Giving Thanks: Partner Gardens

The North Texas Food Bank is known as a hunger-fighter in Dallas and across our country, as images of lines of cars to receive food boxes in North Texas were shown on national news broadcasts at the onset of the pandemic. An image that wasn’t shown is of a garden, 13 gardens to be exact,…

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Fall Recipe: All About the Sides!

There is something special about the fall season – the leaves changing colors, the temperatures dropping and the anticipation for the holidays (and football season!) that starts to take shape. As you settle into the fall, the Nutrition Services team at the North Texas Food Bank has some great recipes that elevate the season’s flavors…

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Growing a Salad Garden

Though September is still hot, it is actually time to start planting the fall garden outdoors by seed. Cooler months are when leafy greens and root crops thrive. In other words, you can grow a salad garden! The great part about growing your own salad is that the produce may have a higher nutrient content…

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Food 4 Kids is Ready for Back to School

It is no secret that this past school year was one that had never been seen before. The Child Programs Team at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) did not let this non-traditional school year stop us from serving food to children in need. Through collaboration and innovation, NTFB’s Food 4 Kids program continued to…

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Partner Garden Spotlight: Community Harvest Garden

Fighting hunger has many hidden heroes and contributors who help ensure our community is fed with nutritious food and produce. This includes NTFB’s Partner Garden program, where community gardens around our 13-county service area grow fresh produce to donate weekly to one of our Partner Agencies. The agency then supplements the produce and dry goods…

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Summer Recipe: Rainbow Smoothie

June is the official start of summer and the heat, longer days, swimming, and more heat are definitely upon us! And nothing goes better with a day outside in the sun than a refreshing cold treat or smoothie. As June also marks National Dairy Month, the Nutrition Services team at the North Texas Food Bank…

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Kick Off Summer With Your Own Salsa Garden

Who isn’t ready to grab your favorite chips and drink and melt into the lazy summer days with some homemade salsa? Add the tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, hot pepper (if you can handle that), and lots of cilantro and you are ready to go. This Texas staple is easy to make for all levels of…

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Raising Awareness for Senior Hunger

As our senior population continues to grow, so does the number of older Americans who struggle with food insecurity. Texas has one of the highest rates of food-insecure seniors in the country, and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex alone, 9 percent of seniors experienced food insecurity in 2018. COVID-19 brought additional risks for our vulnerable…

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Thanking Teachers as We Look Ahead to Summer Hunger Programs

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to express gratitude and thanks to the teachers who play such a vital role in the lives of young people. And this year more than ever, teachers and staff deserve credit for their flexibility, dedication, and commitment to the education and wellbeing of children across North Texas.…

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