September 18, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

NTFB SuperFans Support North Texas Giving Day

September 18, 2019
by Caroline Mandel
More than 25 NTFB SuperFans created FUNdraising pages for North Texas Giving Day.

North Texas Giving Day is on Thursday, September 19, and this year, the Food Bank is proud of the many hunger fighters who pledged their support through creating individual FUNdraising pages. A new Giving Day feature, FUNdraising pages enable supporters to utilize peer-to-peer fundraising to encourage donations through email and social media channels. Hunger fighters can lend their voices, resources and network in support of the North Texas Food Bank, all through an easy-to-use online platform.

Through an 18-hour online giving event, North Texas Giving Day amplifies our collective-community impact and builds awareness and support for local nonprofits and causes. This year, the Food Bank has set a Giving Day goal to fund 2.4 million meals because the need for hunger relief in our community continues to grow. Currently almost 800,000 of our North Texas neighbors are food-insecure – meaning they do not know where they will find their next healthy meal.

But as technology brings innovative practices to the nonprofit sector – these advancements make it now easier than ever to help provide access to more nutritious meals to our community. $1 provides access to three nutritious meals to hungry neighbors, and there’s still time to schedule a giving day donation and encourage family and friends to join you in donating to the North Texas Food Bank on North Texas Giving Day.

To learn more about North Texas Giving Day, and to donate, visit www.ntfb.org/givingday.

More than 25 NTFB SuperFans created FUNdraising pages for North Texas Giving Day.

North Texas Giving Day is on Thursday, September 19, and this year, the Food Bank is proud of the many hunger fighters who pledged their support through creating individual FUNdraising pages. A new Giving Day feature, FUNdraising pages enable supporters to utilize peer-to-peer fundraising to encourage donations through email and social media channels. Hunger fighters can lend their voices, resources and network in support of the North Texas Food Bank, all through an easy-to-use online platform.

Through an 18-hour online giving event, North Texas Giving Day amplifies our collective-community impact and builds awareness and support for local nonprofits and causes. This year, the Food Bank has set a Giving Day goal to fund 2.4 million meals because the need for hunger relief in our community continues to grow. Currently almost 800,000 of our North Texas neighbors are food-insecure – meaning they do not know where they will find their next healthy meal.

But as technology brings innovative practices to the nonprofit sector – these advancements make it now easier than ever to help provide access to more nutritious meals to our community. $1 provides access to three nutritious meals to hungry neighbors, and there’s still time to schedule a giving day donation and encourage family and friends to join you in donating to the North Texas Food Bank on North Texas Giving Day.

To learn more about North Texas Giving Day, and to donate, visit www.ntfb.org/givingday.


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September 10, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

September is Hunger Action Month

September 10, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

All throughout September, the North Texas Food Bank will stand together with Feeding America and its extensive network of food banks in raising awareness on the issue of hunger. Hunger Action Month unites diverse communities who each share a commitment to closing the hunger gap, and have pledged to take action and work toward proving more healthy meals to food-insecure neighbors. Locally in North Texas, there are many ways you can get involved, and help hungry neighbors during this month-long campaign. We’ve compiled opportunities for every day of September at www.ntfb.org/ham, and included below are a few highlights to consider:

September 7 – 22Canstruction

Canstruction is currently on display now through Sunday, September 22 at NorthPark Center. View the various ‘Heroes Against Hunger’ cansculptures, and make a donation to vote for your favorite – $1 buys 1 vote (and three meals for our hungry neighbors). All proceeds support NTFB. To learn more about Canstruction and to vote, click here.

September 12Hunger Action Day

Wear orange in support of Hunger Action Day! After sundown, observe iconic Dallas skyscrapers illuminate orange and transform the downtown skyline. Upload your photos to social media and include the hashtag: #HungerActionMonth.

