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Frisco Family Services encouraging healthy food choices

Frisco Family Services Encouraging Healthy Food Choices

In recognition of the need for healthy hearts and healthy habits, Frisco Family Services recently took action to encourage healthier food choices by offering extra choices to the Frisco Food Pantry that would allow residents to create new types of heart-healthy meals.

“The goal is to educate, support, and supply the items needed to support each and every person to live a heart-healthy lifestyle,” said Keri Keck, Client Services Director. “One of the great things about our Food Pantry is that we offer a variety of different nutritious food options. Providing additional heart-healthy meals is just another way we can help our client’s better plan for success.”

Different heart-healthy meals were featured weekly, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes all featured. Fresh fruits and vegetables are staples in each recipe and are provided to every client along with all the other ingredients needed to prepare it.

For 25 years, Frisco Family Services has remained the only food pantry in Frisco, now providing nearly 400,000 meals to neighbors in crisis a year, and is the most utilized of the many programs they offer. Clients can shop in a grocery store-like setting for the food they know their family can eat. In addition to nutritious food choices including perishables, meat, dairy, and fresh produce, paper goods, hygiene, and household products are also available. This keeps families from being forced to choose between keeping food on the table, keeping a roof over their heads, or purchasing life-saving medications.

To learn more about Frisco Family Services and the Frisco Food Pantry, please visit FriscoFamilyServices.org.

COURTESY: Katie Carnival