A message from our Board President – Join me in helping this community thrive


Dear friends, A couple of years ago, my friend Guy Rhodes asked me if I’d be interested in joining the board of directors of Mission Central. I knew of Mission Central at the time, but I didn’t know a lot about it. As I visited with board members, staff, and volunteers, though, I found myself really drawn to the work because it is about empowerment. It’s not about just helping people get through today – it’s about helping give our neighbors the tools they need to meet their goals and thrive. Just two years have passed since I first connected with

A message from our Board President – Join me in helping this community thrive2024-02-14T15:01:22-06:00

2023 Top 10 Video


From math competitions to healthy food choices, to Mobile Food Pantries, golf tournaments, and Galentine's Day we had quite a year! Check out this video to see our Top 10 moments from 2023.

2023 Top 10 Video2024-04-10T15:39:01-05:00

Giving Hearts: Volunteers in Hurst, Euless, and Bedford


Mission Central serves more than 1,000 families in Hurst, Euless, and Bedford each month, and we can’t do that without volunteers! More than 500 volunteers each year help out in our food pantries and after-school tutoring program. There’s a place for everyone. Whether you’ve lived in Hurst, Euless, or Bedford your whole life or if you just moved here, volunteering gives you a chance to make new friends, expand your personal network, and make a lasting impact on your community. If you’re looking to commit to a regular volunteer opportunity, our Village Pantry might be a good fit for you. Volunteers

Giving Hearts: Volunteers in Hurst, Euless, and Bedford2023-08-15T14:37:46-05:00

CORE Stories – Connections


Our Community Resource Coordinator, Lauretta, was left a frantic voicemail by a guest looking for utility assistance. If she could not find help her lights would be shut off. When Lauretta returned the call, the guest was transparent about the battles she was fighting with cancer, and Lauretta was able to connect with her over shared experiences and create a space of safety.  The previous week, Lauretta had connected with a neighboring non-profit that let Lauretta know of their ability to assist with utility emergencies. As Lauretta encouraged the guest, she was able to put her in contact with that non-profit

CORE Stories – Connections2023-05-11T16:54:15-05:00

CORE Stories – Gabriel


“Guess what?!” Gabriel, a shy student, has been coming to the Village Library since 1st grade. Every week he works with volunteers on Math, Reading, and Science. While they work on place values and verbs during their tutoring hour, Gabriel is strengthening relationships with the team at the Library. Gabriel is becoming more confident in his education and showing signs of personal ownership in learning. He recently checked out a book from the Village Library on his own and later came in with an announcement. Bubbling with excitement he walked into the Library to the audience of trusted adults he knows

CORE Stories – Gabriel2023-05-11T16:31:35-05:00

CORE Stories – Donna


A can of peas. Waiting outside our doors early in the morning, all she asked for was a can of peas. You see, in order for our friend Donna to donate plasma, her iron count has to be at a certain level or she will be turned away. She needed that can of peas to earn enough money to make it through the day. Donna has severe mental health obstacles, limiting her ability to have a steady income. She discovered that she is able to donate plasma as a source of income, but even that has its challenges - and a

CORE Stories – Donna2023-05-11T16:21:37-05:00

CORE Stories – Mary


Mary works for the school district and she loves her job. Unfortunately, in her position, she doesn’t get paid during the summer break while the schools are closed. She worked during summer school, but there was a gap between summer school and the fall semester where she had no income. Mary is a single parent of three growing daughters. She knew she had to do something to keep food on the table. Luckily, she mentioned her struggles to a friend who had recently begun coming to the Village Pantry.  The next time her friend needed to come to Mission Central, she

CORE Stories – Mary2023-05-11T16:01:36-05:00

Beating inflation through Thrifting


Idea Central Now that we have talked about some how-to’s of a thrift store, let's talk about some of the ideas we have seen people use thrift stores for. Prepare yourself to jump in the car after reading this article. You’ll be visiting us for one of these ideas! Miss the article last week? Find it here 1 - Date Night The movies now cost $40 for two. Main Event? Hard to have fun when you’re stressed about your $6 soda. A friend of mine uses thrift stores to have fun cheap date nights. She and her husband once found a

Beating inflation through Thrifting2023-06-19T10:47:19-05:00

A Guide to Thrift Stores


Beating inflation through Thrifting The Times Unprecedented price hikes. Unprecedented supply shortages. Unprecedented inflation. This seems to be the season of unprecedented everything, but we have one solution that has been long tested. Thrifting! Thrift stores not only give items a chance to skip the landfill but to cut costs on everything from birthday parties, to making an aesthetically pleasing bookshelf. We have put together a few tips on using a thrift store, for those who have never been or are feeling a bit out of their element. Go in with a purpose. When we say you can fill many

A Guide to Thrift Stores2023-06-19T10:45:33-05:00

Galentines Event


Our Food Pantry supplies the needs of many Hurst, Euless, and Bedford residents. While our community partners provide food - hygiene items are less often donated. We have incredible donors that focus on dental hygiene, but what can we do about those overlooked items? Products for period care are being specially focused on for this coming Galentines Day! A day to celebrate the women in your life, gather together for bubbly and make Valentine's for the guests attending the Food Pantry the following day.   Do you have Galentine's Day plans? If not, round up your crew and join us! Follow

Galentines Event2023-01-27T10:23:45-06:00
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