September 19North Texas Giving Day

Celebrate community-wide philanthropy and donate to NTFB on North Texas Giving Day. Schedule your Giving Day contribution now, and it’s not too late to become a SuperFan and create your own NTFB FUNdraising page. To learn more about North Texas Giving Day, click here

September 20HARVEST

Attend NTFB’s annual HARVEST event, and gather with fellow hunger fighters for an evening of live entertainment from DJ Lucy Wrubel, one-of-a-kind auction items, specialty cocktails and a movable feast from Dallas’ top chefs and restaurants including Le Bilboquet, Tulum and Parigi. Your support of this special event provides critical hunger relief for our hungry North Texas neighbors in need. To learn more about HARVEST, click here.

While September is Hunger Action Month, your support is needed year-round to help our neighbors who struggle with hunger every day. To learn how you can help support our critical hunger relief work, during this month-long campaign and beyond, visit www.ntfb.org/get-involved.

All throughout September, the North Texas Food Bank will stand together with Feeding America and its extensive network of food banks in raising awareness on the issue of hunger. Hunger Action Month unites diverse communities who each share a commitment to closing the hunger gap, and have pledged to take action and work toward proving more healthy meals to food-insecure neighbors. Locally in North Texas, there are many ways you can get involved, and help hungry neighbors during this month-long campaign. We’ve compiled opportunities for every day of September at www.ntfb.org/ham, and included below are a few highlights to consider:

September 7 – 22Canstruction

Canstruction is currently on display now through Sunday, September 22 at NorthPark Center. View the various ‘Heroes Against Hunger’ cansculptures, and make a donation to vote for your favorite – $1 buys 1 vote (and three meals for our hungry neighbors). All proceeds support NTFB. To learn more about Canstruction and to vote, click here.

September 12Hunger Action Day

Wear orange in support of Hunger Action Day! After sundown, observe iconic Dallas skyscrapers illuminate orange and transform the downtown skyline. Upload your photos to social media and include the hashtag: #HungerActionMonth.

September 19North Texas Giving Day

Celebrate community-wide philanthropy and donate to NTFB on North Texas Giving Day. Schedule your Giving Day contribution now, and it’s not too late to become a SuperFan and create your own NTFB FUNdraising page. To learn more about North Texas Giving Day, click here

September 20HARVEST

Attend NTFB’s annual HARVEST event, and gather with fellow hunger fighters for an evening of live entertainment from DJ Lucy Wrubel, one-of-a-kind auction items, specialty cocktails and a movable feast from Dallas’ top chefs and restaurants including Le Bilboquet, Tulum and Parigi. Your support of this special event provides critical hunger relief for our hungry North Texas neighbors in need. To learn more about HARVEST, click here.

While September is Hunger Action Month, your support is needed year-round to help our neighbors who struggle with hunger every day. To learn how you can help support our critical hunger relief work, during this month-long campaign and beyond, visit www.ntfb.org/get-involved.


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September 03, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Join us for HARVEST – Friday, September 20

September 03, 2019
by Caroline Mandel
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will once again host the 6th Annual HARVEST.

Join the North Texas Food Bank on Friday, September 20, as we transform the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to HARVEST. You are invited to gather with fellow hunger fighters for an evening of live entertainment from DJ Lucy Wrubel, one-of-a-kind auction items, specialty cocktails and a movable feast from Dallas’ top chefs and restaurants including Le Bilboquet, Tulum and Parigi.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will provide the perfect autumn-themed backdrop, and HARVEST attendees will be the first to see the popular pumpkin displays. Event proceeds support the North Texas Food Bank’s vital Feeding Children and Feeding Seniors initiatives. Few other social issues affect our community like hunger, and because hunger is not bound by age or ethnicity, you likely know someone who has experienced hunger. Your support of HARVEST will provide critical hunger relief for our hungry North Texas neighbors in need.

Tickets are now on sale and limited sponsorships are still available. To purchase tickets, visit www.ntfb.org/harvest.


6th Annual HARVEST

Friday, September 20, 2019

6 – 7 p.m. VIP; 7 – 10 p.m. HARVEST


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

A Tasteful Place – 8617 Garland Road, Entrance One – Dallas TX 75218


Event Co-Chairs – Lisa and Marvin Singleton

Honorary Chair – Chef Dean Fearing

Casual Chic Attire and Ages 21+

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will once again host the 6th Annual HARVEST.

