MISD adding food pantry to their family support center

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MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar) – Midland ISD launched their new family support center a few months ago and they want everyone to know they are here to help anyone who may need it.

“What I love about it is being able to help the community, especially going through this pandemic,” said MISD family support specialist Theresa Barrera.

Since opening the family support center two months ago, MISD has been getting a lot of requests.

“We get a lot of emails especially from the school and like from the counselors and they are saying a family is in need and so we’ll reach out to them and we guide them to the resources that they are needing,” Barrera.

And the family support center is offering many resources to families including making sure nobody goes hungry.

“We just started a food pantry and that’s about two weeks ago from the Texas Food Bank,” said Barrera. “Also, we do have hygiene anything from shampoos, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toilet tissue.”

The district hopes the food pantry can make a real difference.

“I like the idea of having them to leave to know that we’re here to help but other than that, it feels good,” said Barrera.

The family support center is only taking appointments due to COVID-19 but say it will not turn anyone away.

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March 18 2021 03:00 pm