Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022. Since the first 400,000 pounds of food were distributed in 1982, NTFB’s impact has grown exponentially, to deliver more than 136.9 million pounds of food in FY22. With this growth, we also know that it takes more than food to end hunger. Moving into our next four decades, we’re finding new ways to increase food donations, leveraging our diverse network of partner agencies and the critical wraparound services they provide, helping more neighbors find relief through food assistance programs, and making a lasting change in the fight against hunger by addressing the underlying barriers to food security.
Join us for the 40th Birthday Party Event Celebration!
Join us September 10 at Klyde Warren Park for a free, family-friendly afternoon with activites for kids and adults! Also, don’t forget to bring jars of peanut butter in support of Hunger Action Month and the annual Peanut Butter Drive. For more information on NTFB’s Birthday Party at Klyde Warren Park, click here.
Harvest: A 40th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday, February 19, 2022, the North Texas Food Bank hosted Harvest, a black-tie gala event at the Dallas Omni hotel commemorating the organization’s 40 years of providing hunger relief in North Texas.
NTFB Through the Years
Journey through 40 years of NTFB's service. From our humble beginnings in 1981 to providing access to 137 million meals in FY22, the North Texas Food Bank has always been dedicated to helping those in need.
NTFB 40th Anniversary Highights
40 Years, 40 Stories
In celebration of 40 years of service to our community and with support from H-E-B, the North Texas Food Bank embarked on a living history project, documenting the stories of those individuals who have made a lasting impact on our mission of closing the hunger gap in North Texas. The stories feature founding members, employees, volunteers, agency partners and those we serve, and community partners including donors, advocates, board and LIFE Council members, and long-time supporters. We thank YOU for being a part of the Food Bank’s story and invite you to submit your special memories, involvement, and hope for the future here. Stories will be added throughout this anniversary year.
Food for Today and Hope for Tomorrow
As we acknowledge the past, we also recognize that there is work still to be done to address the unprecedented level of need in our community. With the lessons and learnings from the past 40 years, the North Texas Food Bank has set forth a bold vision for the future as we work to provide access and nourishment today while also launching innovative programs and partnerships to remove barriers to food security.
Join us as we embark on the next 40 years of service and read more about our plan to Nourish North Texas.