Join the North Texas Food Bank on Friday, September 20, as we transform the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to HARVEST. You are invited to gather with fellow hunger fighters for an evening of live entertainment from DJ Lucy Wrubel, one-of-a-kind auction items, specialty cocktails and a movable feast from Dallas’ top chefs and restaurants including Le Bilboquet, Tulum and Parigi.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will provide the perfect autumn-themed backdrop, and HARVEST attendees will be the first to see the popular pumpkin displays. Event proceeds support the North Texas Food Bank’s vital Feeding Children and Feeding Seniors initiatives. Few other social issues affect our community like hunger, and because hunger is not bound by age or ethnicity, you likely know someone who has experienced hunger. Your support of HARVEST will provide critical hunger relief for our hungry North Texas neighbors in need.

Tickets are now on sale and limited sponsorships are still available. To purchase tickets, visit www.ntfb.org/harvest.


6th Annual HARVEST

Friday, September 20, 2019

6 – 7 p.m. VIP; 7 – 10 p.m. HARVEST


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

A Tasteful Place – 8617 Garland Road, Entrance One – Dallas TX 75218


Event Co-Chairs – Lisa and Marvin Singleton

Honorary Chair – Chef Dean Fearing

Casual Chic Attire and Ages 21+


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August 27, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

North Texas Giving Day – Thursday, September 19

August 27, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

What can you do with $1? At the North Texas Food Bank, $1 provides access to three nutritious meals to hungry neighbors in our community. Currently almost 800,000 of our North Texas neighbors are food-insecure – meaning they do not know where they will find their next healthy meal. So $1 could ensure one more child has food on the table come dinnertime, or a senior neighbor doesn’t forgo groceries to afford a prescription. Closing the hunger gap in North Texas requires the collective support and compassion of many, and the Food Bank is proud to partner with the Communities Foundation of Texas for North Texas Giving Day.

On Thursday, September 19, NTFB will join other North Texas nonprofits in celebrating community-wide philanthropy for North Texas Giving Day. Since 2009, this 18-hour online giving event has built awareness and support for local nonprofits and causes in one easy-to-use platform. North Texas Giving Day aims to amplify our collective-community impact while highlighting each organizations unique focus area.

Last year on North Texas Giving Day, your gifts funded more than 2.2 million healthy meals for our hungry neighbors. Support from friends like you helps sustain our ability to provide access to more healthy food to more food-insecure households. Thanks to support provided by Priscilla Endicott Charitable Foundation, The Ryan Foundation and two anonymous donors, our Giving Day donations will be matched up to $150,000! That means, your donation will be doubled and go twice as far. This year, our goal is to fund 2.4 million meals because the need for hunger relief in our community continues to grow.

Here’s how you can support NTFB for North Texas Giving Day:

*Become a SuperFan – create your own NTFB FUNdraising page, and help gather support from friends, family and your supporters

*Schedule your donation early – scheduling begins Monday, September 9 through Wednesday, September 18

*Donate to NTFB on Thursday, September 19, North Texas Giving Day

*Spread the word about North Texas Giving Day – visit the NTFB Facebook page for more information and share on your social media channels

To learn more, become a SuperFan and to donate, visit www.ntfb.org/givingday.

What can you do with $1? At the North Texas Food Bank, $1 provides access to three nutritious meals to hungry neighbors in our community. Currently almost 800,000 of our North Texas neighbors are food-insecure – meaning they do not know where they will find their next healthy meal. So $1 could ensure one more child has food on the table come dinnertime, or a senior neighbor doesn’t forgo groceries to afford a prescription. Closing the hunger gap in North Texas requires the collective support and compassion of many, and the Food Bank is proud to partner with the Communities Foundation of Texas for North Texas Giving Day.

On Thursday, September 19, NTFB will join other North Texas nonprofits in celebrating community-wide philanthropy for North Texas Giving Day. Since 2009, this 18-hour online giving event has built awareness and support for local nonprofits and causes in one easy-to-use platform. North Texas Giving Day aims to amplify our collective-community impact while highlighting each organizations unique focus area.

