May 15, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Sharing Stories of Summer Hunger: NTFB’s Summer Newsletter

May 15, 2019
by Caroline Mandel

Throughout North Texas, countless students depend on a healthy breakfast and lunch provided at school for critical nourishment. On Friday afternoons, many students are also given a backpack of nutritious food for weekend meals. But in just a few weeks when school is out for the summer holiday – these students will not only have a break from homework but a break from school-provided meals.

Here’s your summer reading assignment: Around the Table, the North Texas Food Bank’s quarterly print and online newsletter, and within this issue, you’ll learn how you can help fill the summer meal gap for students from food-insecure households. Students like four-year-old Korilynn, who attends pre-kindergarten and eats a healthy breakfast every morning at school. During the summer break, her mom, Rachel, will replace the free meals her daughter receives at school with food from a local pantry within the Food Bank’s network of more than 200 Partner Agencies.

Korilynn is just one example of a child who lives in a food-insecure household and relies on school-provided meals. Today in North Texas, one in four children may not know where they will get their next meal. This summer, these children will be at even greater risk when school lets out, and they can no longer rely on school-provided meals.

In the next few weeks, the North Texas Food Bank will prepare for the increased risk of students missing meals throughout the summer. You can join us in this important work, and ensure that summer break doesn’t entail a break from healthy meals too.

To learn how you can help end summer hunger, and to read more of Korilynn’s story in the summer issue of Around the Table, click here.


Caroline Mandel, Writer

Caroline Mandel joined the North Texas Food Bank in fall 2018, and is passionate about sharing client stories – the face of hunger is changing and she is committed to raising awareness surrounding hidden hunger and hardship. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her two young sons and husband.

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Throughout North Texas, countless students depend on a healthy breakfast and lunch provided at school for critical nourishment. On Friday afternoons, many students are also given a backpack of nutritious food for weekend meals. But in just a few weeks when school is out for the summer holiday – these students will not only have a break from homework but a break from school-provided meals.

Here’s your summer reading assignment: Around the Table, the North Texas Food Bank’s quarterly print and online newsletter, and within this issue, you’ll learn how you can help fill the summer meal gap for students from food-insecure households. Students like four-year-old Korilynn, who attends pre-kindergarten and eats a healthy breakfast every morning at school. During the summer break, her mom, Rachel, will replace the free meals her daughter receives at school with food from a local pantry within the Food Bank’s network of more than 200 Partner Agencies.

Korilynn is just one example of a child who lives in a food-insecure household and relies on school-provided meals. Today in North Texas, one in four children may not know where they will get their next meal. This summer, these children will be at even greater risk when school lets out, and they can no longer rely on school-provided meals.

In the next few weeks, the North Texas Food Bank will prepare for the increased risk of students missing meals throughout the summer. You can join us in this important work, and ensure that summer break doesn’t entail a break from healthy meals too.

To learn how you can help end summer hunger, and to read more of Korilynn’s story in the summer issue of Around the Table, click here.


Caroline Mandel, Writer

Caroline Mandel joined the North Texas Food Bank in fall 2018, and is passionate about sharing client stories – the face of hunger is changing and she is committed to raising awareness surrounding hidden hunger and hardship. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her two young sons and husband.

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