Food Bank Partner: North Texas Food Bank

October 01, 2015 by Jamie Pritscher

About: The North Texas Food Bank passionately pursues a hunger-free community, providing 62 million nutritious meals in the last year alone. Out of every dollar they receive, 93 cents goes to hunger relief programs. They have 250 partner agencies over 1,000 locations throughout their 12-county service area, and they remain dedicated to helping every individual in need within their vast community.

 

Backpack Program: The North Texas Food Bank’s program, Food 4 Kids, gives a backpack full of food for the weekend to over 11,000 chronically hungry children every Friday. They also have a Kids Café that provides 1,600 students after school meals, and it keeps going through the summer with lunch and snacks for over 2,400 children.

 

Education: The North Texas Food Bank knows that education is a critical way to help prevent hunger. They provided 25 six-week courses in 2014 with 508 participants learning about nutrition, budgeting, safety and cooking. The North Texas Food Bank Hunger Center is a program committed to building knowledge as a way to end hunger through research and development of new strategies.

More about our impact with the North Texas Food Bank.