Even in Bright and Shiny Frisco, Kids Go Hungry — This Group Is Trying to Change That

Looking at Frisco’s relentless winning streak, it’s tempting to christen it utopia on the tollway.Most folks are sucked into the North Texas boomtown by word of mouth -- about its schools, its housing options, its sports opportunities and its neighborliness.Everything looks bright and shiny in Frisco. As demographics expert Pat Guseman recently told The Dallas Morning News, Frisco and Disney World have a lot in common — each element new and perfectly planned.That picture-perfect milieu makes Heather Canterbury’s job all the more difficult.Canterbury is the executive director of Frisco Fastpacs, a nonprofit that provides weekend meals to Frisco ISD students in need. Even after five years of operation, Canterbury told me, “I still have people come up to me every day and say, ‘What? Hungry kids in Frisco? No way.’”Frisco ISD has gained a lot of attention because it’s the state’s fastest-growing school district. In the last five years, enrollment has grown by more than 15,000.  Continue reading...

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