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Five Ways to Support Hunger Relief This Holiday Season

Holiday wish lists often look different when you are facing hunger. Along with full stockings, we want our neighbors in need to have full pantries. And meals at the kitchen table. In North Texas, more than 800,000 people  – including 1 in 5 children – do not know where their next meal will come from.…

Debunking Misconceptions of Food Insecurity – Part 2

As part of our efforts to erase the stigma around food insecurity, North Texas Food Bank hunger experts last year shed light on some misconceptions about hunger, including who experiences hunger, what leads to it and what can be done to address the significant need. We want to continue to advance the conversation about food…

Thank You NTFB Drivers!

We recently took a moment to celebrate one of the most critical groups at the North Texas Food Bank – our truck Drivers. Our Drivers play an integral role in getting food into the hands of the more than 800,000 North Texans who are experiencing hunger, and they do this every day from sunrise to…

A New Fiscal Year, A New Vision

Many words have joined our everyday vocabulary in the last 18 months to describe the times we were living through. Unprecedented. Historic. Extraordinary. Uncertain. And while these are all true, at the North Texas Food Bank, there is one word that has stood out to me as I have witnessed our neighbors, staff, partners and…

Five Ways to Fight Hunger this Summer

This summer, there is the hope that life will look a little more like it did before the pandemic. With more widespread availability of the vaccine and the job market starting a slow recovery, more people will likely be traveling, coming together for gatherings, and starting to enjoy some of the pre-COVID summer activities that…

Mental Health Awareness Month: Taking Care of Your Employees

From a global pandemic to social injustice to divisive political fervor, the last year has cast heavy challenges on everyone and in every part of our lives, including work. At the North Texas Food Bank, we had to look for ways to not only create a stable work environment when things were changing by the…

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…

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…

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…

Developing Future Hunger Fighters

The North Texas Food Bank’s mission is to bridge the hunger gap in North Texas by providing access to nutritious foods. While we would love for the day to come where our mission is complete and our services are no longer needed, we know that hunger and food-insecurity are persistent and complex issues. That is…