Child Programs

1 in every 5 kids in North Texas is food insecure. That’s why NTFB seeks innovative and effective solutions to feed hungry children in our community.

Through our Child Programs, we work with schools and social service programs in our 13 county service area to distribute and serve nutritious foods to kids in need throughout the school year and the summer months.

Food 4 Kids Serving up to 11,000 chronically hungry children each week

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Elementary school children on the free and reduced-price school meal program often face hunger when meals are not available on weekends. Working with educators to identify chronically hungry kids, the Food 4 Kids program provides backpacks full of nutritious, nonperishable, kid-friendly food to take home each Friday afternoon during the school year. The program operates in 300 schools, serving up to 11,000 chronically hungry children each week.

School Pantry Program

Providing non-perishable items and fresh produce to students

Students and their families can access non-perishable items and fresh produce at local school pantries. Distribution takes place after school and students who visit the school pantry leave with at least 25 pounds of shelf-stable food and 15 pounds of produce.

In 2019-2020 we served nearly 865,000 pounds of food through the School Pantry program.

For more information, reach out to ChildPrograms@ntfb.org