"Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another." 
~~Erma Bombeck


First and foremost, we hope this newsletter finds you and your family safe and healthy during these unsettling times.

We wanted to take this time during April, National Volunteer Month, to honor our hard working volunteers, whose smiling faces and dedicated passion allow us to fulfill our mission and help our neighbors in crisis.

While our volunteers are vital in our ability to provide programs and services, their safety and well-being is important to us. That's why our volunteers are taking the necessary precautions and are currently sheltering at home, to help stop the spread of COVID - 19.

And, boy do we MISS OUR VOLUNTEERS !

We miss their happy faces. We miss their compassionate hearts. We miss their dedication to our mission, and most of all, we miss working side by side each and every one of them as we serve our community.

Our regular and corporate volunteers are like family to us. They roll up their sleeves and impact every area of Frisco Family Services. Last year, our volunteers generously gave over 46,000 hours of their time to help fulfill our mission!

We utilize our volunteers in all areas of service: at the Food Pantry and Resale Store ; office and front desk; client workshops; grocery store pickups and Mobile Food Pantry deliveries; special events, and to assist with our Summer Lunch, Back2School and Holiday Programs.

So we celebrate and recognize all of our wonderful volunteers, for the irreplaceable impact of their time, energy, and compassion for our mission and our community. We cannot wait to be back together!

From the bottom of our hearts, your community and Frisco Family Services thanks you for all you do!
Volunteer Roles
Our volunteer needs run through every facet of Frisco Family Services. Here are the different volunteer roles that provide many opportunities to help our neighbors in crisis.

  • Food Pantry - picking up, unloading and sorting donations, stocking shelves and assisting clients at Frisco’s only community Food Pantry.
  • Agency Office - providing staff and client support by performing office work.
  • CHAMPS Workshops - facilitate workshops that provide clients with the education, tools, training, and support necessary for self-sufficiency and success.
  • Frisco Resale - sorting and organizing donations for the sales floor, accepting donated items, assisting Resale staff.
  • Seasonal Programs - assist with the set-up and execution of client programs such as the Holiday Store, Back2School and Silver Bells Senior Social.
A Glimpse into the Volunteer Life
COVID - 19 Update
Still Going Strong ...
We want to let you know that we are still here, standing strong and meeting the critical needs of our neighbors. Right now, because of COVID-19, many individuals have had an unexpected loss of income and are unable to get the basic necessities they need to care for their families. We are seeing an increase in need for assistance already and expect this to continue.

A lot has changed over the past month:

We experienced a 58% increase in March applications for assistance and provided an additional 5,000 meals . Almost 50% of March clients are NEW applicants and our food pantry visits are up by 23%.

Client appointments with our case managers are conducted via teleconferencing, with new client applications accepted in the Agency lobby or by calling 972-335-9495 to set up an appointment.
 
Food Pantry access for clients remains drive-thru only or delivered to their homes if they are seniors or home-bound, and we accept Food Pantry donations with social distancing enforced.
 
We've suspended our volunteer recruitment, orientations and adult life-skills classes for the time being.

Frisco Resale is temporarily closed and we are now accepting new and gently used donations on Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing continues multiple times throughout the day at all locations, along with "flu-season hygiene," as it is imperative that everyone does his or her part to help prevent the spread of this virus.

From the youngest, to those we have helped in the past, to our faith-based partners, we want to thank everyone who donated to Frisco's only community food pantry last week. (Check out just some of our wonderful supporters below!)
While we remain Committed to our Community, we cannot do this alone. Thank you for your continued support of our mission.
972-335-9495 | P.O.Box 1387, Frisco TX | www.friscofamilyservices.org

For more than 25 years, Frisco Family Services has helped members of our Frisco and Frisco ISD communities, who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs, improve their quality of life and achieve
self-sufficiency.