Frisco ISD has exploded in the last two decades, along with the town of Frisco, Texas—from a sleepy railroad town north of Dallas with a few thousand residents… to a bustling suburb… and now a boomtown in its own right. FISD has over 65,000 students… and over 13% of them qualify for the Free & Reduced-Cost Lunch Program.
Many of these children do not have a hot meal between the end of the school day on Friday and the start of school on Monday. Even in a successful and affluent community like ours, hunger and food insecurity are an issue.
Frisco Fastpacs is changing that. Every week throughout the school year, we deliver individual pre-packed bags to FISD schools that include enough food for seven meals for each qualifying child to take home over the weekend. Each Friday, we deliver over 7,000 meals, to all 74 FISD campuses, taken home by over 1,000 children in our area. Read more here about who and how we serve the community.
Empty Bowls is a national movement designed to increase awareness and end hunger, with many cities hosting a similar event for area food pantries and charities. Frisco has its own Empty Bowls event, and 2023 will be our fith edition.