Advocacy

SNAP Application Backlog Impacts Neighbors at Critical Time

At the North Texas Food Bank, our Social Services Assistance team speaks to our neighbors every day, and that is how we met Susan.* Susan and her husband renewed their…

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How Are Current International Events Affecting North Texans?

Author Nadeem Aslam wrote, “Pull a thread here, and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.” Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic and Russian invasion of Ukraine are two…

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NTFB Government Relations Team Concludes Congressional Lobby Week

Once again, the North Texas Food Bank has received the Highest Honor Roll for our advocacy efforts. We are proud of our work that ensures the voices of all stakeholders…

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NTFB Prepares for Increased Demand with Expiration of Expanded Child Tax Credit

January marks the first month that Americans will not be receiving their expanded child tax credit check, leaving millions of families unable to meet basic nutritional needs. Beginning in July…

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Permanent SNAP Increase Takes Effect

In August, the Federal Government announced a permanent 25% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the largest-ever increase in benefit levels for people participating in the program. The increase takes…

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Expanded Tax Credit is Reducing Child Hunger – But It Can Do Much More

Last week, Congress voted to proceed on a transformative bill that would, among other things, keep a potent new weapon in the fight against child hunger. The expanded Child Tax…

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New SNAP Law Marks End of the 87th Texas Legislative Session

On May 31, 2021, the 87th Texas Legislature session came to an end. During this meeting, law makers, advocates, lobbyists, and the public developed and worked on pieces of legislation…

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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…

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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…

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Food banks need Congress to help shorten lines with more SNAP funding

It has become a piece of COVID-19’s visual history: aerial photos of hundreds of cars lined up to receive help from food banks. Parking lots across the nation are covered…

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