Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH)
 

 

Quick Facts
About FISH:

April 2013—March 2014

1,273 volunteers donated 9,539 hrs.
Local churches, businesses, civic groups and individuals donated $1,058,514 in food
Served 49,671 individuals
Distributed $1,062,590 in food
PROVIDED:
$57,291 in electric assist.
$7,968 in medical assist.
$6,910 in dental assist.
$4,210 in optical assist.
$9,892 in Rx assistance
$8,988 in rental assistance

SERVED:
20,514 adults
5,195 senior adults
23,962 children
14,110 family units
Provided more than $1 million in food and assistance in fiscal year 2013-2014
Expanded M.A.R.K. program to 4 additional school districts
Distributed over 1,500 turkeys and 1,495 Christmas baskets during the Hunt County Gives 2013
Over 1,000 attend Fall Barbecue
In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank distributed over 174,093 pounds of fresh produce valued at $478,755

 

THESE FOOD DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
PEANUT BUTTER
MAC N CHEESE
JELLY OR JAM
HAMBURGER HELPER
CORNBREAD MIX
PORK N BEANS
OATMEAL
SIZE 4 OR 5 DIAPERS
LAUNDRY SOAP
DISH SOAP

All donations can be delivered to FISH at 2805 King Street. If after hours please call ahead to ensure someone will be there to receive your donation.


Welcome to Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH)

FISH in bricksFISH brings hope to victims of neglect, abuse, those with serious illness, those with loss of jobs and other crisis situations. We provide food, support to assist in payment of electric, gas, water and sewer bills, rent or mortgage, assist with access to medical treatment either by payment of office visits, lab work, x-rays, prescription assistance, dental office visits and treatment, and access to obtain eye exams, glasses and other medical treatment.

Mission
To provide short-term emergency assistance to residents of Hunt County who are in crisis due to neglect, abuse, or with serious illness, loss of job and other family crisis situations. Assistance is provided in the form of housing/utility assistance, food, access to healthcare services, prescriptions, dental, optical, some educational assistance and other related areas of assistance.

It's time to plan your garden!

Community GardenIf you pass the Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH) building on King Street, you may notice the neatly divided garden plots that are ready for planting this year. This will be the fourth year for the program, which has 25 plots available for rent and a large area where vegetables are grown for FISH clients. The gardens were very productive last year, providing the needy with fresh produce, including lettuce, tomatoes, okra, peppers, mustard greens and beans.

In addition,there are plots that anyone in the community can rent for $15 per year. Many of the people who took plots and planted their own vegetables had a surplus that they happily shared with us. Plots are cleaned and prepared for the coming planting season. Registration for space is open, and plots are available for $15 a year again this season. Each gardener maintains his/her own plot from planting to harvest.

Growing a garden is a great family activity, allowing kids to learn about where their food comes from. And they're more likely to eat things they've grown!

To download the guidelines for the Community Garden, click here.

 

A Quick Overview of Hunt County Shared Ministries

Hunt County Shared Ministries was organized to help meet basic emergency needs of families residing within Hunt County. Organized in 1980 the ministry has grown from a small pantry to providing services ranging from food to prescription medicines.

Each year, FISH (more commonly known as) serves over 8,000 families in crisis which included over 28,000 individuals.

FISH is supported by a coalition of churches, individuals, local businesses, a partner agency with the United Way of Hunt County and the North Texas Food Bank.

Hunt County Shared Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit and all donations are tax-deductible.

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