On Thursday, December 8, Metropolitan Press staff volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas. The NTFB warehouse is home to an enormous operation collecting, sorting, and boxing food for distribution all over the metroplex to provide food assistance for hungry families. What a privilege to be able to spend part of our work day helping this incredible organization that serves so many people in need.
From their website, www.ntfb.org:
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 170,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 Partner Agencies in our 13-county service area.
According to a Dallas Morning News commentary earlier this fall by Robert Wilonsky, “There are more people living in poverty in Dallas than there are residents of Plano.” This statistic may be shocking to read, but it is no surprise to the staff at the food bank. They strive to educate the community about the hunger crisis in North Texas, through billboards and mailers reminding us of the sobering fact that, “One in every 4 children in our community lives in a food-insecure household.” They have an entire section of their website devoted to educating the community about our hunger crisis, affecting friends and neighbors, not just families across town. Find out more by clicking on “Hunger Facts” on their home page, or visiting http://www.ntfb.org/learn-more/learn-more-about-hunger.
Find out how you can help feed hungry North Texans this holiday season by visiting their website http://www.ntfb.org/holidays.