Several DynCorp International team members in Fort Worth, Texas, volunteered their time to support the food pantry at Community Storehouse, a non-profit children’s charity in Tarrant County. The volunteers helped organize the pantry and sorted clothes donations to be distributed at resale shops, as well as donated numerous boxes of kid-friendly foods to support their Summer Lunch program.
“Our team was pleased to be able to support Community Storehouse. Being able to work firsthand with this great organization was not just rewarding but also fun – we all would have liked to stay longer than we planned,” said Jennifer Gillespie, DynCorp International treasury associate. “We definitely look forward to working more with them in the future and hope to make this a regular event.”
Summer Lunch Program
Through a food drive at DI’s offices in Fort Worth, donations were collected to support the Summer Lunch program, which provides qualified families with access to their food pantry to pick up food as needed for their children on summer vacation that typically qualify for governmental free/reduced lunch. This important hunger prevention program assistance is provided in June, July and August.
About Community Storehouse
Community Storehouse is dedicated to keeping children active and thriving in the Keller and Northwest Independent School Districts in Texas. 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.