Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scare Away Hunger

This Friday night is Scare on the Square in Historic Downtown McKinney.  

Streets in downtown McKinney are closed off for trick-or-treaters to cross the streets safely, going from shop to shop to collect goodies from local business owners. Families can celebrate Halloween in a safe and festive environment in our charming and unique downtown.

Scare on the Square also serves to help the needy in our community.
Once again this year, Main Street is partnering with 3E McKinney and is requesting those attending Scare on the Square bring canned food donations to benefit the Food Pantry.
Date: Friday, Oct. 29
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Place: Historic Downtown McKinney
3e McKinney will be collecting 15 oz canned vegetables and 15 oz canned fruit for the Community Food Pantry of McKinney.

Look for our collection site on the corner of Louisiana and Tennessee (on the Courthouse lawn) during the Scare on the Square.

Scare Away Hunger is also happening this same weekend throughout McKinney.

In Collin County (one of the most affluent areas in Texas), more than 8 percent of children (more than 65,000) live in poverty. The poverty line is defined as a family of four living on less than $22,050.

Several local churches, partnering with 3e McKinney, desire that we be a group of people, so impacted by Christ's love, that we become Christ's hands and feet.  We can demonstrate the difference Christ has made in our lives by showing compassion for those in our community who don't have the basic necessity of food.

 In case you can't make a food donation at the Scare on the Square event on Friday, there are three alternate food collection sites available for you on Saturday:
Market Street Grocery Store
Brookshire's Grocery Store
Sam's Food Club

You can check out the Scare Away Hunger website for more details.
Till tomorrow...

2 Cowgurls said:

Hollace said...

What a great idea! And it is wonderful to see the cooperation between different organizations/churches.

Val said...

What a nice idea - to turn a holiday that is about getting into a chance to give back. It's so scary to see those could four people survive on so little? Thank God that there are people who will give and help.