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Helping Those Who Are Hungry

Ways to Get Involved with the North Texas Food Bank

By Trisha Cunningham / Contributor

This holiday season, most folks will gather to celebrate with their friends and family. For many, the table will be bountiful; but for some, right here in our backyard, the holidays are far from merry.

For many of us, it’s hard to imagine having to face hunger—especially during this time of year.  Yet, more than 800,000 of our neighbors fall into the food insecure category, meaning that they do not always know when they will be able to access nutritious foods. Fortunately, the North Texas Food Bank works to provide nutritious foods to hungry children, seniors and families across a 13-county service area. The food bank has supporters who work tirelessly to ensure that our neighbors in need obtain equitable access to healthy foods, but more help is always needed.

There are so many ways for you and your family to get involved, such as:

Donate healthy foods- Consider hosting a canned food drive at your work or faith community.

Donate your time- Roll up your sleeves, come and volunteer with us. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish with a few hours and an open heart.

Donate funds- When you donate $1 to the North Texas Food Bank, you provide access to 3 nutritious meals! I can’t think of a better investment.

Donate your voice- Be an advocate for our hungry neighbors. Tell your friends, family and colleagues about the work of the food bank. Help us reach our goal of closing the meal gap and providing 92 million meals by 2025.

Editor’s Note: Trisha Cunningham is President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. To learn more, visit ntfb.org

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