October 23, 2018
by Andrea Urbina

Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club Helps Tackle Hunger

October 23, 2018
by Andrea Urbina

The Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club recently teamed up with the North Texas Food Bank to help tackle hunger during a volunteer shift at the Perot Family Campus. The Rookie Club program, presented by Essilor Vision Foundation, introduces the newest members of the Dallas Cowboys to the importance of giving back to the North Texas community. The North Texas Food Bank relies on 34,000 volunteers annually to provide access to nearly 190,000 meals each day.

Never far from a friendly competition, the Rookie players divided into two teams, battling to see which team could pack the most boxes of food. Rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch might be one of NTFB’s tallest hunger fighters, measuring 6-feet-4-inches, and after packing 200 boxes together with his rookie teammates, Vander Esch’s commitment to the North Texas Food Bank team stood strong.

“I don’t think anything can be better than doing something like this for the community around you, and hunger is a big deal,” said Vander Esch. “You don’t want anybody to go hungry.”

The Dallas Cowboys have been an NTFB partner since 2005 with the inception of Taste of the Cowboys. Featuring gourmet tailgate food stations from North Texas’ most acclaimed restaurants and chefs alongside past and present Dallas Cowboys players, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and live entertainment, this special event directly benefits the North Texas Food Bank. Over the last fourteen years, Taste of the Cowboys has raised nearly $4 million dollars and has provided more than 11 million meals for our food insecure neighbors in North Texas.

Most recently the Dallas Cowboys expanded their hunger-fighting efforts to include the first annual Restaurant Week at The Star in Frisco, running September 17 through October 14 and featuring specialty menus at 14 restaurants.

 

To join the Dallas Cowboys in tackling hunger in North Texas, visit: www.ntfb.org/get-involved.

Save the date for Taste of the Cowboys 2019: Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Star in Frisco.

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The Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club recently teamed up with the North Texas Food Bank to help tackle hunger during a volunteer shift at the Perot Family Campus. The Rookie Club program, presented by Essilor Vision Foundation, introduces the newest members of the Dallas Cowboys to the importance of giving back to the North Texas community. The North Texas Food Bank relies on 34,000 volunteers annually to provide access to nearly 190,000 meals each day.

Never far from a friendly competition, the Rookie players divided into two teams, battling to see which team could pack the most boxes of food. Rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch might be one of NTFB’s tallest hunger fighters, measuring 6-feet-4-inches, and after packing 200 boxes together with his rookie teammates, Vander Esch’s commitment to the North Texas Food Bank team stood strong.

“I don’t think anything can be better than doing something like this for the community around you, and hunger is a big deal,” said Vander Esch. “You don’t want anybody to go hungry.”

The Dallas Cowboys have been an NTFB partner since 2005 with the inception of Taste of the Cowboys. Featuring gourmet tailgate food stations from North Texas’ most acclaimed restaurants and chefs alongside past and present Dallas Cowboys players, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and live entertainment, this special event directly benefits the North Texas Food Bank. Over the last fourteen years, Taste of the Cowboys has raised nearly $4 million dollars and has provided more than 11 million meals for our food insecure neighbors in North Texas.

Most recently the Dallas Cowboys expanded their hunger-fighting efforts to include the first annual Restaurant Week at The Star in Frisco, running September 17 through October 14 and featuring specialty menus at 14 restaurants.

 

To join the Dallas Cowboys in tackling hunger in North Texas, visit: www.ntfb.org/get-involved.

Save the date for Taste of the Cowboys 2019: Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Star in Frisco.

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