Supporting Our Local Food Bank

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supporting our local food bank, feed the hungryWe are pleased and excited to be donating 10% of our sales for the months of April and May to our local food bank, North Texas Food Bank.

Many times after the winter holiday season is over and gone, it is easy to forget that families in need in our community are still depending on resources such as the local food bank to provide healthy family dinners.

north texas food bank, dinners for the hungry

During the holidays, we are often reminded to donate canned goods or funds to local food charities, thinking of providing holiday meals for hungry children, seniors and families.  But our local food bank needs the support of the community year-round in order to continue providing for those less fortunate.

volunteering at food bank, food for the hungry

In 2015, North Texas Food Bank provided over 63 million meals to individuals in the North Texas area.  That’s a lot of hungry people who needed help, and we are glad to assist NTFB by donating!

If you and your family would like to be involved in helping the food bank, consider donating through their website and help feed a hungry family this week.  Just $1 can provide 3 meals (a much more effective use of the dollar than purchasing canned goods for a food drive, too)!  Other ways to be involved include volunteering at the food pantry, hosting a community food drive with your friends and neighbors, or even running an online Virtual Food Drive for your group.

food bank virtual food drive, feeding the hungry

In addition to providing food for families, the Food Bank runs some pretty interesting programs like the Community Kitchen which is able to produce around 7,500 meals each week for local homeless shelters and soup kitchens, while at the same time  providing culinary training for participants in the Texas Second Chance program, giving them on-the-job experience as they help prepare meals for others.

During the month of May in the North Texas area, be sure to keep an eye out for fliers from your postal carrier and set out canned goods or non-perishable food items by your mailbox for collection during the Stamp Out Hunger food drive hosted by the National Letter Carriers Association.

Thank you for helping us support our local food bank this month with your purchases.

(Find your local food bank and get involved – it’s a great avenue for kids to get involved in the community and help others).

Leave us a comment about how you and your family have participated in helping to feed the hungry in your community.  We love when you share other ideas as well.  Thank you!

April 28th, 2016

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