Last year on North Texas Giving Day, your gifts funded more than 2.2 million healthy meals for our hungry neighbors. Support from friends like you helps sustain our ability to provide access to more healthy food to more food-insecure households. Thanks to support provided by Priscilla Endicott Charitable Foundation, The Ryan Foundation and two anonymous donors, our Giving Day donations will be matched up to $150,000! That means, your donation will be doubled and go twice as far. This year, our goal is to fund 2.4 million meals because the need for hunger relief in our community continues to grow.

Here’s how you can support NTFB for North Texas Giving Day:

*Become a SuperFan – create your own NTFB FUNdraising page, and help gather support from friends, family and your supporters

*Schedule your donation early – scheduling begins Monday, September 9 through Wednesday, September 18

*Donate to NTFB on Thursday, September 19, North Texas Giving Day

*Spread the word about North Texas Giving Day – visit the NTFB Facebook page for more information and share on your social media channels

To learn more, become a SuperFan and to donate, visit www.ntfb.org/givingday.


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August 21, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Canstruction 2019 – Heroes Against Hunger

August 21, 2019
by Caroline Mandel
Thousands of cans of shelf-stable food are used for creative Canstruction displays at NorthPark Center, and are later donated to help feed our hungry neighbors throughout North Texas.

A friendly competition with a mission to feed food-insecure neighbors, Canstruction features fanciful displays made entirely of canned goods. These cansculptures not only help spread critical awareness surrounding the issue of hunger but once deconstructed, will help fill cupboards and pantries throughout North Texas.

Starting Saturday, September 7 through Sunday, September 22, giant canned food structures will line NorthPark Center for Canstruction 2019: Heroes Against Hunger. This annual design and build competition engages teams of architects, engineers and designers in constructing large, innovative displays made entirely out of full cans of food. Following the competition, all cans utilized in each sculpture are donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Last year, Canstruction contributed more than 150,000 pounds of shelf-stable food for our hungry neighbors. Every day, the North Texas Food Bank provides access to more than 200,000 nutritious meals to hungry children, seniors and families and the support received from Canstruction advances our work feeding more neighbors in need.

Designs from past Canstruction competitions featured the iconic Dallas Pegasus, a recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and even the Colosseum. Join us this year and see how our 29 participating teams will interpret the 2019 Canstruction theme: Heroes Against Hunger. Then vote for your favorite displays – $1 buys one vote, and all proceeds will support the North Texas Food Bank. Voting starts September 7, and visit ntfb.org/canstruction to cast your vote.

For additional information about Canstruction 2019, click here.


Canstruction: Heroes Against Hunger

September 7 – 22

NorthPark Center

Thousands of cans of shelf-stable food are used for creative Canstruction displays at NorthPark Center, and are later donated to help feed our hungry neighbors throughout North Texas.

A friendly competition with a mission to feed food-insecure neighbors, Canstruction features fanciful displays made entirely of canned goods. These cansculptures not only help spread critical awareness surrounding the issue of hunger but once deconstructed, will help fill cupboards and pantries throughout North Texas.

Starting Saturday, September 7 through Sunday, September 22, giant canned food structures will line NorthPark Center for Canstruction 2019: Heroes Against Hunger. This annual design and build competition engages teams of architects, engineers and designers in constructing large, innovative displays made entirely out of full cans of food. Following the competition, all cans utilized in each sculpture are donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Last year, Canstruction contributed more than 150,000 pounds of shelf-stable food for our hungry neighbors. Every day, the North Texas Food Bank provides access to more than 200,000 nutritious meals to hungry children, seniors and families and the support received from Canstruction advances our work feeding more neighbors in need.

Designs from past Canstruction competitions featured the iconic Dallas Pegasus, a recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and even the Colosseum. Join us this year and see how our 29 participating teams will interpret the 2019 Canstruction theme: Heroes Against Hunger. Then vote for your favorite displays – $1 buys one vote, and all proceeds will support the North Texas Food Bank. Voting starts September 7, and visit ntfb.org/canstruction to cast your vote.

