January 16, 2017
by Alicia Farhat

Brighter Bites Delivers Nearly 2 Million Lbs. of Produce in 2016

January 16, 2017
by Alicia Farhat

NTFB Operations Staff

2016 was the busiest year yet for the Brighter Bites team in Dallas! Over the course of the entire year, we distributed nearly 2,000,000 pounds of produce to almost 8,000 families in need.

With such a productive year, we could not be prouder of our team or more grateful for the support we have received from each school and summer camp we served this year. The parent and community volunteers, faculty, and administration at all of our sites have embraced our mission to create communities of health in Dallas and consistently work to help us achieve our goals at their sites. I, along with Program Coordinators Jacqueline Noyola, Magaly Solis, and Catherine Miller and Program Associates Meredith Spence, Jamie Carrillo, Dallas Ruggieri, Maryann Aguinaga, and Stephanie Wells, truly appreciate all the volunteers and their enthusiasm for Brighter Bites.

Our programming would also not be possible without the unwavering support of the operations staff at NTFB. The warehouse, transportation, and procurement teams at NTFB work in tandem with Brighter Bites Dallas to ensure that families receive a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables every week that we provide programming. We cannot thank them enough for their partnership. Vince Rhinehart, Marcus Moss, Jerrye Hall, and Joe Crawford, among many other NTFB team members, are the people who help to ensure there is a steady supply of produce arriving at our schools and summer camps all year long.

Finally, we want to thank FreshPoint Dallas for organizing produce donations from various suppliers this fall semester, and to everyone else who has donated their time and resources to ensure the success of Brighter Bites in Dallas.

Your support of our mission is a testament to the success of Brighter Bites!


As a partner program of the North Texas Food Bank, Brighter Bites mission is to create communities of health through fresh food. Brighter Bites delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly to kids, while also teaching them how to make healthier food choices. Each week during the 24-week program, qualified students take home 30 pounds of fresh produce from school, along with a healthy helping of in-class lessons and parent educational materials to get the whole family involved in healthier eating habits.

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NTFB Operations Staff

2016 was the busiest year yet for the Brighter Bites team in Dallas! Over the course of the entire year, we distributed nearly 2,000,000 pounds of produce to almost 8,000 families in need.

With such a productive year, we could not be prouder of our team or more grateful for the support we have received from each school and summer camp we served this year. The parent and community volunteers, faculty, and administration at all of our sites have embraced our mission to create communities of health in Dallas and consistently work to help us achieve our goals at their sites. I, along with Program Coordinators Jacqueline Noyola, Magaly Solis, and Catherine Miller and Program Associates Meredith Spence, Jamie Carrillo, Dallas Ruggieri, Maryann Aguinaga, and Stephanie Wells, truly appreciate all the volunteers and their enthusiasm for Brighter Bites.

Our programming would also not be possible without the unwavering support of the operations staff at NTFB. The warehouse, transportation, and procurement teams at NTFB work in tandem with Brighter Bites Dallas to ensure that families receive a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables every week that we provide programming. We cannot thank them enough for their partnership. Vince Rhinehart, Marcus Moss, Jerrye Hall, and Joe Crawford, among many other NTFB team members, are the people who help to ensure there is a steady supply of produce arriving at our schools and summer camps all year long.

Finally, we want to thank FreshPoint Dallas for organizing produce donations from various suppliers this fall semester, and to everyone else who has donated their time and resources to ensure the success of Brighter Bites in Dallas.

Your support of our mission is a testament to the success of Brighter Bites!


As a partner program of the North Texas Food Bank, Brighter Bites mission is to create communities of health through fresh food. Brighter Bites delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly to kids, while also teaching them how to make healthier food choices. Each week during the 24-week program, qualified students take home 30 pounds of fresh produce from school, along with a healthy helping of in-class lessons and parent educational materials to get the whole family involved in healthier eating habits.

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