Use Your Voice to Stand Up Against Hunger

4 million people struggle with hunger in Texas, and we find this unacceptable.

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Why We Advocate for Hunger Relief

The North Texas Food Bank advocates to protect and defend policies that seek to close the hunger gap at the federal, state, and local levels.

Our advocacy program relies on passionate people to help us achieve our mission and fight for those who suffer from hunger. 54% of the meals we provide access to are tied to government programs. Protecting and strengthening these programs allows NTFB to realize our vision of a hunger-free healthy North Texas.

Learn About Hunger Policy

We send out a monthly e-newsletter updating you on public policy items that impact hunger in our cities, Texas, the United States, and sometimes the world. This newsletter is meant to help our advocates build a better understanding of food policies that can impact hunger. Additionally, we provide opportunities to engage in anti-hunger legislation.

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Advocacy Mission & Goals

We strive to reduce food insecurity by promoting and defending anti-hunger policies at all levels of government through partnerships with public officials and community advocates.

  • Support, protect, and increase funding for essential hunger relief programs at all levels of government.
  • Partner with Local, State and Federal Agencies to identify opportunities to decrease food insecurity.
  • Build a coalition of public officials and community anti-hunger advocates.
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Policy Priorities

Expand Your Knowledge

Anti-Hunger News

Check out the latest national anti-hunger media related to NTFB's advocacy efforts.

Data Maps


Explore our various data maps to learn about food insecurity in our region and Texas as a whole.

Newsletters

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See past newsletters and learn more about our recent advocacy efforts.

Resource Library


Explore various resources including program fact sheets, partner resources, food insecurity information, and where to apply for benefits.

Take Action

Read Our Blog

Four women inside the Texas State Capitol Building. From left to right: Beth Corbett, Central Texas Food Bank Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Valerie Hawthorne, North Texas Food Bank Director of Government Relations, Jamie Olson, Feeding Texas Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Celia Cole, Feeding Texas CEO

NTFB Advocates work towards hunger relief in our community by working with lawmakers, telling the stories of our hungry neighbors and how they can help. Read our blog to learn more.

Family Activities

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See activities your family can do to learn more about hunger. See our resources on how to talk to children about hunger, including our "Hunger Bugs Me" children's book and associated activities.

Share Your Story


Your voice matters! Please share your story with us so our neighbors and elected officials can better understand the real-life situations our friends and neighbors experiencing hunger face.

Young Advocates


The Young Advocates Council is an opportunity for dedicated and entrepreneurial high school students to advocate for closing the meal gap in North Texas.

NTFB Voice Community Advocates Survey

Please take our NTFB Voice Community Advocates Survey to help us better understand our audience and how you might be interested in fighting hunger with us to strengthen our community.

Advocates in Action

Advocacy Awards

The North Texas Food Bank was inducted into Feeding America's Advocacy Hall of Fame and earned a spot on Food Bank News' Highest Honor Roll for Excellence in Advocacy.