For additional information about Canstruction 2019, click here.


Canstruction: Heroes Against Hunger

September 7 – 22

NorthPark Center


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August 09, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Hunger Mitao!

August 09, 2019
by Caroline Mandel
In the spirit of “give where you live,” the IAC strives for the Indian-American community to be recognized as a leader in the fight against hunger in North Texas.

When long-time community advocates Raj and Aradhana “Anna” Asava learned that far too many of their North Texas neighbors are food insecure and do not know where they will find their next meal, the couple got to work co-founding the Indian-American Council for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB-IAC).

With a campaign goal to raise food and funds in “one million meal” increments, the IAC has collaborated with Indian-American associations and hosted information sessions with colleagues, faith-based organizations and other partners to encourage community members to join the movement. The campaign took on a rally cry of Hunger Mitao which translates to “wipe out hunger,” and in just two years, the group has enabled over four million meals through a mix of fundraising, food donations and volunteering.

Soon after learning about the IAC, Varsha and Dilip Shah knew they had to get involved.

“First to understand that hunger exists in this country, and then for us not to do anything about it, that would be inhumane,” said Dilip. “So we decided to join the movement of Hunger Mitao, and feel what resources we have is a gift from God, and we must share with those who are less fortunate.”

The IAC’s annual Hunger Mitao Week kicks off on Saturday, August 10, and offers an assortment of activities to join IAC members in their commitment to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in North Texas. To learn more about Hunger Mitao Week, and the movement, visit www.ntfbiac.com.


About the North Texas Food Bank Indian-American Council (NTFB-IAC)

Launched in September 2017, the IAC has committed to raise hunger awareness, improve engagement and encourage active volunteering, as well as channel resources and contributions of the Indian-American community towards the Food Bank’s mission of providing hunger relief to nearly 800,000 food-insecure individuals across a 13-county service area.

In the spirit of “give where you live,” the IAC strives for the Indian-American community to be recognized as a leader in the fight against hunger in North Texas.

When long-time community advocates Raj and Aradhana “Anna” Asava learned that far too many of their North Texas neighbors are food insecure and do not know where they will find their next meal, the couple got to work co-founding the Indian-American Council for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB-IAC).

With a campaign goal to raise food and funds in “one million meal” increments, the IAC has collaborated with Indian-American associations and hosted information sessions with colleagues, faith-based organizations and other partners to encourage community members to join the movement. The campaign took on a rally cry of Hunger Mitao which translates to “wipe out hunger,” and in just two years, the group has enabled over four million meals through a mix of fundraising, food donations and volunteering.

Soon after learning about the IAC, Varsha and Dilip Shah knew they had to get involved.

“First to understand that hunger exists in this country, and then for us not to do anything about it, that would be inhumane,” said Dilip. “So we decided to join the movement of Hunger Mitao, and feel what resources we have is a gift from God, and we must share with those who are less fortunate.”

The IAC’s annual Hunger Mitao Week kicks off on Saturday, August 10, and offers an assortment of activities to join IAC members in their commitment to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in North Texas. To learn more about Hunger Mitao Week, and the movement, visit www.ntfbiac.com.


About the North Texas Food Bank Indian-American Council (NTFB-IAC)

Launched in September 2017, the IAC has committed to raise hunger awareness, improve engagement and encourage active volunteering, as well as channel resources and contributions of the Indian-American community towards the Food Bank’s mission of providing hunger relief to nearly 800,000 food-insecure individuals across a 13-county service area.


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August 07, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Fueling Students for Success

August 07, 2019
by Caroline Mandel
When a child is hungry, it is often hard to focus in school, so hunger is potentially impacting how children learn.

During the final days of summer break, school supplies fill the shelves at local retailers that not too long ago displayed pool floats and sunscreen. With back-to-school preparations in full swing, students collect pencils, notebooks and other items that help equip them for a successful school year. While school supplies certainly are the tools of the trade in the classroom, a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, provides the fuel needed to empower a child for their educational experience. Today in our community, far too many children will start the new school year feeling hungry. Currently in North Texas, one in four children is food insecure.

