Helping NTFB and Collin County Meet the Need

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the winter storm power outages, the North Texas Food Bank and their many dedicated volunteers continuously demonstrate the strength of our community by coming together to help our neighbors in times of need. Their hard work remains crucial during this time as more and more people across our state are…

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Permanent SNAP Increase Takes Effect

In August, the Federal Government announced a permanent 25% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the largest-ever increase in benefit levels for people participating in the program. The increase takes effect October 1, a day after the expiration of the temporary 15% increase put in place during the pandemic through the American Rescue Plan. The…

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NTFB Legislative Priorities

The North Texas Food Bank continually works with local, state and federal officials to advance policies that address the complexities that can lead to hunger. Advocacy work is vital to combat not just the physical and mental health impacts of hunger, but the economic toll food insecurity has in our communities. According to Feeding Texas,…

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Thankful Series: Advocacy Partners

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…

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Food Security 2020: Crisis and Sustainability

The North Texas Food Bank recently hosted a virtual meeting on Food Security: Crisis and Sustainability to discuss and answer questions from NTFB supporters. Director of Government Relations, Dr. Valerie Hawthorne provided an in depth look at how NTFB is handling the Covid-19 crisis, and how we plan to continue to meet the needs of…

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NTFB Addresses Additional SNAP Funding During Virtual Advocacy Week

To fully address the current public health and economic crisis of hunger in our country, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum benefit needs to be increased by 15 percent.   This was the priority message communicated by North Texas Food Bank representatives to federal government officials during Feeding America’s Virtual Fly-In at the end…

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