DynCorp International team members in Fort Worth, Texas, are showing how “DI Cares” by supporting Community Storehouse’s Summer Lunch program. For many local children, when school is out for the summer, so is access to free or reduced price lunch options. Community Storehouse provides qualified families access to their food pantry in the summer to pick up extra kid-friendly foods as needed for their school-aged children through this special program.
DI team members are chipping in by donating non-perishable food items to help fill the food pantry throughout the month of June and placing online donations to directly benefit the program.
“Once we learned about this great program at Community Storehouse we were excited to be able to support it,” said Jan Gillespie, DynCorp International Treasury associate. “The Treasury and Risk team members collaborated and saw this as a unique opportunity for the DI Forth Worth team to partner with a local organization that supports the families of our surrounding communities.”
Summer Lunch Program
All qualified families are able to register for this Community Storehouse program. Those who qualify may come to Community Storehouse’s food pantry to pick up extra kid-friendly food as needed for their children who are out of school. Children, normally qualifying for the governmental free/reduced lunch program during the school year, experience food insecurity when school is not in session. This important hunger prevention program assistance is provided in June, July and August. Individuals wishing to participate in this program should consult their child’s school counselor to see if they qualify for this program.
About Community Storehouse
Keeping children active and thriving in the Keller and Northwest Independent School Districts is what Community Storehouse is all about. Community Storehouse is the only non-profit, 501(c)3 children’s charity in northeast Tarrant County focused on this mission.
From time to time, a variety of seemingly insurmountable obstacles can spring up between children and their success in school: severe or terminal illness that strikes them or a parent; a parent’s job loss; family poverty; or even sudden death in the family. Community Storehouse assists children and their families who face these challenges or any other with a variety of services for education – which include reading and school supplies programs – and well-being, with help in nutrition, clothing and health care.