Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH)
 

 

Quick Facts
About FISH:

April 2015—March 2016

1,500 volunteers donated 21,000 hours

Served 1,104 families each week

Provided over 1,165 meals each day

M.A.R.K. Program served an average of 300 students each week in 6 school districts, distributing 2,100 meals each weekend

PROVIDED:
$50,000 in utility
assistance

$6,226 in optical assistance

$7,000 in rent assistance

DISTRIBUTED:
Over 90,000 pounds of fresh produce

Over 1,000,000 pounds of food

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
Providing dog and cat food weekly to Senior Adults through a partnership with Turtle Creek Veterinary Clinic “Jingle Bowls” annual Holiday Fundraiser

Partnering with Home Depot through the “Good 360” program receiving various goods to distribute to local families.

Received a $5000 gift from Greenville Lions Club for optical assistance

Distributed box fans to clients to ease the summer heat in a program with Bethany Home Health.

THESE FOOD DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Peanut Butter
Macaroni & Cheese
Jelly or Jam
Hamburger Helper
Cornbread Mix
Pork & Beans
Oatmeal

WE ALSO WELCOME THESE!
Size 4 or 5 Diapers
Laundry Soap
Dish Soap

TOILETRIES ARE ALSO APPRECIATED!
Soap
Shampoo
Deodorant
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Disposable razors
Shaving cream

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.

FISH BBQ September 30


Purchase tickets from any FISH board member, at the door or online.


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 Greenville Daybreak Rotary ClubGreenville Rotary ClubGolden Kiwanis ClubGreenville Lions ClubTurtle Creek Veterinary Medical CenterTXU EnergyFarmers Electric CooperativeGEUSHerald Banner NewspaperWalmartBrookshire's of GreenvilleNorth Texas Food BankFeeding AmericaNissan of GreenvilleHunt Regional HealthcareUnited Way of Hunt CountyInnovation First International L-3 Mission Integration Home Depot Greenville