Krum churches, sponsors give school supplies to 187 students
First United Methodist Church of Krum distributed backpacks full of school supplies to nearly 200 students on Aug. 5.
The small church raised more than $5,500 to stock the backpacks with essential school supplies through its Half Apple Ministry. First Baptist Church of Krum donated $456 worth of spiral notebooks, composition books, pencil sharpeners and index cards for the drive.
The First United Bank of Krum gave more than 7,600 pencils, and Albertsons in Denton donated 100 paper bags volunteers packed with supplies. Supplies were given to Krum school district students who qualify for the free and reduced-cost lunch program.
The Half Apple Ministry serves as the first phase of the Methodist church's yearly mission to help students in Krum schools. The second phase is the Appleseed Ministry, which connects volunteer mentors to elementary school students to increase literacy.
The drive served 187 students and 86 families. In addition to things such as binders and rulers, the drive donated 1,584 glue sticks, 2,500 sheets of cardstock and 690 pens.
Local mobile food pantry relocates
The Denton Mobile Food Pantry has a new location.
The pantry is now at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St.
The Denton Hunger Coalition opens the food pantry from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month.
The hunger coalition works to relieve hunger in Denton County and the surrounding areas. The coalition is a partnership between the Denton Community Food Center, First Refuge Ministries, the Salvation Army, Our Daily Bread and Denton County Friends of the Family.
To volunteer at the mobile food pantry, visit the Denton Hunger Coalition Facebook page.
FEATURE IMAGE: Backpacks and school supplies awaited the 178 children in the Krum Independent School District on Aug. 5, 2017. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church of Krum.