Regardless of age or circumstance, when you are hungry, it is difficult to focus on anything beyond finding food. A child battling an empty stomach in school is often distracted or fatigued and likely needs more than a calculator to complete classroom assignments. At the North Texas Food Bank, through our various programs and partnerships with Partner Agencies from our Feeding Network, we work with schools and social service programs in our 13-county service area to distribute and serve nutritious food to children in need throughout the school year and the summer months.

Beyond financial support, employees from Morgan Stanley’s Plano branch volunteered at the Perot Family Campus as part of Morgan Stanley’s “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” initiative, 24-hours of continuous employee volunteer activities around the world dedicated to raising awareness of childhood hunger.

Critical support from committed partners advances this important work providing children the healthy start they need for lifelong achievement. The North Texas Food Bank is proud to partner with Morgan Stanley in support of our School Pantry program, which provides a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food for children and their families in convenient and familiar locations. NTFB is one of 35 food banks that received vital funding from Morgan Stanley as part of an overall commitment to Feeding America to help develop, launch, expand and sustain child nutrition programs.

Through the NTFB School Pantry program, students receive about 20 pounds of shelf-stable items and 15 pounds of fresh produce once a month. The majority of students who receive food from a school pantry also take part in the school-provided meals program, further demonstrating the significant need for hunger relief programs. With support from partners like Morgan Stanley, NTFB is empowered to feed more hungry children in our community, and ensure students receive the proper nutrition to thrive in and outside the classroom.

To learn more about NTFB’s Child Programs, and how your support can nourish more hungry children, visit: www.ntfb.org/childprograms.

When a child is hungry, it is often hard to focus in school, so hunger is potentially impacting how children learn.

During the final days of summer break, school supplies fill the shelves at local retailers that not too long ago displayed pool floats and sunscreen. With back-to-school preparations in full swing, students collect pencils, notebooks and other items that help equip them for a successful school year. While school supplies certainly are the tools of the trade in the classroom, a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, provides the fuel needed to empower a child for their educational experience. Today in our community, far too many children will start the new school year feeling hungry. Currently in North Texas, one in four children is food insecure.

Regardless of age or circumstance, when you are hungry, it is difficult to focus on anything beyond finding food. A child battling an empty stomach in school is often distracted or fatigued and likely needs more than a calculator to complete classroom assignments. At the North Texas Food Bank, through our various programs and partnerships with Partner Agencies from our Feeding Network, we work with schools and social service programs in our 13-county service area to distribute and serve nutritious food to children in need throughout the school year and the summer months.

Beyond financial support, employees from Morgan Stanley’s Plano branch volunteered at the Perot Family Campus as part of Morgan Stanley’s “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” initiative, 24-hours of continuous employee volunteer activities around the world dedicated to raising awareness of childhood hunger.

Critical support from committed partners advances this important work providing children the healthy start they need for lifelong achievement. The North Texas Food Bank is proud to partner with Morgan Stanley in support of our School Pantry program, which provides a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food for children and their families in convenient and familiar locations. NTFB is one of 35 food banks that received vital funding from Morgan Stanley as part of an overall commitment to Feeding America to help develop, launch, expand and sustain child nutrition programs.

Through the NTFB School Pantry program, students receive about 20 pounds of shelf-stable items and 15 pounds of fresh produce once a month. The majority of students who receive food from a school pantry also take part in the school-provided meals program, further demonstrating the significant need for hunger relief programs. With support from partners like Morgan Stanley, NTFB is empowered to feed more hungry children in our community, and ensure students receive the proper nutrition to thrive in and outside the classroom.

To learn more about NTFB’s Child Programs, and how your support can nourish more hungry children, visit: www.ntfb.org/childprograms.


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August 05, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Dine Out and Donate

August 05, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

The 22nd annual DFW Restaurant Week, presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, officially kicks off today! More than 150 of our communities’ finest restaurants are participating, each donating proceeds to the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope. Dining out never tasted better!

