Small Business: Local mompreneurs deliver the munchies
July 7, 2013
Brett Oliver and Abby Flack of Your Munch
Business partners Abby Flack and Brett Oliver fell into entrepreneurship after a hiatus between successful careers and motherhood.
In June, the women launched Your Munch LLC, a Fort Worth-based e-commerce business that helps other busy parents tackle a problem they know all too well – lunch for their munchkins. The “munch bunch” delivers healthful, nutritious children’s lunches for busy parents who need a break. Your Munch works with local daycare centers and private schools without cafeteria services, providing fresh, chef-prepared lunches that are ordered online a week before.
Munch was created by mixing Flack’s desire to help other overworked parents with Oliver’s passion for healthful eating and living. They hope to eliminate the time struggles for busy parents by providing the opportunity to turn lunch over to professionals.
The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc. Summer Scholarship Program Makes a Big Impact on Families & Volunteers
Junior League Supports & Empowers YWCA Families in Polytechnic Heights
The preschool classroom at the YWCA Polytechnic Child Development Center was packed with people. YWCA staff had never seen so many families attend an open house at the center before. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings crowded around the miniature tables with their three and four-year-old preschoolers as they decorated time capsules made of pizza boxes together. Members of Junior League of Fort Worth were busy handing out supplies and passing around nutritious refreshments. YWCA teachers were scattered around the room speaking with parents and preparing for the program. It was the open house to kick off the YWCA/JLFW Summer Scholars Program 2013, and the center was buzzing with excitement.
YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County received a grant award this year from The Junior League of Fort Worth to provide summer scholarships for homeless and low-income children in the Polytechnic Heights community of Fort Worth. The YWCA applied for $20,000 to help cover the cost of high-quality early childhood education and care for children in the prekindergarten classes of the Polytechnic Child Development Center for the summer; however JLFW approved the grant at $42,000, more than doubling the original request.