About Us


About Feed Lake Highlands

Feed Lake Highlands is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that feeds the body, mind, and spirit of Lake Highlands residents who live on fixed, limited, or low incomes.

We take a holistic approach in all our programs. Through our Food Distribution Programs, Book Mobile, and Summer Camp Experiences, we develop long-term relationships with Lake Highlands families living in the zip codes of 75231, 75238 and 75243.

If you find yourself needing extra food at this particular time, please come visit us on any 1st, 2nd, or 4th Wednesday at The New Room located at 10061 Whitehurst. Feed Lake Highlands is open for distribution on these days from 11:30am until 3:30pm. 3rd Wednesday from 1:30pm-5:00pm. No additional documentation is necessary, applications done on site.

Our Story

In May 2007, The New Room Church and Community Center were established as an outreach of Lake Highlands United Methodist Church to serve those living in the apartment communities along the Whitehurst Corridor and beyond. The New Room’s ministry to grow God’s kingdom and build relationships flourished as people gathered together to worship. Through these growing relationships, we came face to face with the poverty and food insecurity in our community, among our neighbors and new friends. Our eyes were opened and our hearts were enlarged.

Feed Lake Highlands was born and began food distribution in February 2012 directly in response to God’s call to care for our marginalized neighbors with a need for assistance with food and other resources. We served 15 families on that first distribution day. Our non-profit status was granted in April of 2012, and, since that time, hundreds of families have been served because of the generosity of supporters, volunteers, and team members. Clothes, household items, and furniture are also offered to program members at no charge.

Feed Lake Highlands exists to feed the body, mind, and spirit of our neighbors who hunger for more. From the beginning, our hope has been to develop relationships with our program members and to play a role in empowering families to thrive.

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What We Do

Feed the Body

Food insecurity has a ripple effect in our community, the impact of which is felt well beyond the person experiencing the pangs of hunger.

Feed the Mind

Our after-school program helps kids learn about scripture in a fun and interactive way. It also reinforces basic learning fundamentals and prepares students for success in the classroom.

Feed the Spirit

Our summer camp experiences provide students living in difficult circumstances a safe, accepting and empowering space where they can experience unconditional love.

Our Staff

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Cynthia Hernández-González

Executive Director

Michael Lawson

Network & Outreach Coordinator

Karis Pickens

Food Distribution Manager
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Katie Castillejos

Director of Educational Services
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Susan Lopez

Assistant Educational Services
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Norman Madawo

Spiritual Liaison

Board of Directors

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Chris Muder

Chairman of the Board
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Connie Baird

Board Member
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Lisa Sides

Board Member

David Lacey

Vice Chair
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Nathan Jacks

Board Member
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Chad Swank

Board Member
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Laurie Bubel

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Jamie Kaufmann

Board Member
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Amy St. Peters


Kathy Luedke

Board Member

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