North Texas Food Banks-DFW community raises nearly $500,000
Top Ranked Relief
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization. Providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors, and families. This is done through a network of more than 1,000 programs. And 200 Partner Agencies in our 13-county service area. In the fiscal year 2016, NTFB provided access to some 70 million meals. But the need for hunger relief in North Texas today is much larger.
Combating Increasing Food Insecurity in North Texas
The Food Bank recently launched a 10-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization. To assist citizens in the Dallas/Fort Worth area raised almost $500,000 for the North Texas Food Bank and Tarrant Area Food Bank as part of Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign.
Action Against Hunger
The campaign encouraged Americans to take action against hunger by online and in-store purchases and donations. Residents generated $291,447.22 for the North Texas Food Bank and $207,479.98 for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Participating companies included:
- Campbell Soup Company
- General Mills
- Kellogg Company
- The Kraft Heinz Company
They all helped promote and supply the campaign. It raised $19.8 million nationwide.
NTFB Director of Communications Response
“We’re delighted with this year’s campaign results and the funds we receive will help us provide meals to the families who need them most,” said Anita Foster, Sr. Director of Communications and Marketing at the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
You Can Help Too!
17.4 percent of Tarrant County residents and 18.9 percent of Dallas County residents face hunger issues. To donate to the North Texas Food Bank and/or Tarrant Area Food Bank visit https://www.ntfb.org/ for more information.
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K. (n.d.). DFW community raises nearly $500,000 for North Texas food banks. Retrieved July 10, 2017, from http://www.fox4news.com/news/266956381-story