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Celebrating 40 Years of Service

Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022. Since the first 400,000 pounds of food were distributed in 1982, NTFB’s impact has grown exponentially, to deliver more than 144 million pounds of food in FY23. With this growth, we also know that it takes more than food to end hunger. Moving into our next four decades, we’re finding new ways to increase food donations, leveraging our diverse network of partner agencies and the critical wraparound services they provide, helping more neighbors find relief through food assistance programs, and making a lasting change in the fight against hunger by addressing the underlying barriers to food security.

Harvest: A 40th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, February 19, 2022, the North Texas Food Bank hosted Cosecha, a black-tie gala event at the Dallas Omni hotel commemorating the organization’s 40 years of providing hunger relief in North Texas.

NTFB Through the Years

Journey through 40 years of NTFB's service. From our humble beginnings in 1981 to providing access to 144 million meals in FY23, the North Texas Food Bank has always been dedicated to helping those in need.

NTFB 40th Anniversary Highights

During NTFB's Nourish North Texas Launch in September 2021, we highlighted a handful of key milestones that have gotten us to where we are today.

See the moments that made NTFB.

40 Years, 40 Stories

In celebration of 40 years of service to our community and with support from H-E-B, the North Texas Food Bank embarked on a living history project, documenting the stories of those individuals who have made a lasting impact on our mission of closing the hunger gap in North Texas. The stories feature founding members, employees, volunteers, agency partners and those we serve, and community partners including donors, advocates, board and LIFE Council members, and long-time supporters. We thank YOU for being a part of the Food Bank’s story and invite you to submit your special memories, involvement, and hope for the future here. Stories will be added throughout this anniversary year.

Alimentos para hoy y esperanza para el mañana

As we acknowledge the past, we also recognize that there is work still to be done to address the unprecedented level of need in our community. With the lessons and learnings from the past 40 years, the North Texas Food Bank has set forth a bold vision for the future as we work to provide access and nourishment today while also launching innovative programs and partnerships to remove barriers to food security.

Join us as we embark on the next 40 years of service and read more about our plan to Nutre el norte de Texas.

Help Fight Hunger 


Get involved at the North Texas Food Bank by volunteering your time, funds, canned goods, attending events, and advocating for making North Texas a hunger-free community!

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Ya sea comida, dinero o tiempo, hay muchas formas de donar al North Texas Food Bank y apoyar a su comunidad.

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Learn more about the North Texas Food Bank and download resources!

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