Texas Winter Storms :: How You Can Find Help & Give Back

Winter Storm Uri was like nothing Texas has ever seen before. Many Texans endured long periods without power, heat, and/or water. It was a scary experience that brought many of us to our knees. That being said, the outpouring of love and help between neighbors and our community has been nothing short of amazing.

At Collin County Moms, we are passionate about this wonderful community we live in. We want to connect local moms and families to the resources that stand ready to step in if you need a helping hand.

We’ve highlighted some of these organizations below and hope that this list will be a good starting point to connect with what will be most helpful to you.

Inclement Weather Shelters

The Salvation Army McKinney
600 Wilson Creek Pkwy.
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 542-6694
Get Help | Donate

The Salvation Army Plano
3528 E. 14th St.
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 423-8254
Get Help | Donate

American Red Cross Shelter Database
Search by location for open shelters in your area

Food Pantries


801 E. Main St., Allen TX
(972) 727-9131

The Allen Food Pantry
1515 N Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002
(214) 644-2090
Get Help | Donate

Blue Ridge

Four Corners Alliance Outreach Food Pantry
15642 State Highway 160, Blue Ridge, TX 75424
(972) 752-5320
Get Help | Donate

Celina (Serves Collin & Denton County residents)

Grace Bridge Food Bank
221 W Pecan St, Celina, TX 75009
(214) 425-9423
Get Help | Donate

Little Elm

Little Elm Food Bank
501 Bill St, Little Elm, TX 75068
(972) 294-4061
Get Help | Donate


Community Food Pantry
307 Smith St, McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-4404
Get Help | Donate

Community Health Clinic
A non-profit free clinic for uninsured low-income families
4510 Medical Center Drive, Suite 204, McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-0606
Get Help | Donate

Community Lifeline Center
Provides food, rent and utility assistance, hygiene products
1601 N Waddill St, Ste 102 McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 542-0020
Get Help-Food | Get Help-Other | Donate

Feeding Friends & Families
300 Throckmorton
McKinney, TX 75069
Get Help | Donate

McKinney Little Free Pantry
Open 24/7 for taking or leaving.
Multiple locations
(469) 424-5900
Get Help | Donate

Revolution Church Pantry
2705 Virginia Parkway McKinney, TX
(214) 856-4338
Get Help | Donate


Assistance Center of Collin County
900 East 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074, US
(972) 422-1125
Get Help | Donate

North Texas Area Food Bank
3677 Mapleshade Ln, Plano, TX 75075
(214) 330-1396
Get Help | Donate

Minnie’s Food Pantry
661 18th St, Plano, TX 75074
(972) 596-0253
Get Help | Donate

God’s Pantry 
3420 14th St Ste. 100, Plano, TX 75074
(972) 633-9777
Get Help | Donate

The Storehouse of Collin County- Seven Loaves Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, & Mentoring Program
1401 Mira Vista Blvd., Plano TX 75093
(469) 385-1813
Get Help | Donate

A Christian Food Pantry & Thrift Store
1116 Dobie Dr, Plano, TX 75074
(972) 578-5730
Get Help | Donate


Amazing Grace Food Pantry 
1711 Parker Rd, Wylie, TX 75098
(972) 292-7241
Get Help | Donate

Collin County

Meals on Wheels Collin County
600 North Tennessee St McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 562-6996
Get Help | Donate

Texas Assistance Programs and Disaster Relief

Do you know of other resources in Collin County providing Texas ice storm help? Be sure to leave us a comment with all the info!

Kristen Gardiner
Kristen Gardiner moved to the Dallas area (Allen) in 2018 with her husband and three boys (born in 2010, 2012, and 2015). She has a marketing degree from Texas A&M (class of '06) and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M --Corpus Christi. Kristen met her husband while working at Whataburger in College Station, and they have been inseparable ever since. She has spent the past few years as a freelance writer and marketing consultant. Kristen is passionate about storytelling and sharing about struggles with mental health in motherhood on her blog Driving Mom Crazy.