Ballantyne Families Helping Neighbors in Need

Food Assistance for Families in Need

Please donate to help with giving food assistance to families for this summer!

Paypal: bfhelpingbf@gmail.com

Venmo: BFhelpingBF

Check: Ballantyne Families Helping Neighbors (send an email to heathermcafee@mac.com for address)

Current Needs

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    • With our 501c3 status, there are so many new opportunities to get help for our neighbors in need! If you have experience with grants/corporate sponsorships or just have the desire to make a big difference in our community, please reach out to Heather McAfee (heathermcafee@mac.com). We will create a team of people to try to maximize the help that we can provide to our families in need.


  • Social media gurus to help with our Facebook and Instagram pages

    • Please reach out to heathermcafee@mac.com if you are interested in helping and/or lending your expertise.

Who We Are

Thank you for your interest in helping families in need in the Ballantyne community! Together, we have done amazing things and look forward to doing more during this challenging time.

We provide food support to families in need who are identified by the CMS school counselors/social worker of the 9 schools that are in Ardrey Kell High School's feeder pattern (Ballantyne, Elon Park, Endhaven, Hawk Ridge and Polo Ridge Elementary Schools, Community House and JM Robinson Middle Schools, Rea Farms K-8 STEAM Academy, and Ardery Kell High School).

So far, we have given over $190,000 in grocery gift cards and over 1,700 bags of groceries. We have held 6 food drives and 16 grocery gift card drives for our families in need on March 16th, March 29, April 9, April 27, May 11, May 26, June 8 (for the summer), September 3rd, October 5th, November 4th, November 18th (Thanksgiving bags), December 4th, December 11th (December Holiday bags), January 8th (food bags and gift cards) and February 3rd, March 3rd, March 29th, May 3rd, May 24th, November 18th (Thanksgiving bags), December 10th (December Holiday Bags) and April 1st (spring break). The next round of giving will be on May 31st for the summer food support.

On 2/3/22, we opened up a food pantry at Community House Middle School. If you or someone you know who attends or works in one of the 9 Ardrey Kell feeder schools needs food assistance, please have them see their school counselor. The counselor will fill out a google document to select food preferences. Once a week, a volunteer will select the food and deliver to the counselor who made the request,

How can you help? Please donate via the Venmo and Paypal links above and/or spread the word about our efforts.

Thanks in advance for all your help! Together, we can make a huge positive impact on Ballantyne families in need!


Food Pantry

February 3, 2022

The Ballantyne Familiesโ€™ Food Pantry is now open!! The pantry is fully stocked with non-perishable food. The pantry is available to any family that attends or works for one of the 9 schools in the Ardrey Kelly feeder pattern. It is located in a trailer at Community House Middle School.

If you or someone you know needs food assistance, please contact the school counselor. The counselor will fill out a google form with the family to select food options. Once a week, volunteers will select the food and deliver it to the counselor who made the request.

MANY, MANY HANDS were involved in order to make this pantry a reality! Please take a look at the below thanks and pictures - this has truly been a community effort!!!

A huge thanks to Tori Collins for leading the pantry process creation, Audi Naftzer and Tammy Ledford for stepping up to be the pantry managers and to Brian Slattery, Principal of Community House Middle School, who secured a location for the pantry and has been so supportive of our efforts!

Thank you again for your continued support in helping our neighbors in need and making a difference in our community!!


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Thank You from the Families

In their own words, this is how your donations have impacted families in our community!