Due to an influx of resources during the Covid-19 response, the North Texas Food Bank was able to distribute a record-level 136.9 million meals last fiscal year, meeting our strategic goal of 92 million meals, five years ahead of schedule.
Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic expose unprecedented hunger in our community, it challenged the NTFB to think in new, innovative ways to address the elevated need. With these lessons, learnings and gained efficiencies, the food bank board of directors and staff created a new operational strategy to address our region’s immediate and ongoing needs. Our new strategic plan is named Nourish North Texas.
A nourished community is a thriving community, and we are committed to serve as many of our neighbors in need as possible with the resources that the community makes available.
Grounded in eight key pillars, this strategic plan allows us to optimize both our food distribution and our impact across the North Texas charity ecosystem. Our approach is simple – leverage the NTFB’s resources (nutritious food, funds and capabilities) to respond to emergent food insecurity wherever it exists in a way that simultaneously works to eliminate the underlying barriers to food security. Of course, all of this is directly fueled by our ability to rally the generous North Texas community in the fight against hunger.
NTFB's Nourish North Texas Strategic Plan Food for Today, Hope for Tomorrow
Identify new ways to increase food donations and help lower purchased food costs.
Leverage operational strengths in support of Partner Agency growth.
Food Distribution Network
Meet immediate food need in the community with a focus on equity.
Increase awareness of NTFB's work and our Partner Agencies, as well as amplify the voices and stories of those we serve.
Provide more healthy foods and increase nutrition awareness that leads to lasting benefits.
Help our hungry neighbors access vital assistance programs.
Make a lasting change in the fight against hunger by addressing its root causes.
Engage community to help make a difference through philanthropic giving, volunteering and advocacy.
Providing Food for Today and Hope for Tomorrow
The NTFB will continue to do what we do best, which is to aggregate, procure and distribute nutritious food via our Feeding Network of partner agencies and direct programs across the 13 counties we serve.
We remain committed to agile, efficient operations as well as to stewarding community resources with integrity. As a critical resource to the community, especially during times of disaster, we will work to advocate for community awareness and on behalf of those seeking food assistance.
As we move forward with a vision to provide Food for Today and Hope for Tomorrow, we also seek to enhance the equitable distribution of food, to broaden our partnerships and to measure our impact beyond simple meal output.
To help make lasting change in the fight against hunger — for our neighbors and our community — we are investing in proven programs and new approaches.