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The People Behind the Numbers

It is no secret that the current pandemic has left a devastating impact on individuals and families across the U.S. The effects of the COVID virus have left millions without jobs, making it harder for many to make ends meet and making it difficult to afford daily necessities – like food. Feeding America recently conducted…

Supporting Seniors Today and Always

May is Older Americans Month and a chance to show appreciation for the unique contributions of elders in our society. At the North Texas Food Bank, we recognize not only these contributions, but the distinct needs of seniors when it comes to access to nutritious meals, all year long. Texas has one of the highest…

Joining the Fight Against Hunger

There are many stories to tell at the North Texas Food Bank ─ the compassion of its volunteers, the generosity of its community supporters, the commitment of its partner agencies, and most importantly, the courage and resiliency of its clients. As a new employee to the NTFB, whose responsibility it will be to capture and…

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 with snaking lines of pure need, enough to alarm even the most seasoned veterans of charitable relief. In Texas, food banks in large urban areas…

NTFB Young Advocates

I joined the North Texas Food Bank’s Young Advocates Council the end of my sophomore year at John Paul II High School. Thanks to my family, I have grown up with a giving mindset and this program was an amazing opportunity to get to expand on that on my own. I learned a lot about…

A calling to serve

The North Texas Food Bank’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has enabled my husband and I the opportunity to increase our volunteer efforts to battle the critical food shortages resulting from the economic hardship the virus as created.  Prior to COVID-19, we were volunteering two days a week for the last two years at the…

A Day of Giving and Unity

The support we’ve received during this uncertain time, shows that kindness is stronger than this pandemic. As a partner and friend of the North Texas Food Bank, we thank you for being there with us every step of the way. Because of you, we’re able to provide critical meals to those in need. Today, I’m…

Celebrating our Hunger Heroes

The month of April is always joyous for me. That’s because April is National Volunteer Month, a time where we can celebrate the countless volunteers who help the Food Bank meet our vision of creating a hunger-free, healthy North Texas. I feel privileged to serve as the Volunteer Experience Specialist, I have worked at the…

North Texans are making their mark

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the significance of Lulu May’s Mark, a larger than life sculpture designed and fabricated by Dallas sculptor Brad Oldham that welcomes visitors to the North Texas Food Bank’s Perot Family Campus in Plano. This mark has taken on a whole new meaning as we respond to the COVID-19 crisis…

Growing Your Own Quarantine Garden

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken everyone by surprise, and many people are taking this time at home to learn a new skill. One of the activities growing in popularity is gardening. With food flying off the shelves and the shelter-in-place order, people have begun seeing potential food security in their own backyards. Gardening provides numerous…