Emler Swim School Partners with Lovepacs To Feed Children

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The award-winning swim school is partnering with Lovepacs to gather different food items at its 10 Dallas-Fort Worth locations. Lovepacs serves local children who are on the free and reduced lunch program through area public schools. They provide food for these students when the schools are not in session. Donations will be collected Oct. 7 through Oct. 24.

“Our hearts are warmed by our partnership with Emler Swim Schools,” said Lovepacs Executive Director Autumn Chavez. “We’re thrilled to give more people the opportunity to feed local kids as an expression of love.”

Emler Swim School, an award-winning swim school, is excited to team up with Lovepacs to ensure kids have enough to eat over the upcoming extended school breaks.

From Oct. 7 through Oct. 24, Emler will be collecting various food items across its 10 DFW locations, with each location focusing on one item to simplify the donation process and ensure all needs are met for underserved local school children, ensuring they are fed.

The following items will be collected at Emler Swim School of…

  • Allen – 15 oz. canned chunky soup
  • Plano – 18 oz. canned pasta
  • Central Frisco - McKinney – 5 oz. canned tuna/chicken
  • Frisco - West – 20 oz. jelly in plastic container
  • Dallas-Preston Forest – 16 oz. peanut butter in plastic container
  • Dallas-Walnut Hill – 15 oz. canned chunky soup
  • Firewheel – 18 oz. canned pasta
  • Flower Mound – 5 oz. canned tuna/chicken
  • Southlake – 20 oz. jelly in plastic container
  • Fort Worth – 16 oz. peanut butter in plastic container

“We’re honored to use our facilities and network of Emler families to help Lovepacs further its mission of feeding children in need,” said Greg Laird, Emler CEO. “We hope this elevates the visibility of Lovepacs in our community and serves a need that many of our neighbors have.”

Lovepacs primarily serves children who qualify for free or reduced lunches during extended school breaks when the food they receive from the local backpack program will not be enough. The effort started in 2011 when a group of neighbors learned about and decided to address the food insecurity of children in their community while demonstrating the joy of serving one another. Lovepacs fed nearly 200 children the first year.

“Our hearts are warmed by our partnership with Emler Swim Schools,” said Lovepacs Executive Director Autumn Chavez. “We’re thrilled to give more people the opportunity to feed local kids as an expression of love.”

As of 2020, Lovepacs serves more than 7,000 children in 200-plus schools in 10 Texas school districts each holiday break. The group operates in The Colony, Frisco, Little Elm, Castle Hills, Aubrey, Denton, Lewisville, Plano and Prosper in the metroplex. Since 2011, more than 2.5 million meals have been served. For more information, email Autumn Chavez at Autumn.Chavez@lovepacs.org.

For addresses and information about Emler Swim School locations, visit https://emlerswimschool.com/locations/

About Emler Swim School
In 1975, Emler Swim School was founded on two principles, that every child should experience a fun lesson that causes him or her to fall in love with the water, and that every parent should receive a guarantee that his or her child will learn to swim.

Emler utilizes a proven, ever-evolving curriculum, a quality staff that undergoes thorough training and – above all – a passion to nurture children in a healthy, safe and fun environment.

With more than 20 different classes and levels, the award-winning swim school is proud to meet the need of every swimmer with the same “Emler Sure,” 100 percent guarantee. For more information on each location, visit emlerswimschool.com. Follow us: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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