March 20, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

Child Obesity:
Different Fight, Same Objective

March 20, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
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Some could argue child obesity is of no concern to North Texas Food Bank. After all, as long as obese children have food to eat, NTFB’s job is done, right? As a matter of fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. In our fight against hunger, our goal is to make food insecure North Texans healthier, smarter and stronger. That means our job is only done when food insecure families are provided with healthy food that will make them smarter and stronger.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), high prices for fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk that low and middle income children will be overweight. HHS researchers also found that higher fast food prices were associated with obesity as fast foods chains are more likely to boost prices based on greater demand. Read More

Some could argue child obesity is of no concern to North Texas Food Bank. After all, as long as obese children have food to eat, NTFB’s job is done, right? As a matter of fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. In our fight against hunger, our goal is to make food insecure North Texans healthier, smarter and stronger. That means our job is only done when food insecure families are provided with healthy food that will make them smarter and stronger.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), high prices for fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk that low and middle income children will be overweight. HHS researchers also found that higher fast food prices were associated with obesity as fast foods chains are more likely to boost prices based on greater demand. Read More


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March 17, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

March is National Nutrition Month for
Feeding America & NTFB

March 17, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
Nutrition Month

The month of March holds a high significance to National Nutrition Month. While North Texas Food Bank and Feeding America hold nutrition in high regard every month, the two organizations (among others) will specifically emphasize good nutrition and the availability of nutritious meals throughout the NTFB service area, as well as nationally through the Feeding America network. Read More

The month of March holds a high significance to National Nutrition Month. While North Texas Food Bank and Feeding America hold nutrition in high regard every month, the two organizations (among others) will specifically emphasize good nutrition and the availability of nutritious meals throughout the NTFB service area, as well as nationally through the Feeding America network. Read More


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March 03, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

Breaking Down The Farm Bill and SNAP

March 03, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
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In one of our most recent posts, we discussed the reality of child hunger in North Texas and across the U.S. It’s a common misconception that hunger only exists in far away third-world countries. However, hunger is a harsh reality that affects far too many families across the United States and in our own DFW community.

Most recently, changes to the Farm Bill will cut an additional $8.55 billion from SNAP benefits over the next ten years across 15 states. As an overview, the Farm Bill is a piece of legislation that governs America’s nutrition and agriculture policy including hunger-relief programs. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is funded by the Farm Bill. Dramatic cuts to SNAP ($8.55 billion) are being considered by Congress right now on top of cuts that already went into effect on November 1.  Read More

In one of our most recent posts, we discussed the reality of child hunger in North Texas and across the U.S. It’s a common misconception that hunger only exists in far away third-world countries. However, hunger is a harsh reality that affects far too many families across the United States and in our own DFW community.

Most recently, changes to the Farm Bill will cut an additional $8.55 billion from SNAP benefits over the next ten years across 15 states. As an overview, the Farm Bill is a piece of legislation that governs America’s nutrition and agriculture policy including hunger-relief programs. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is funded by the Farm Bill. Dramatic cuts to SNAP ($8.55 billion) are being considered by Congress right now on top of cuts that already went into effect on November 1.  Read More


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February 21, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

Make A Difference This February –
Empty Bowls Returns!

February 21, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
NTFB's Empty Bowls 2014

Welcome to an outdoor European market, culinary and art event nestled in the heart of the Dallas Performing Arts District – NTFB’s Empty Bowls (presented by Kroger) has returned and once again benefits NTFB!

Empty Bowls is the best ticket in town to partake in an open-air festival anchored by the gorgeous Meyerson Symphony Hall lobby. Enjoy an artfully nourishing lunch, music provided by the Youth Strings ensemble, hand-crafted pottery demonstrations, and fundraising opportunities to benefit North Texas Food Bank.
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Welcome to an outdoor European market, culinary and art event nestled in the heart of the Dallas Performing Arts District – NTFB’s Empty Bowls (presented by Kroger) has returned and once again benefits NTFB!

Empty Bowls is the best ticket in town to partake in an open-air festival anchored by the gorgeous Meyerson Symphony Hall lobby. Enjoy an artfully nourishing lunch, music provided by the Youth Strings ensemble, hand-crafted pottery demonstrations, and fundraising opportunities to benefit North Texas Food Bank.
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February 14, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

No Child Hungry

February 14, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
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February is home to Valentine’s Day – a day to honor your sweetheart, loved one or special friend. Why not spend the other 27 days reflecting on the future of our country: the children. Feeding America and NTFB firmly believe that investing in child nutrition programs is an investment in a healthier future.

It’s a common misconception that hunger only exists in far away third-world countries. However, hunger is a harsh reality that affects far too many families across the United States and in our own DFW community. Allow us to paint a picture of how real the fight against hunger is in North Texas today. Read More

February is home to Valentine’s Day – a day to honor your sweetheart, loved one or special friend. Why not spend the other 27 days reflecting on the future of our country: the children. Feeding America and NTFB firmly believe that investing in child nutrition programs is an investment in a healthier future.

