PlanoStarCourier reported on Dec. 10th that Feed-A-Hero, a nonprofit initiative to feed first responders on Christmas, is preparing for it’s fifth year. The initiative started when Jim Searles began taking meals to a fire station in his Denton community. Over the past four years he’s found a community desire and personal mission to serve public servants across North Texas. On Christmas morning, volunteers across Collin and Denton counties prepare barbecue lunches to be delivered to fire and police stations across six counties – Collin, Denton, Dallas, Wise, Parker, Tarrant and Cook – expanding this year to departments in Arlington and Fort Worth. Last year, more than 100 Feed-A-Hero volunteers delivered meals to 1,500 police and firefighters. As the popularity behind Feed-A-Hero community grows, Searles plans to deliver 4,500 meals to departments this year and 7,000 by 2019.
FeedAHero honors first responders for responding to the call for help 365 days a year. Visit their website to learn more.