During the month of August, Plano West continued our quarterly-ish service project of providing nutritious lunches to our neighbors in Plano who are experiencing homelessness.
It was a VERY HOT day, hitting 100 degrees F, so there was no surprise seeing a line for cold hearty lunches on Wednesday, August 12th at 11:15am.  We had 13 volunteers who purchased and assembled 54 lunches containing 4oz-deli meat sandwiches, cold grapes, an orange, a breakfast bar, and cashews, as well as plenty of ice-cold waters to go around!
We also provided lots of supplies for the non-profit, Streetside Showers, who provides free showers at the same time as the lunches.  Our volunteers provided the following types of items that were needed:  razors, foot powder, deodorant, Q-tips, toothbrushes, soaps, sunglasses and wipes.  Streetside Showers is always very appreciative of our supply donations, as well as the lunches.
If you want to help, we will collect food & supplies again, by November 17th, for delivery on the 18th at Streetside Showers in E. Plano on 18th street, behind the Assistance Center of Collin County, who help provide "people in crisis with information regarding agencies, non-profits and faith-based organizations to contact for assistance" and "help individuals and families with temporary financial assistance related to housing and utility payments to avoid eviction and/or utility disconnection".
Also, this lunch program was initiated and organized by Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas, to serve those in need in our community.