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Ribbon Cutting Event: Common Ground Network is Working to Help MISD Under-Resourced Families

Jun 08, 2016 02:52PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Ribbon Cutting Event for Common Ground Network.

Common Ground Network, Inc is a network of churches and nonprofit organizations that work to help under-resourced families in the Mansfield Independent School District (MISD) community. 

Recently, a ribbon-cutting event was held at Common Ground Network to welcome them into the community. There was a great turnout with Brian McFadden as their representative speaker. There were several businesses that came out to support them,  Mayor Cook attended, the Common Ground board, as well as many of their network members. They are excited to continue growing within the Mansfield community and MISD.

Their programs include a Christmas program, school supplies, promote local food pantries with food drives, and Feed the Kids (FTK) program. FTK started 10 years ago and provided food for children in the MISD over the summer. We are extending this feeding initiative beginning with the 2016-2017 school year to go year round and provide kids with meals over the weekend.

To learn more about their programs and services, visit their website

Mansfield Cares has generously allowed Common Ground Network to use their building for volunteers to meet to package food bags that will be distributed to 800 kids a week. Each bag has 5 meals which means we will be providing 52,000 meals this summer alone. Once the school year begins, they will coordinating meals for about 500 students on the weekends. 

This is only a drop in the bucket in providing for the local community. They hope to continue to grow each program by adding new churches and organizations to help with the cause.

Interested in volunteering? Feel free to contact Common Grounds Network, Inc at (817) 473-6650 or at You can also visit their website to learn more. 

Photos and information courtesy of Brian McFadden, Compassion Pastor.

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