Hometown Hero: Dallas ISD grab-and-go meals

Dallas ISD feeds more than 100,000 students each school day.  Since the coronavirus closed DISD schools, the district has plans to still feed its students. Many of them live in food-insecure homes, food deserts and in challenging situations.

Hometown Hero: Barbara Walker

In 2010 she started volunteering on the front lobby deak at Texas Health Plano. She calls her volunteer service a "JOY." In good times and in bad, she's there for the patients and their families.

Hometown Heroes: Marjorie and Trevor Hylton

Marjorie and Trevor Hylton were born in Jamaica and have lived and traveled all over the world. For 32 years they've called Garland home and now they’re both volunteers.

Hometown Heroes: Alz Buddy App

5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer's. In Texas almost 400,000 people have the disease. A person develops Alzheimer's every 62 seconds in America.

Hometown Heroes: Stitch A Wish

For 14 years, expert sewers have put lots of love in the items they make for patients at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Hometown Heroes: Lipscomb Peace Pantry

William Lipscomb Elementary School in East Dallas had educated children for 99 years. For the past year, it's also fed some of them on the weekends.

Hometown Heroes: Yvonne Brown, Deitra Mosley and the AKA's

Yvonne Brown has been a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for 35 years. Detra Mosley has been an AKA for 49 years. They both volunteer at Aunt Bette's Food Pantry and their sorority sisters helped them stock the shelves on MLK, Jr. Day.

Hometown Hero: Pat Widhalm

On January 12, 2016, Pat Widhalm had heart surgery. During the procedure, he had a stroke.

Hometown Heroes: Women on Wheels

Fourteen women who live in Dallas and Fort Worth and love riding motorcycles have a club called “WOW: Women on Wheels."

Hometown Hero: Bill Parker

Bill Parker had a job delivering gourmet cookies for four years to patients at Cook Children's Medical Center. He was so impressed by what he saw at the Fort Worth hospital that he decided to volunteer there when he retired.

Hometown Hero: John Anstedt

John Anstedt was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a minister who instilled in his congregation and in his son that the church must serve people within and outside of its walls.

Hometown Heroes: The Wish List

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children puts on two shopping bazaars each year: the four-day Hearts and Holiday Bazaar in early November and the three-day Summer Bazaar in June.

Hometown Heroes: Roz and Rusty

Seven years ago, Roz Henwood took in a stray dog. Over the years, she felt he had the potential to be a certified therapy dog. She had him undergo the training, and he now helps her.

Hometown Hero: Steve Ledbetter

Steve Ledbetter has been at the State Fair of Texas since 1973. At that time, he was a Dallas police officer. Now, the retired officer is the manager of the gates department at the State Fair of Texas.

Hometown Hero: Glenn Nixon

In 1984, Glenn Nixon graduated from O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth.  He's a self-taught musician with a full-time job who is working on his doctoral degree

Hometown Hero: Linda Laughlin

Linda Laughlin started The Giving Garden at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center by Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas nearly three years ago.