Feed Lake Highlands
FEEDING BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT
Feed Lake Highlands (FLH) serves the Lake Highlands Community by feeding the body, mind, and spirit of its inhabitants. We focus specifically on those who live on a fixed, limited and low incomes.
We believe that hunger is a community problem and requires a community solution. We partner with the North Texas Food Bank, Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, the Lake Highlands YMCA and Lake Highlands Residents to fight hunger and feed hope to Lake Highlands residents struggling with poverty and hunger on many levels.
Feeding the Body
Food insecurity has a ripple effect in our community. The effects of which are felt well beyond the person experiencing pangs of hunger. A hungry child is more susceptible to illness and, as a result, misses more school and learns at a slower pace. Increased illness and mental lethargy or distraction due to hunger impact the entire classroom and in the end, all students are affected.
The food distribution program provides supplemental groceries to registered clients on a monthly basis. As of February 2016, we serve 92 households (225 individuals) and provide them 27 lbs of healthy food per person monthly.
Feeding the Mind
The Homework Club serves at-risk students from kindergarten through fifth grade. With the help of our volunteers, students work to improve their basic reading and math skills. We currently tutor and mentor 33 students from Skyview, Thurgood Marshall, and Wallace Schools.
Feed Lake Highlands, in conjunction with the Lake Highlands YMCA, also offers healthy life style classes. A doctor referral program for children identified as pre-diabetic called Get Up and Go and a class designed for the Hispanic community called Salsa, Sabor y Salud.
Feeding the Spirit
FLH was born from a ministry of Lake Highlands United Methodist Church. Clients of our programs recieve information about the New Room Community Church, a campus of LHUMC located in the New Room Community Center.
We offer two summer camp experiences to children and youth involved with our programs. A week at Kids Across America (KAA), or Pine Cove Camp in the City offers a safe place that empowers children living in difficult circumstances to experience love and learn more about themselves.
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