Network of Community Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a service area encompassing the 14 zip codes in Dallas County that make up the Richardson Independent School District (RISD). Founded in 1985,Network is a non-denominational, community-based organization serving nearly 9,000 individuals annually through over 47,000 units of service. Our mission is to care, coach and empower our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life. Current programming at Network includes Emergency Services (food, clothing, utilities, rent and income supports), a Medical & Dental voucher program, Senior's Net (supplemental food, handyman service, companion calls, information and referrals), and Stabilization Programs (Pathways case management and stability planning, Job Resource Center, Financial Empowerment Classes).
This Fall, as an extension of our main Food Pantry, Network is launching a new Mobile Food Pantry through a partnership with RISD. The Mobile Pantry Program will initially focus on 4 high needs RISD schools (Memorial Park Academy High School, Audelia Creek Elementary School, Liberty Junior High School, and Thurgood Marshall Elementary School) providing food on a monthly basis for qualifying students and their families. In addition to food distribution, Network will provide access to nutritional information and healthy recipes for all individuals receiving food and information on Network's other basic needs and stabilization programming for each family.
North Texas Giving Day (September 19) is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Added to the effort this year will be a $10,000 challenge grant from a group of generous donors which will come to Network when we hit $45,000 in donations. Help us reach that magic mark so we can make the most of this important day for families in need. You can start scheduling your gift on Sept 9! https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/network-of-community-ministries-inc