It’s a common misconception that hunger only exists in far away third-world countries. However, hunger is a harsh reality that affects far too many families across the United States and in our own DFW community. Allow us to paint a picture of how real the fight against hunger is in North Texas today. Read More


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January 30, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

NTFB CEO JAN PRUITT NAMED AS NEW
CHAIR-ELECT OF FEEDING AMERICA

January 30, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
Jan Pruitt

Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America, came to visit North Texas Food Bank last year in December. During his visit, Bob made an exciting announcement that NTFB’s very own President and CEO, Jan Pruitt, has been named as the new Chair-elect of Feeding America!

Pruitt has been an advocate of Feeding America for quite some time now, and sees to it that NTFB participates in supporting Feeding America’s large-scale goals and initiatives throughout each year. Read More

Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America, came to visit North Texas Food Bank last year in December. During his visit, Bob made an exciting announcement that NTFB’s very own President and CEO, Jan Pruitt, has been named as the new Chair-elect of Feeding America!

Pruitt has been an advocate of Feeding America for quite some time now, and sees to it that NTFB participates in supporting Feeding America’s large-scale goals and initiatives throughout each year. Read More


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January 27, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

There’s Help on The Way for Senior Citizens Hungry Today

January 27, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
Seniors Hungry Today

“Hungry today.” To many, this is a concept that victimizes a single mother struggling to provide for her hungry children.  Perhaps this is due to a large number of hunger relief programs being focused on relieving child hunger specifically. However, the fight against hunger encompasses people of all ages everywhere, including senior citizens.

According to Feeding America, 4.8 million seniors (over age 60), or 8.4% of all seniors in the U.S. were food insecure in 2011 – more than double the number of food-insecure seniors in 2001. In Texas, the numbers are even more devastating with 18% of Texas seniors being food insecure in 2011. Read More

“Hungry today.” To many, this is a concept that victimizes a single mother struggling to provide for her hungry children.  Perhaps this is due to a large number of hunger relief programs being focused on relieving child hunger specifically. However, the fight against hunger encompasses people of all ages everywhere, including senior citizens.

According to Feeding America, 4.8 million seniors (over age 60), or 8.4% of all seniors in the U.S. were food insecure in 2011 – more than double the number of food-insecure seniors in 2001. In Texas, the numbers are even more devastating with 18% of Texas seniors being food insecure in 2011. Read More


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January 17, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

FOOD STAMP CUTS CREATE
HIGHER DEMAND FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS

January 17, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Care to learn more about the faces of hunger? In Kentucky, Rosanna Troyer is coping with the reduction of her food stamp help funding from $367 to $303 by cutting back on meat purchases and buying more canned goods and macaroni and cheese.

Rosanna’s 12-year-old daughter is already sick of the hot dogs they’ve been eating frequently at their home in Owsley County, which has the lowest median household income of any U.S. county outside Puerto Rico.

“She says ‘mom, can’t we have something else?’ I told her, you got to wait, maybe next month,” said Rosanna. Read More

Care to learn more about the faces of hunger? In Kentucky, Rosanna Troyer is coping with the reduction of her food stamp help funding from $367 to $303 by cutting back on meat purchases and buying more canned goods and macaroni and cheese.

Rosanna’s 12-year-old daughter is already sick of the hot dogs they’ve been eating frequently at their home in Owsley County, which has the lowest median household income of any U.S. county outside Puerto Rico.

“She says ‘mom, can’t we have something else?’ I told her, you got to wait, maybe next month,” said Rosanna. Read More


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January 09, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR
NORTH TEXANS WHO ARE “HUNGRY TODAY”

January 09, 2014
by North Texas Food Bank
2014

2014 is finally here! North Texas Food Bank is very excited for the upcoming year ahead, and still extremely grateful to be the charity of choice for many donors – individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations.

Thanks to a “perfect storm” of events, starting with heavy demand during the summer and fall, including SNAP cuts and normal holiday demand, the need for nutritious food has never been higher. With that said, we’d like to take this opportunity to share with everyone a few ways you can make a difference over the next months. Read More

2014 is finally here! North Texas Food Bank is very excited for the upcoming year ahead, and still extremely grateful to be the charity of choice for many donors – individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations.

Thanks to a “perfect storm” of events, starting with heavy demand during the summer and fall, including SNAP cuts and normal holiday demand, the need for nutritious food has never been higher. With that said, we’d like to take this opportunity to share with everyone a few ways you can make a difference over the next months. Read More


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December 23, 2013
by North Texas Food Bank

How to Help Hungry North Texans
for The Holidays

December 23, 2013
by North Texas Food Bank

Dr. Martin Luther King said it best; “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

The faces of hunger look like our faces: family, friends, neighbors and even those who serve. As a member of Feeding America, the North Texas Food Bank strives to adhere to Dr. King’s sentiments every day for these faces, especially during the holidays. We’re blessed to have overwhelming community support during this time of year, and would like to share with everyone a few ways you can make a difference. Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King said it best; “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

The faces of hunger look like our faces: family, friends, neighbors and even those who serve. As a member of Feeding America, the North Texas Food Bank strives to adhere to Dr. King’s sentiments every day for these faces, especially during the holidays. We’re blessed to have overwhelming community support during this time of year, and would like to share with everyone a few ways you can make a difference. Read More


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