For the seventh straight week, FC Dallas and Toyota continue to take care of those who are taking care of our communities. Today, FC Dallas and Toyota delivered Chick-fil-A meals to the homes of 10 Buckner International essential case specialists. These frontline staffers work directly with the children, biological families and foster families to the well-being of children during challenging times.
“Our foster care and adoption specialists pour lots of intentional, selfless care and personal emotions to ensure the well-being of these children who’ve come out of homes where abuse or neglect may have occurred,” said Buckner International Director of Marketing Christie Gibson. “The opportunity to recognize these essential employees who are protecting children during the challenges of a pandemic is a major blessing. This will be a value-added morale boost for this team. The jobs they do take a huge psychological toll and there is a lot of pressure making life-altering decisions regarding who these children live with.”
Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of the Community in Partnership with Toyota
The partnership between Toyota and FC Dallas was born out of the need to assist the essential workers and community volunteers who continue to work and service North Texas communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FC Dallas and Toyota kicked off the Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of the Community initiative on March 19 with meal deliveries to Frisco Fastpacs, which delivers weekend meals to food insecure students who attend Frisco Independent School District schools.
On March 31, FC Dallas and Toyota delivered Papa John’s pizzas and Aquafina water to medical professionals arriving for their evening shift at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano on Tuesday, March 31.
On April 7, FC Dallas and Toyota assisted Chick-fil-A in providing 165 Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches and bags of chips to volunteers at the North Texas Food Bank warehouse in Plano. NTFB distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of nearly 1,000 feeding programs and 262 Partner Agencies in 13 North Texas counties.
On April 14, FC Dallas and Toyota provided Rosa’s gifts cards for for Taco Tuesday Plates to CoServ linemen and gas technicians in advance of National Lineman Appreciation Day which was Saturday, April 18, 2020. The electric cooperative’s linemen and service personnel are working around the clock to ensure consumers have power during this time as much of the workforce has shifted to a remote work environment.
On April 21, FC Dallas and Toyota delivered meals to City House in Plano which provides for, serves and empowers children and young adults who experience abuse, neglect or homelessness.
On May 1, FC Dallas provided meals for American Red Cross staffers hosting a blood drive at Toyota Stadium.