An Arlington woman will spend the next several days on top of a church – all to help hungry children in the Metroplex.
Robin Evans climbed onto her “nest” atop All Saints Lutheran Church in Arlington Friday morning, where she’ll stay until they collect 150,000 pounds of food for area food banks.
The summer months are some of the most taxing on food banks, as demand increases and donations plateau.
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“Schools close – and those children that rely on backpack programs or free and reduced lunch programs, now they don’t have any food,” said Evans. “So those families in need go to their food pantries.”
Last year’s “Robin on the Roof” drive netted more than 100,000 pounds of food. This year’s goal is the highest in the campaign’s six-year history.
“I think we’re going to have a great year,” said Evans. “We’re off to a good start.”
As of 2:40 p.m. Friday, she had already collected more than 46,000 pounds.
Anyone who would like to help can drop off non-perishable food items at any of the following locations:
All Saints Lutheran Church
4325 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
First United Methodist Church
229 W. 4th Street
Edge Park United Methodist Church
5616 Crowley Road
6204 S. Cooper Street #114
Money donations are also being accepted. Each dollar counts for five pounds of food.
Anyone who can’t make it to a drop off site can donate money or food to the food bank of their choice, then post that donation on the “Robin on the Roof” Facebook page.