Starting today, Monday, August 5, participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for either $39 or $49, with some also offering a two-course lunch menu for just $25. Diner do not be discouraged if you are unable to secure a reservation this first week, as many restaurants have extended their participation all month. With some restaurants participating through Labor Day, you are sure to find some great options. And with each Restaurant Week meal you purchase, 20 percent is donated to the Food Bank’s efforts providing access to nutritious food for hungry children, seniors and families throughout our community.

While Restaurant Week is often known for discounted fine-dining, last year alone, this single largest culinary event in DFW generated almost 2.4 million meals for our hungry neighbors in need. Today in North Texas, almost 800,000 of our neighbors live in food-insecure households and do not know where they will find their next healthy meal. For those neighbors, enjoying a healthy meal is often few and far between. Each meal purchased during Restaurant Week means one less child who might not eat dinner that night, or a family who doesn’t have to decide between buying groceries or paying bills.

So don’t delay and make a reservation to participate in DFW Restaurant Week. Dine out and donate to help close the hunger gap in our community. For additional event information, and for a list of participating restaurants, click here.

The 22nd annual DFW Restaurant Week, presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, officially kicks off today! More than 150 of our communities’ finest restaurants are participating, each donating proceeds to the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope. Dining out never tasted better!

Starting today, Monday, August 5, participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for either $39 or $49, with some also offering a two-course lunch menu for just $25. Diner do not be discouraged if you are unable to secure a reservation this first week, as many restaurants have extended their participation all month. With some restaurants participating through Labor Day, you are sure to find some great options. And with each Restaurant Week meal you purchase, 20 percent is donated to the Food Bank’s efforts providing access to nutritious food for hungry children, seniors and families throughout our community.

While Restaurant Week is often known for discounted fine-dining, last year alone, this single largest culinary event in DFW generated almost 2.4 million meals for our hungry neighbors in need. Today in North Texas, almost 800,000 of our neighbors live in food-insecure households and do not know where they will find their next healthy meal. For those neighbors, enjoying a healthy meal is often few and far between. Each meal purchased during Restaurant Week means one less child who might not eat dinner that night, or a family who doesn’t have to decide between buying groceries or paying bills.

So don’t delay and make a reservation to participate in DFW Restaurant Week. Dine out and donate to help close the hunger gap in our community. For additional event information, and for a list of participating restaurants, click here.


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August 02, 2019
by Anna Kurian

NTFB Partner, Varidesk Wins Big at DCEO Magazine Nonprofit Awards

August 02, 2019
by Anna Kurian

Almost one year has passed since the North Texas Food Bank opened the doors of our Perot Family Campus in Plano. Since that time, the organization has seen a tremendous amount of positive change including hosting more than 41,000 volunteers at our new home. This exciting time would not be possible without the in-kind support of the team at VARIDESK who donated beautiful office furniture- including stand up desks- creating a vibrant, active work space for our team.

On August 1st, VARIDESK was honored for their generosity, winning DCEO Magazine’s 2019 Non Profit and Corporate Citizenship Award for the category of “In-Kind Services Provider.”

For the Food Bank, this support from VARIDESK was trasformative- the team created a custom layout to optimize the NTFB office area and helped set the stage for a collaborative work space.

Purchasing these high-quality products at cost would have been an investment of $250,000 or more. Thanks to VARIDESK, the Food Bank was able to instead use these funds to continue to meet our mission of providing access to healthy foods. With a $1 donation being the equivalent of 3 meals, the contribution from VARIDESK allowed the Food Bank to provide 750,000 meals to the community.

A huge thank you to D CEO Magazine and the Communities Foundation of North Texas for recognizing VARIDESK for their support of NTFB’s mission!

To see how VARIDESK helped create NTFB’s active work space at the Perot Family Campus in Plano, check out this video.

Anna Kurian is a Dallas native, and passionate about telling a good story. Alongside a talented team of Food Bankers, Anna is privileged to hear firsthand accounts of the impact the North Texas Food Bank and their partners make in the community. After work, Anna likes to hang out with her little family and play with her dog Pepper.

