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ACO Kids Summer Food Program

ACO Kids Summer Food Program

For children whose household resources are limited, the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program at public schools helps provide a healthy breakfast and lunch every school day. But what happens when children are out of school for the summer? Allen Community...

ACO Appreciates its Volunteers – April 2019

ACO Appreciates its Volunteers – April 2019

Dear Friend, I truly value our volunteers and have gotten to know many of you over the years! I began my career at Allen Community Outreach as the Volunteer Director in 2001, and made some dear friends with many dedicated people who support our mission....

ACO Recycles In Kind Donations

ACO Recycles In Kind Donations

Did you know? Allen Community Outreach resale stores are great places to find bargains.  The stores also serve people in need and serve as a limited recycle center. When you donate items to Allen Community Outreach, they are first sorted. Items in good...

Empty Bowls 2019

Empty Bowls 2019

Thank you to ALL who made the Empty Bowls a success! Together, we raised $2,000 for hunger and art programs to benefit local children and families. A big thank you to our community who came out to support Empty Bowls Allen 2019. It was a huge success! We...

Charity Golf Classic 2019

Charity Golf Classic 2019

Thank you to ALL who made the 2019 ACO Charity Golf Classic a Success!  Here's to the winners! From left: Jackson Watts, ACO Board President Amy Gnadt and Josh Dedmon 1st Place: Ryan Bates, Jackson Watts, Josh Dedmon, Christian Castillo 2nd Place: Chris Lawson, Eric...

Volunteer Appreciation Spot

Volunteer Appreciation Spot

We want to show our appreciation for our loyal Food Pantry volunteer Harold Nicholson.  Harold started to volunteer at the pantry after he was invited by his fellow church friend Goeben Johnson, our pantry Manager.  The invitation was casual said Harold,...

A Message from Marjorie – March 2019

    Dear Friend, Last week I was honored and humbled to be selected by our Board of Directors as ACO’s new Chief Executive Officer. I’ve served as Interim CEO since late January, but this permanent selection has me so excited! You’d think after...

ACO Names New CEO, Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr

ACO Names New CEO, Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr

ALLEN, TX- March 19, 2019;  The Allen Community Outreach Board of Directors named Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr as the new Chief Executive Officer at their directors meeting this morning. Ms. Burr has held the position of Interim CEO since late January, 2019....

Food for Fines

Allen Library News: Food for Fines From Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17, for each food item donated to the ACO Food Pantry get a $1 off your fines.** Click here for...

A Message from Marjorie – Feb. 2019

Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr   Interim CEO Dear Friend, As we near the end of February, ACO faces another month that is traditionally low in financial donations. Coming off of the holiday season, many do not think about the need NOW- those families who are...

2019 Board of Directors President

ACO welcomes Amy Gnadt as the President of the Board of Directors this year. Amy served her first term on the ACO Board in 2014 and she has a long history as a community volunteer. We asked Amy if she could share why she has been so committed to ACO. Amy's...

The Main Event

Here are some awesome pictures of our new annual Main Event held on November 4, 2017.  Please mark your calendar for this year’s Main Event set for SAT – November 10, 2018.

More photos can be found of previous events on ACO’s Flickr account.

Main Event 11/04/17

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