Valerie Hawthorne

NTFB Legislative Priorities

The North Texas Food Bank continually works with local, state and federal officials to advance policies that address the complexities that can lead to hunger. Advocacy work is vital to...

Thankful Series: Advocacy Partners

This year will certainly be remembered for its challenges. But it will also be known for those who eased the burden for others and for the resiliency of our communities. As...

Food Security 2020: Crisis and Sustainability

The North Texas Food Bank recently hosted a virtual meeting on Food Security: Crisis and Sustainability to discuss and answer questions from NTFB supporters. Director of Government Relations, Dr. Valerie...

NTFB Addresses Additional SNAP Funding During Virtual Advocacy Week

To fully address the current public health and economic crisis of hunger in our country, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum benefit needs to be increased by 15 percent....

Providing an Essential Service

Dallas County Shelter in Place: For purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” means: Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations. Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and...

Food Bankers Hit the Road, Advocating for our Hungry Neighbors

At North Texas Food Bank, we will always ensure that the voices of our clients and partner agencies are heard by elected officials. For anyone who has visited our enormous warehouse, seen our trucks all...