Vision: to be a premier leader and catalyst to end hunger and to foster hope and confidence in every individual and family to become permanently self- sufficient. 

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Proudly serving our community
 for 51 Years

Yes, we have a new look!  Our new logo aptly reflects our 50 year mission.  It depicts an individual using each resource that Mesquite Social Services provides to give hope and empowerment for a better tomorrow.

Over its many years of history, MSS has evolved to meet the needs of those who depend upon us as a valuable resource during times of crisis.  Our full-choice pantry gives our families nutritional food choices on a daily basis.  Our financial assistance keeps families in their homes by assisting with rent/mortgage and utilities.

2013 proved to be the most challenging year in the history of Mesquite Social Services. We provided services to over 19,000 individuals. We distributed over 475,000 pounds of food from our full-client choice food pantry. We kept over 450 families in their homes through rent/mortgage and utilities. It is through the continued support of our partners consisting of the employees of the City of Mesquite, individual donors, church families, businesses, clubs and organizations and grants that provides the much-needed resources to meet our clients needs.  This year MSS will reach out into our communities renewing old friendships and creating new partners for the years ahead.

Our basic adult educational program which provides FREE GED prep classes.  In 2013 we had six graduating classes.  Individuals receive classroom instruction, one-on-one tutoring, and 24-hour access to our P12 GED Internet program.  The results have been phenomenal!  The majority of our students post-test between 150 and 250 points higher than their pretests. Check out the latest scores!

Griswold Home Care 

Mesquite Social Services received a grant for our Portable Pantry Program from Griswold Home Care Foundation. 
Our Portable Pantry Program provides a monthly food services to 200 seniors. We have partnered with Griswold Home Care (Mike Gibson) and Goodbar Senior Center to provide nutritious meals to members of the City of Mesquite Senior Center. 
 Grants Mesquite Social Services
GED Prep Program

 Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas 
Insure Mesquite Social Services
with a $3,000 donation
The Dallas Independent Insurance Agents have selected Mesquite Social Services as their charity of the year.  Alex was awarded the check during a wonderful luncheon held by the group which meets monthly in Dallas.  
Thanks to all the agents who work so hard to keep us safe from risk....especially the risk for MSS's clients against hunger.

Lunch Buddies

Buy a kid's lunch at Mesquite Social Services

Donate one day's lunch money a  month and buy a kid's lunch at Mesquite Social Services.  
 On any given day 48% of our pantry clients are "kids." And, kids like kid's foods!

                                              Ariel and her uncle, Derrick, are enjoying a "Kid's Lunch Buddies" drink!
                                                      Max and his mom.  Max is eating one of the fruit packs out of the "Kid's Lunch Buddy" program selections.
                  East Field College donates food for the pantry!
Junior, Rodrigo, Joel, Carlos, Ben and Instructor Bob Felder made a wonderful donation to our mission, Friday.   Way to go, East Field College!!!!
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