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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 combat not just the physical and mental health impacts of hunger, but the economic toll food insecurity has in our communities. According to Feeding Texas,…

Sprouting Hope: Tips for Starting a Garden in 2021

For many, 2021 could not come soon enough. The new year brings hope and vigor (along with masks and social distancing), so what better way to grow hope in our lives than to garden? Plants are a visible sign of hope, renewal and change, so go out and grab some seeds because planting season is…

Speakers Bureau Shares the NTFB Story

As North Texas Food Bank’s Digital Communications Specialist, getting the word out about what we do is a big part of my role. One way we do this is through our Speakers Bureau. The North Texas Food Bank’s Speakers Bureau is a great resource if you are looking to learn more about how NTFB serves…

State Fair of Texas Donates $25,000 to NTFB

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things. It was a year that challenged us all — and while we couldn’t get together in traditional fashion, we found ways to support each other and carry-on deep-rooted traditions in new, creative ways. The North Texas Food Bank is proud to announce the State Fair of…

Donor Spotlight Q&A: Northway Christian Church

As we continue to reflect on 2020 while looking ahead to 2021, the North Texas Food Bank is incredibly grateful to the generous community of individual, organizations and corporate donors who have allowed us to meet the elevated need of our neighbors experiencing hunger as a result of the financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Four Ways to be a Hunger Fighter in 2021

While a new year brings a fresh start and renewed hope, we also know that the significant challenges our community (and the world) have faced this year will not magically disappear in 2021. Hunger existed before the pandemic, and it will continue to impact our neighbors, including almost 900,000 people in North Texas, after the…

Top 7 Healthy Food Items to Donate

As we come to a close on a challenging year, I am humbled by all of our generous donors who have continued to support the North Texas Food Bank in our mission to close the ever-growing hunger gap in North Texas.   We have seen benevolent individuals donate money, time and food to help support our…

Reflections on an Extraordinary Year

When I sat down to write this blog, my first thought was, “Wow, how do you write just one post with reflections about a year that was unlike any other?” I was not sure I could succinctly put into words the gratitude I feel toward the North Texas Food Bank team, our partners, and a…

Brighten the Season at Candy Cane Lane

The day after Thanksgiving, my family made a goal to see as many Christmas lights as possible this holiday season. Every time we are in the car or just walking our dog in the evening, we are trying to be more intentional to take in the brightness that adorns our neighbors’ homes and the festive…

Supporting Children During Nontraditional School Year

To say there was uncertainty for schools as they opened for a new academic year in August would be an understatement. Dramatic changes in teaching models and new safety protocols loomed over the start of the school year.  But just as the dedication of teachers and staff to care for their students never wavered, the…