Volunteer

Giving Thanks: Volunteers

We often say that volunteers are the “help behind the hope” of the North Texas Food Bank, and I have the pleasure of witnessing this with every volunteer shift. It has been wonderful to welcome external volunteers back to NTFB’s Perot Family Campus over the last year after halting our traditional volunteer operations at the…

Introducing Nihao – Food Bank Initiative

The North Texas Food Bank is excited to welcome one of its newest partnerships in the fight against hunger, the Nihao – Food Bank Initiative. Nihao – Food Bank Initiative is a Chinese American, volunteer-driven grassroots movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about hunger in North Texas, improve community engagement among the Chinese American…

Make a Difference on the Young Advocates Council

My name is Tosin Fagbami, and I joined the North Texas Food Bank’s Young Advocates Council (YAC) at the end of my sophomore year, which also happened to be right at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, I had no idea what life would be like at the beginning of the 2020…

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…

Thankful Series: Social Media Ambassadors

This year will certainly be remembered for its challenges. But it will also be known for those who eased the burden for others and for the resiliency of our communities. As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to take the time to recognize and thank the many North Texas Food Bank partners who are critical in carrying…

Thankful Series: Volunteers

This year will certainly be remembered for its challenges. But it will also be known for those who eased the burden for others and for the resiliency of our communities. As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to take the time to recognize and thank the many North Texas Food Bank partners who are critical in carrying…

Remembering a True Hunger Fighter—Ms. Mary

The North Texas Food Bank remembers the life and legacy of long-time volunteer and staff member, Ms. Mary.