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Raffle benefitting Backpack Buddies

Local artist, Vince Pawless (of acoustic guitar fame) has generously donated four of his favorite paintings to VISTO in support of our Backpack Buddy Program.

Backpack Buddies feeds area children healthy mini-meals each weekend throughout the academic year. VISTO feeds approximately 950 children each week. Vince has been a supporter of this program since it's inception in 2009 and continues to be a champion for the cause! 

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This poster doesn't do these paintings justice--they are amazing and truly showcase Vince's talent. Please come by our office to see his artwork firsthand. The paintings are already framed and ready to hang. Tickets are $50.00 each.  Only 300 tickets will be sold and you have four chances to win so buy your tickets now from VISTO staff or any board members.

Drawing will be December 19th.

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Students pick up food from your counselor on Thursdays.

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Students pick up food in the front office,  Thursday or Friday afternoon.

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We invite you to come visit us at our new location

1305 N. Culberson

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Pounds of food donated by local grocers, churches, schools, business', civic groups, private citizens, 2021


Number of individuals served in 2021



Pounds of food distributed to families in need, 2021

Meals Served in 2021


Volunteer Hours in 2021

Our Services


Food Pantry

We assist eligible individuals and familes with emergency food, reducing food insecurity in our community.



This program is a joint effort between VISTO and the community at-large, designed to offer life skills classes and role model support to empower individuals to make healthy choices for their families.

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Backpack Buddies

Children who qualify for free and reduced meals at school or those referred by school personnel are eligible to receive delicious, nutritionally dense mini-meals every weekend throughout the school year.

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We strengthen families by keeping the lights on, emergency dental & Rx assist, we also offer gas vouchers for verifiable medical appts or job interviews.

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VISTO provides clients access to and teaches ways to utilize local resources including GED scholarships and parenting classes in order to lessen their reliance on charitable programs.

Education & Referral

Crisis Assistance

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