Almost one year has passed since the North Texas Food Bank opened the doors of our Perot Family Campus in Plano. Since that time, the organization has seen a tremendous amount of positive change including hosting more than 41,000 volunteers at our new home. This exciting time would not be possible without the in-kind support of the team at VARIDESK who donated beautiful office furniture- including stand up desks- creating a vibrant, active work space for our team.

On August 1st, VARIDESK was honored for their generosity, winning DCEO Magazine’s 2019 Non Profit and Corporate Citizenship Award for the category of “In-Kind Services Provider.”

For the Food Bank, this support from VARIDESK was trasformative- the team created a custom layout to optimize the NTFB office area and helped set the stage for a collaborative work space.

Purchasing these high-quality products at cost would have been an investment of $250,000 or more. Thanks to VARIDESK, the Food Bank was able to instead use these funds to continue to meet our mission of providing access to healthy foods. With a $1 donation being the equivalent of 3 meals, the contribution from VARIDESK allowed the Food Bank to provide 750,000 meals to the community.

A huge thank you to D CEO Magazine and the Communities Foundation of North Texas for recognizing VARIDESK for their support of NTFB’s mission!

To see how VARIDESK helped create NTFB’s active work space at the Perot Family Campus in Plano, check out this video.

Anna Kurian is a Dallas native, and passionate about telling a good story. Alongside a talented team of Food Bankers, Anna is privileged to hear firsthand accounts of the impact the North Texas Food Bank and their partners make in the community. After work, Anna likes to hang out with her little family and play with her dog Pepper.


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July 31, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

More than Food on the Table: Stories from NTFB’s Fall Newsletter

July 31, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Here is some food for thought: providing food-insecure neighbors with access to reliable, nutritious food is an investment in human potential.

In the fall issue of Around the Table, the North Texas Food Bank’s quarterly print and online newsletter, you’ll learn how your support has nourished and inspired Juani, Daniela, Gisela and many others.

Juani and her family frequently cannot afford healthy food, but because of your support, she selects fresh produce and other nutritious options from a client-choice pantry, and she worries less often. Daniela struggled to focus on her schoolwork when she was hungry; she now receives the nourishment needed to thrive in and outside the classroom. Soon after Gisela received food assistance from a local food pantry, she also started volunteering there as well; she wants to give back and help her fellow food-insecure neighbors.

For Juani, Daniela and Gisela – your support provides more than just food on the table. Their stories demonstrate what can be possible when hungry neighbors receive access to critical food assistance. When finding food is no longer a daily hurdle that must be crossed in order to survive, our neighbors can focus on other things. And as the summer comes to a close, and many in our community return to school, imagine what could be possible when hungry children receive the proper nutrition needed to fully focus their attention in the classroom on academic success.

To read more of Juani, Daniela and Gisela’s stories, and learn how you can help nourish human potential, click here to read the fall issue of Around the Table.

Here is some food for thought: providing food-insecure neighbors with access to reliable, nutritious food is an investment in human potential.

In the fall issue of Around the Table, the North Texas Food Bank’s quarterly print and online newsletter, you’ll learn how your support has nourished and inspired Juani, Daniela, Gisela and many others.

Juani and her family frequently cannot afford healthy food, but because of your support, she selects fresh produce and other nutritious options from a client-choice pantry, and she worries less often. Daniela struggled to focus on her schoolwork when she was hungry; she now receives the nourishment needed to thrive in and outside the classroom. Soon after Gisela received food assistance from a local food pantry, she also started volunteering there as well; she wants to give back and help her fellow food-insecure neighbors.

For Juani, Daniela and Gisela – your support provides more than just food on the table. Their stories demonstrate what can be possible when hungry neighbors receive access to critical food assistance. When finding food is no longer a daily hurdle that must be crossed in order to survive, our neighbors can focus on other things. And as the summer comes to a close, and many in our community return to school, imagine what could be possible when hungry children receive the proper nutrition needed to fully focus their attention in the classroom on academic success.

To read more of Juani, Daniela and Gisela’s stories, and learn how you can help nourish human potential, click here to read the fall issue of Around the Table.


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