll 130 golfers and volunteers who attended our golf event at Heritage Ranch Country Club on March 29!  It takes all of us together to fight hunger and homelessness in our communities, and to provide resources to help individuals facing financial crisis get back on their own feet. 


A special thank you to our sponsors: 

Title Sponsor: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Master Sponsor: My Community Credit Union
Eagle Sponsors: Hallmark Financial; Hempkins Insurance, United Parcel Services, and Raising Cane's for your great support! 

Volunteer Appreciation Spot

We want to show our deep appreciation for our loyal Food Pantry volunteer
Harold Nicholson

Harold started to volunteer at the pantry after he was invited by his fellow church friend Geoben Johnson, our pantry Manager. The invitation was casual said Harold, he said just come to ACO and check out our pantry one day.

 "Well, it's been two and a half years since that invitation, and I am still here...(read more)

Volunteers needed for week days.  

Community Partner
A big thank you to our new community supporter  Credit Union  of Texas  (CUTX) for their generous donation to help with the cost of replacing our very antiquated telephone system in our office. With a grant from the CoServ Charitable Foundation, this donation from CUTX, a donation from an individual donor, and some help from our friends at Axxys Technologies, ACO is only $1,200 short from securing 100% of the total cost of this project!
If you would like to help us meet our goal, please make an online donation, or mail your check to ACO at 801 E.  Main Street, Allen, TX 75002 by April 8th. Every dollar counts! 

(Pictured from left: ACO Board member Nathan Clarke, ACO CEO Marjorie Burr, CUTX Community Engagement Officer Desmond Bibbs, and ACO Board President Amy Gnadt.)  

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