Longview Community Ministries (LCM) will be holding its annual TOO HOT TO COOK program August 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Those who eat at one of the participating restaurants will help combat hunger in Longview. These eateries are collaborating with LCM by making donations to the ministries’ food box, and all funds raised by the TOO HOT TO COOK event will go to pay for stocking the pantry, which distributes food to more than 1000 needy Longview families monthly.

Some of the restaurants taking part are: Cafe Barron’s, Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Highway 80, Cotton Patch Cafe, Dudley’s Cajun Cafe, Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steakhouse, McAlister’s Deli, McDonald’s on Highway 80 (near Good Shepherd,) McDonald’s at Loop 281 and Gilmer Road, Papacita’s Mexican Restaurant, Pizza King, T. Blanco’s, Wendy’s on 4th Street, and Wendy’s on Gilmer Road.

LCM also sponsors The Food Box, which is the city’s largest food pantry, Brown Bag, which makes monthly grocery deliveries to the homebound and elderly, Meals on Wheels, whose volunteers deliver hot meals daily to the homebound, disabled and elderly, Coats for Kids, which give the city’s less-fortunate children the chance to affordably shop for coats each November, and the Family Crisis Center and Learning Lab, whose trained caseworkers and LCM staff offer compassionate assistance to families in need of medicine, food, shelter, job and computer training and other needs.

For additional information on LCM and the TOO HOT TO COOK event please contact Program Manager Lisa Simmons at (903) 753-3561, extension 207.