NTFB partners with 20+ community partner gardens to grow and connect fresh produce to those in need. Partner Gardens donate anywhere from 10 percent to 100 percent of their yield to a local Partner Agency, while NTFB provides volunteers to help with planting, harvesting and weeding the garden. On average, our Partner Gardens donate between 20,000-40,000 pounds of garden-fresh produce to our partner agency network each year.
- Big Tex Urban Farm, Fair Park-Dallas
- City Square Community Garden, Dallas
- City Square Cottages, Dallas
- Community Harvest Garden, Plano
- Coppell Community Garden, Coppell
- Dolphin Heights Community Garden, Dallas
- Eden’s Organic Garden, Balch Springs
- First United Methodist Church- Richardson Ministry Garden, Richardson
- The Giving Garden of Carrollton, Carrollton
- Guidepost Montessori at Stonebriar, Frisco
- Harvest Community Garden, Carrollton
- Horizon Community Garden, Carrollton
- Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy, Plano
- Lorenzo De Zavala Environmental Science Academy, Grand Prairie
- Merriman Park Elementary Garden
- MLK Miles of Freedom Garden & Seedling Farm, Dallas
- Moss Haven Farm, Richardson
Our Saviour Community Garden, East Dallas
- Singing Hills Community Garden, Dallas
- Spring Creek Elementary Garden, North Dallas
- St. Philips School Garden, Dallas
- Sunny South Community Garden, Dallas
- Temple Emanu-el, North Dallas
- The UP Learning Garden at University Park Elementary School, North Dallas
- We Over Me Farms at Paul Quinn College, South Dallas
Nutrition and Gardening
Since 1994, NTFB has worked to distribute fresh produce to food-insecure children, seniors and families in North Texas. In fact, NTFB distributed more than 26 million pounds of fresh fruits or vegetables in 2019.
The Food Bank works to source fresh produce from local and national growers and also rescues unsold produce from more than 170 grocery store retailers. Produce is distributed through a variety of sites and programs including NTFB Partner Agencies, the School Pantry Program, and Mobile Pantry Program. The work of distributing these delicate products requires refrigerated warehouse space, refrigerated trucks, and investment in manual labor to get the products out quickly. NTFB is deeply committed to providing more nutritious choices, especially given the health benefits of fresh produce.
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