Jill Goad, the executive director of Feed Lake Highlands. Photography by Kathy Tran.

Feed Lake Highlands, founded in 2012

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Who they are

The faith-based nonprofit ministry came from the Lake Highlands United Methodist Church’s efforts to establish worshipping congregations in apartment communities here in 1996. One location, The New Room Community Center in the Whitehurst Corridor, opened in 2007. After this opening, residents wanted more spiritual and educational involvement, and the hunger need began to rise. The nonprofit became official with the help of 14 families receiving food in early 2012.

What they do

Feed Lake Highlands offers 15 to 20 pounds of food to every individual in a qualifying Lake Highlands household on a monthly basis. The nonprofit also offers after-school clubs to help 40 children strengthen educational, leadership and life skills. The New Room offers overnight opportunities and day camps throughout the summer.

How to help

The nonprofit’s annual August Topgolf tournament is moving to Oct. 18. Food donations and distribution are ongoing. Feed Lake Highlands is open to helping anyone who wishes to host a food drive.

“Feed Lake Highlands is committed to the Lake Highlands community. We believe that together we can end hunger in our neighborhood.”

— Jill Goad, executive director

10061 Whitehurst Dr., Ste. 100, 469-215-1755