Disaster Services

Winter Storm Relief

The final patches of snow have melted, but the effects of last week’s historic winter storm are still being felt throughout our state. North Texans, still experiencing devastating impacts from the pandemic, are facing additional strain as they assess home damage, water supply and food needs. The North Texas Food Bank is committed to helping…

Serving North Texas After the Storm

The North Texas Food Bank is committed to supporting North Texans by providing access to nutritious foods.  The cold weather conditions for this week were historic and have had devastating consequences both for the neighbors we serve and for the member agencies of our Feeding Network. Our goal is to mobilize quickly to get as…

Calling in Reinforcements

We are thankful to have the support of the Texas National Guard, who were offically “boots on the ground” at NTFB yesterday. This humanitarian mission is critical in providing a helping hand to our team, as we work to 1) increase our food distribution capacity to meet the growing need and 2) ensure that food bank operations can be sustained, even if/when food bankers get sick.

Providing Food During a Pandemic

For 17 years, it has been my privilege to lead the team at Crossroads Community Services. We are a proud member of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) feeding network. We pioneered a Hub and Spoke model of food distribution beginning in 2006, and we were thrilled when the Food Bank gave us their blessing…

Feeding your family helps feed mine

As a member of the service industry, the COVID-19 pandemic hit this group like a ton of bricks. Closures began a few weeks ago, and it seemed like overnight hundreds of waiters, bartenders and other staff were losing hours- some getting laid off until this crisis is over.. When word came down that my restaurant…

Providing an Essential Service

Dallas County Shelter in Place: For purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” means: Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations. Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals. In 6th grade biology I remember repeating over and over, ‘food, water, shelter, space…food,…

Ramping up production at the NTFB

The Food Bank team has been working tirelessly to meet the need for food assistance during this COVID-19 crisis. This unprecedented event has had devastating effects worldwide impacting businesses at a national, state and local level. We know the need for help will only grow in the coming days and weeks. Even after businesses begin…

All hands on deck at the NTFB

All hands on deck. What a new meaning this phrase has taken in the past two weeks! As a food banker this has meant flexibility and the willingness to step out of your typical role and duties. As a small business owner this might mean coming up with creative new ways to keep your doors…

Feeding the Homeless During Covid-19

For the North Texas Food Bank, ensuring our hungry neighbors are fed is a top priority. This is especially true for one of our most vulnerable populations- the substantial homeless population in North Texas. When the reports about the virus began a few weeks ago, the City of Dallas contacted the Food Bank to develop…

NTFB is Here for North Texas

As during any time of uncertainty, we turn to the things we know to find comfort. For many, this may include family, home and faith. For others, it may include a well-loved meal, a phone call with a friend or the pages of a book. Regardless of where you find your peace, I hope that…