Fish City Grill Continues Their Record of Community Support

 

Earlier this month, Fish City Grill in the Lake Highlands Town Center featured Feed Lake Highlands as the beneficiary of their monthly donation day. On the first Tuesday of every month, they donate 15% of their sales to a local non-profit. The April event marked the third time the team at Fish City Grill chose FLH as their First Tuesday beneficiary! We are thankful for this generous gift. The FLH team also could not help but notice the way that God's blessings come full circle!

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Brisket Bash

Nothing can stop a great brisket sandwich from being enthusiastically consumed and we certainly lived that out on Saturday, March 28th!  Although the wind prevented our 6 tents (aka our community publicity) from going up, the threat of rain didn’t stop anyone from coming by the New Room for a brisket sack lunch.  

 

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Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up

Cleaning is definitely not listed as one of my spiritual or physical gifts.  Nor is it my love language in any form or fashion. The Lord is so very good and He blessed us this year with an abundance of folks who love to serve Him by sharing their time, willingness and cleaning skills.  Every inch of the New Room sparkles and cabinets, closets and clothes racks are organized monthly. We are grateful for our partners -- the women of Lake Highlands Women’s League, the moms and daughters of the Lake Highlands National Charity League and the men, women, children and youth of Lake Highlands Church.  These groups send cleaners with energy and enthusiasm to tackle dusting furniture, defrosting freezers and de-cluttering closets. While cleaning takes place, stories about the New Room are told and community happens!

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Student Service Hours

We want to give a huge shout out and thank you to the National Honor Society students and teacher sponsors at Lake Highlands High School.  Three years ago, this organization helped us with our Annie’s Kids’ Christmas present distribution, and they have been helping us ever since! All the NHS students we have interacted with are fantastic - they are leaders, initiators and influencers.

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Ropa Moyo: Camper to Kaleo

I feel like the first time to do anything is just like the first day of Kindergarten all over again. There’s a bit of excitement, some nerves, but also, there is just so much that is unknown.

However, sometimes there are people that are in your life that have gone before you and can speak to all the uncertainty, and while you will definitely have your own experiences, there is some relief to share in someone else's.

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Sharing Life Awards Feed Lake Highlands Partner of the Year!

Our food ministry is something we are known for, and it sometimes confuses people that we have other components to our ministry. We feed the body, mind, and spirit, and we put a lot of love and care into each component. But, our food ministry is what we are known for.

We distribute food three times a month to 210 households, which is about 700 individuals. This is the largest our program has ever been, and we are so thankful for the growth journey that this program has taken us on. We continue to adapt our program and ourselves to serve those that are living at or below the poverty line in the Lake Highlands Community. And while in our program timeline there are many defining moments where our program changed drastically, there have also been great components of consistency. Aside from our Team Members who have been with us since the beginning, Sharing Life, our North Texas Food Bank “hub,” has been the most consistent aspect to our ministry.

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Food, Friendship and Freedom

In February of 2012, after discovering that many of our neighbors along the Whitehurst Corridor were hungry for physical food, Feed Lake Highlands (FLH) opened their doors within the New Room Community Center, located at 10061 Whitehurst, and distributed 1000 pounds of food to 51 individuals.  Growth in this program continues and in February of 2019, we distributed over 10,200 pounds of food to 725 individuals.  Currently distribution occurs on 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays from 1:30-6:30 pm.  Come and check out the action!

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Youth and Kids Give Back

At the beginning of Feed Lake Highlands as we were gathering a lot of information from other nonprofits in the area about all that it takes to run a successful ministry, and as we were doing our research, we heard a saying that has stuck with us - Hunger is a community problem that requires a community solution.

We are so thankful for our community partners and the work that we are able to do together in Lake Highlands. We are also so in awe of how the community of Lake Highlands answers the call to serve their neighbors. It is truly a community that comes around those who are struggling and those in need.

Throughout the past three months we have seen groups that many would discount serve with such kindness and thoughtfulness, and the best part was that they were children and youth in the community.

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Sadie's Snacks

Food is what Feed Lake Highlands is known for. It’s in our name, and it is incorporated into every aspect of our ministry. We provide supplemental groceries to 200 families a month through our Food Distribution Program, but many people don’t know that we provide snacks twice a week to the students enrolled in our EPIC After School Program, and food is a big component of our Camp Experiences. We are enthusiastic about food!

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Christmas Joy

The Christmas season is a time of giving joy, receiving blessings and sharing the love of Jesus. Families involved in the programs of Feed Lake Highlands were richly blessed by so many different families in our community this past season. The gifts of community and relationship are truly gifts that never stop giving and we never tire of receiving. We are grateful for such wonderful community partners.

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