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YMSL helps provide sack lunches to kids in need through support of Seven Loaves Food Pantry in Plano, TX
"THANKS to the Keg Steakhouse & Bar for their generosity and commitment to improving lives in our community and THANKS to the hundreds of passionate supporters of the Seven Loaves Food Pantry & Community Center - the SEVEN LOAVES SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM PLACED FIRST IN TEXAS VOTING and received a generous grant of $25,000 from The Keg Steakhouse & Bar.
THANKS TO YOU the Seven Loaves Food Pantry & Community Center along with Plano Independent Schools, Plano Jr. League, National Charity League, Young Mens Service League, Boy Scouts, Girls Scounts and hundreds of volunteers, there will be over 17,000 healthy sack lunches provided to children in Collin County who are at risk of going without enough food this summer.
THANKS TO YOU!
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There are over 55,000 children enrolled in PISD for the 2010-2011 school year of which approximately 10,000, or about 18%, participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program (SBP/NSLP). The SBP/NSLP are federally assisted meal programs operating in public, non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. Very often, these meals are the primary - or only - sustenance these children receive. These children are food insecure. According to the USDA, food insecurity is limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways (that is, without resorting to emergency food supplies, scavenging, stealing, or other coping strategies). During the school year, SBP/NSLP help fight food insecurity for children. But what happens when school is not in session? On weekends and during the summer and holiday breaks, these children are at risk of not having enough, or perhaps anything, to eat each day.
Your support of the Summer Lunch Program is helping to provide kids in need with lunch this summer so they can stay healthy and be ready for school to start this fall. Thanks so much for your support. "
All the best to you and yours,
Janet Collinsworth, Executive Director
Seven Loaves Food Pantry & Community Center
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dallas/Ft. Worth YMSL - lets "Pack the Plaza" on Saturday May 7th from 7-9 am! Channel 8 will be doing a story on us! We are collecting teacher appreciation gifts for the teachers we will be supporting this year for our Ultimate Gift Event at the Vogel Alcove and City Park Elementary.
If you can make it and want to contribute please bring your donations to your chapter or contact Pam Rosener at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come out and support YMSL! Details:
When: May 7, 2011
Time: 7:00 am-9:00 am
Where: WFAA – Channel 8 Victory Plaza – near American Airlines Center (Olive & Houston) - Parking available in Lot A off Olive
Monday, March 7, 2011
Tana Riddell, President
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Milton Chapter is up and running, and very excited about what the future holds for the Young Men and their Moms in the city of Milton, Georgia. Our first Mom's Informational Meeting was attended by eleven YMSL Milton Board Members, and from the YMSL Northeast Atlanta Chapter - Debbie Bartolomei and Susan Butler - and thirty-one interested Moms! Let the "service" begin!
President Milton Chapter
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
On Saturday, February 5th; fifteen high school boys and their moms, members of Young Men’s Service League – Silver Star Chapter, hosted lunch for the U.S. Army’s finest men and women as they prepared to deploy from the United States. Organized by YMSL Meet and Greet the Troops Chair, Karen Foster and USO Event Coordinator, Meagan Bergeron, the volunteers spent three hours with the approximately 100 service men and women sharing lunch and well wishes for a safe return back home. Sharing a meal was the plan – sharing time was the goal – and sharing friendship was the end result. The soldiers told harrowing tales from their calls of duty, as well as familial stories from their time spent at home.
The D/FW Metroplex is known around the country for their big Texas welcome of the troops when they arrive. Sending the soldiers on their way with a warm meal and Texas-sized thanks completes their journey – until they visit us again.
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Friday, February 4, 2011
“Four fantastic of years of Alpharetta, GA. Hundreds of service/philanthropy events. And most importantly, countless lives touched through the generosity and selflessness of the YMSL Alpharetta High School chapter. But most recently at one of our meetings, I was the one who was moved. Mr. John Joseph travelled all the way from Alabama to discuss his take on the college scene and the steps a high school senior like me should take in making the extremely important transition a successful one. When reflecting on his speech, words such as balance, focus, perseverance and even failure come to mind. That's right failure. We were told that college is a time of learning, independence, and of course great fun. But even more importantly it can be thought of as a trial run for the rest our lives in terms of success. Being told that it was OKAY to fail sometimes despite trying my hardest definitely placed some assurance inside of me when pondering the next four important years of my life. One thing is for sure: Mr. Joseph's words spoke not just to me, but all of my college bound peers, that college is a time to truly find who we are. In return of developing ourselves, we can then touch the lives of others in countless ways and extend hand to the world. Thank you Mr. Joseph.”
Taylor Marshall, Senior and 4 year member of YMSL, Alpharetta chapter