PepsiCo Celebrates 10 Years At NTFB
The Food Bank is able to feed our hungry neighbors thanks to the thousands of volunteers who spend their time fighting hunger with us. April is National Volunteer Month and we want to recognize organizations and individuals who go above and beyond to help us in our mission to close the hunger gap. Today’s feature – PepsiCo!
PepsiCo is celebrating the10 year anniversary for their Feeds America campaign this week, with a special celebration volunteer shift at the North Texas Food Bank Perot Family Campus. The team at PepsiCo describes this as a grassroots and employee centric effort that included special celebrations across the country at other Feeding America member Food Banks. This is a huge accomplishment, and a testament to their commitment to giving back to our community!
With more than 800,000 food insecure neighbors in North Texas, the need for support is clear. Right now the North Texas Food Bank is providing access to 72 million nutritious meals a year, though the true need for food assistance is actually 92 million meals. While we know this is a huge gap, we are making progress every day and we remain hopeful that with the support of a dedicated community, we will bridge this gap.
It is heartwarming to see a community come together to rally for neighbors in need, and we are grateful to have the support of our friends from PepsiCo. Over the years, PepsiCo employees alone, as generous individuals, have provided access to more than 200,000 meals for our hungry neighbors! PepsiCo and Frito Lay have also provided more than 1 million pounds of donated food products and significant financial support to the North Texas Food Bank’s mission.
Food and dollars are so impactful for the Food Bank and that type of support makes our mission possible, which is why partners and volunteers like PepsiCo help NTFB tremendously in our goal to provide 92 million meals to hungry North Texans by 2025.
For more information on how you can help fight hunger like PepsiCo, visit ntfb.org.
Erica Yeager, Chief External Affairs Officer
Erica Yeager oversees the External Affairs Department of the Food Bank which encompasses the fundraisers, marketing and communications, the volunteer team, our advocacy efforts and the Gift and Development Services team.