September 13, 2018
by Liana Solis

Help Us Fight Hunger During Hunger Action Month!

September 13, 2018
by Liana Solis

 

The North Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is dedicated to supporting the nutritional needs of children, seniors and families through education and partnerships. Our organization distributes donated and purchased food across 13 diverse North Texas counties via a Feeding Network made up of more than of 200 Partner Agencies. Last year, we were able to provide access to almost 72 million nutritious meals to those in need thanks to the support of a generous community.

While most people associate hunger with the holiday season, our team knows that hunger is a year-round issue. That’s why we are proud to mobilize the community during the month of September for Hunger Action Month. In fact, September 13 is National Hunger Action Day. Here are three ways you can give back in September in support of Hunger Action Month.

 

  1. Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to give back to any organization. If you’re finding that you have extra time on your hands, why not do something good by giving to those in need? Feeding America is always looking for volunteers and would love your support in providing food to the hungry here in the North Texas area via the North Texas Food Bank! There are many ways you can volunteer your time with us such as helping at Our Community Pantry, volunteering at our new Perot Family Campus in Plano, helping at a mobile pantry, helping with our Nourishing Neighbors program, aiding our nutrition services, volunteering at a local school pantry, or even helping with administrative projects. Your time can make a huge difference in someone else’s life, so if you have a few extra hours in September, come help us provide some hope to those in need.

 

  1. Organize a Food Drive

By participating in a food drive, you can ensure that our hungry neighbors have the nutritious foods they need to thrive. These efforts also help us raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Did you know that there are more than 800,000 people in North Texas that are food insecure? You can help fight hunger in our community by holding your own food drive at your office, church, neighborhood center or local school. Keep your participants engaged by making it a contest to see who can collect the most food or set up a 5K event and encourage attendees to donate food. You can do all of this by creating your food drive and fundraising event online, making it easier to promote the event and get the word out on social media! At the Food Bank, we are working to transform North Texas one meal at a time and you can get involved too!

 

  1. Donate

The Food Bank has a bold plan to close the hunger gap and provide 92 million meals by 2025 — in order to do this we need your help! Food and funds will help us reach this goal. In fact, for every dollar donated to NTFB, we are able to provide access to three nutritious meals. Along with other members of Feeding America we can’t do any of this without your help. Learnhow a simple donation can make a difference and what you can do to help this month.

 

  1.  Advocate

In addition to organizing a food drive or volunteering, raising awareness about the issue of hunger is critical. Feeding America’s Food Banks and the neighbors they serve rely on food and funds received through federal programs. Advocating for our mission is important and will directly impact our ability to serve hungry neighbors in a positive way. Be sure to check out information about advocacy and how you can make a difference.

 

Join us this Hunger Action Month to help make a difference to hungry neighbors in our community! Visit ntfb.org/HAM for more ways to get involved.

 

 

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The North Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is dedicated to supporting the nutritional needs of children, seniors and families through education and partnerships. Our organization distributes donated and purchased food across 13 diverse North Texas counties via a Feeding Network made up of more than of 200 Partner Agencies. Last year, we were able to provide access to almost 72 million nutritious meals to those in need thanks to the support of a generous community.

While most people associate hunger with the holiday season, our team knows that hunger is a year-round issue. That’s why we are proud to mobilize the community during the month of September for Hunger Action Month. In fact, September 13 is National Hunger Action Day. Here are three ways you can give back in September in support of Hunger Action Month.

 

  1. Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to give back to any organization. If you’re finding that you have extra time on your hands, why not do something good by giving to those in need? Feeding America is always looking for volunteers and would love your support in providing food to the hungry here in the North Texas area via the North Texas Food Bank! There are many ways you can volunteer your time with us such as helping at Our Community Pantry, volunteering at our new Perot Family Campus in Plano, helping at a mobile pantry, helping with our Nourishing Neighbors program, aiding our nutrition services, volunteering at a local school pantry, or even helping with administrative projects. Your time can make a huge difference in someone else’s life, so if you have a few extra hours in September, come help us provide some hope to those in need.

 

  1. Organize a Food Drive

By participating in a food drive, you can ensure that our hungry neighbors have the nutritious foods they need to thrive. These efforts also help us raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Did you know that there are more than 800,000 people in North Texas that are food insecure? You can help fight hunger in our community by holding your own food drive at your office, church, neighborhood center or local school. Keep your participants engaged by making it a contest to see who can collect the most food or set up a 5K event and encourage attendees to donate food. You can do all of this by creating your food drive and fundraising event online, making it easier to promote the event and get the word out on social media! At the Food Bank, we are working to transform North Texas one meal at a time and you can get involved too!

 

  1. Donate

The Food Bank has a bold plan to close the hunger gap and provide 92 million meals by 2025 — in order to do this we need your help! Food and funds will help us reach this goal. In fact, for every dollar donated to NTFB, we are able to provide access to three nutritious meals. Along with other members of Feeding America we can’t do any of this without your help. Learnhow a simple donation can make a difference and what you can do to help this month.

 

  1.  Advocate

In addition to organizing a food drive or volunteering, raising awareness about the issue of hunger is critical. Feeding America’s Food Banks and the neighbors they serve rely on food and funds received through federal programs. Advocating for our mission is important and will directly impact our ability to serve hungry neighbors in a positive way. Be sure to check out information about advocacy and how you can make a difference.

 

Join us this Hunger Action Month to help make a difference to hungry neighbors in our community! Visit ntfb.org/HAM for more ways to get involved.

 

 

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