Thanks to the Dallas Stars

Irving families who get milk, meat or eggs at the Irving Cares food pantry can thank the Dallas Stars Foundation.  Their $10,000 grant will be spent on nutritious fresh foods for families in need.

Over 8,300 families (more than 5,300 children) got emergency groceries at Irving Cares.  Foods such as milk, eggs, and meat ensure that children’s physical development is healthy by providing vitamins and nutrition that growing bodies need.

Perishable items are rarely donated so Irving Cares buys them.  To provide fresh milk in every order, Irving Cares spends over $26,000 per year.  Funds received through the Dallas Stars Foundation will help fill this need.  The Dallas Stars Foundation was one of the first donors to support the Food Pantry efforts to give fresh milk rather than powdered.  Kids eating cereal are thankful!

 “As one of our 2011-12 grant recipients, your organization can be proud of the positive and lasting difference you are making in the lives of our community’s children.  We commend you for your exemplary work and are happy to assist you in your efforts,” wrote Lora Farris, Executive Director of the Dallas Stars Foundation.

The Dallas Stars Foundation was established to serve as a positive force throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  The Foundation focuses its efforts on providing support to the children of the community so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society.  Through teamwork, interaction, and education, the Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together all members of the Metroplex and build a bright future for today’s youth.  See more at and