Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH)

Quick Facts
About FISH:

April 2012—March 2013

944 volunteers donated 4,561 hrs.
Local churches, businesses, civic groups and individuals donated $619,095 in food
Served 27,855 individuals
Distributed $600,411 in food
$44,515.64 in electric assist.
$28,388.66 in medical assist.
$4,382 in dental assist.
$1,287 in optical assist.
$20,252.64 in Rx assistance
$15,948.48 in misc. assistance which included: toiletries, fans, A/C units, Energy Efficiency Kits, CFL Kits, birth certificates, diapers

8,296 adults
3,363 senior adults
16,196 children
8,804 family units
Expanded Community Garden
Celebrated 2nd year of M.A.R.K. Program with GISD
Distributed over 1,000 turkeys and 500 Christmas baskets during first annual Hunt County Gives
Over 900 attend Fall Barbecue
Partnered with local soup kitchen
In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank distributed over 162,760 pounds of fresh produce valued at $374,348

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.

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.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Thanksgiving and Christmas food distribution a success!

Hundreds of people helped us put together and then distribute turkeys and food boxes to those most in need in Hunt County this past Thanksgiving and Christmas. We couldn't have done it without all the help we had.

2013 Food Baskets

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.

Community Partners TXU Energy United Way of Hunt County North Texas Food Bank Farmers Electric Cooperative Innovation First International GEUS L-3 Mission Integration Hunt Regional Healthcare Walmart Feeding America