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Thanking Teachers as We Look Ahead to Summer Hunger Programs

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to express gratitude and thanks to the teachers who play such a vital role in the lives of young people. And this year more than ever, teachers and staff deserve credit for their flexibility, dedication, and commitment to the education and wellbeing of children across North Texas.…

Area Sports Organizations Score Big for Hunger Relief

While sporting events have looked different since the onset of COVID-19, they have continued to provide comfort, enjoyment and connection over this last year. But the contributions of professional sports teams, athletes and their foundations have offered more than just entertainment; they have helped support the North Texas community through their charitable efforts as our…

Nanban Foundation Joins HungerMitao in Hunger Relief with Gift of 1 Million Meals

The Nanban Foundation, a Frisco-based organization whose vision is to help the community at large attain financial freedom, has joined the fight against hunger by taking the HungerMitao Million Meal Pledge at Feeding America, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).   The word “nanban” means “friend” in the classic Indian language Tamil, and the…

Thank You Distribution Center Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Week is coming to an end, but we are grateful for our volunteers all year long. We want to close the week with a couple of more volunteer spotlights like this and this one. from our most popular volunteer opportunity, the distribution center in our Plano facility. Millions of meals are distributed through…

Commitment to Service, Passion Combine in Unique Volunteer Experiences

When most people think about volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank, they likely envision sorting and packing food in our distribution center or distributing food boxes at one of our mobile distribution sites. And those volunteer opportunities are critical to the work we do. But the public may not know that we have additional…

Mobile Pantry Volunteers Answer Call to Meet Increased Demand

To commemorate Volunteer Appreciation Month, we are recognizing the contributions of our volunteers who are the heart and hands of the North Texas Food Bank throughout April. As our Director of Volunteer Operations said in an earlier post, volunteers are the “help behind the hope.” During the pandemic, our Disaster Relief Mobile Pantry team ramped…

The Help Behind the Hope

A retired couple reports for volunteer duty each weekday at 8 am. Once professionals in the food supply industry, they now spearhead production lines and sorting donated food. A retired grandfather shows up each weekday and sometimes on Saturdays to spend time checking labels and seals on jars of peanut butter. These jars will likely…

Spring Recipe: Aloha Chicken

Does warmer weather have you dreaming of being on a beach soaking up the sun and enjoying some relaxing island vibes? Well, we cannot send you there directly, but we can suggest a way to bring the flavors of Hawaii into your kitchen through a great entrée that is easy to prepare and delicious to…

Strength and Resiliency: Celebrating Women’s History Month

We have been honoring the strong women who make up the North Texas Food Bank family all month long as part of Women’s History Month. And while the celebration does not end when March is over, as we wrap up the month, we want to share a few more stories of women who inspire our…

A Look Back

One year ago, the world changed in unimaginable ways. We were officially facing a global pandemic with businesses closing, schools moving online, and people everywhere navigating the uncharted waters of what this meant for them and their families. Like so many, I can still remember what some of my last “normal” activities were and my…