The North Texas Food Bank has a new plan to combat hunger, asking the community for $ 500 million in food and funding.
“We are very pleased to announce the Nourish North Texas. This is an ambitious campaign. It’s about how NorthTexas FoodBank has won $ 500 million and is transforming the fight against hunger here in North Texas,” said Trisha Cunningham of North. I am. President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Food Bank.
The three-year campaign is divided into three parts.
$ 150 Million Cash Donation:
- We support our core mission of procuring, collecting and transporting food to more than 200 partner agencies across 13 counties.
- Extend the ability to deliver food directly to children, the elderly, and families through mobile pantry, Food 4 Kids, school pantry programs, and supplemental food programs.
- Enable NTFB to build new and extended partnerships to address the root causes of food insecurity and make neighbors more self-sufficient. This includes helping NTFB partner agencies build the ability to serve more people more effectively.
$ 300 Million in Donated Food:
- By procuring nutritious food from local donors, retail partners, and food manufacturers, we offset the largest cost to NTFB (the cost of purchased food). The prices of purchased foods are six times higher than they were before the pandemic.
$ 50 Million for Donations:
- It provides a lasting and sustainable source of income to supplement the dollars raised each year. It holds permanently invested financial gifts and temporarily limited funds for emergencies. This provides a safety net to feed hungry neighbors in a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing NTFB to invest in growth potential.
The North Texas Food Bank region of the 13 counties is the sixth highest region in the country among people with food insecurity. However, the community helped nonprofits distribute a record 125 million meals last year, achieving its strategic goal of 92 million meals five years earlier than planned.
Food banks are ready to further develop their success with a strategic plan that they believe will provide food for today and bring hope for tomorrow.
“Our biggest core competence is food ration. This strategic plan is centered around that core competence, but I feel responsible. I found it capable, so here in North Texas. We can fill the dietary gaps in our diet. We feel we have a responsibility to utilize our core competence foods, help others trying to address the root causes of hunger, and accelerate their progress. “We do,” said Cunningham.
The $ 500 million campaign is the largest campaign for social welfare organizations in North Texas history. This is also the biggest effort made by members of Feeding America nationwide.
Narish North Texas begins quietly in the middle of the pandemic in July 2020, towards a public support goal of $ 150 million in the first year, about $ 53.4 million towards a donated food goal. We raised about $ 84 million and donated $ 13 million.
At the time of the three-year campaign, NTFB believes it will be able to meet the needs of the next few years.
“We know that it will take years for the community to recover from the economic consequences of a pandemic, but what we want to do is want to be there to help them. I Our team, the North Texas Food Bank Family, and the Feeding Network have worked hard to secure seven days a week for the past 18 months to ensure they are in the hands of those in need. Now we want to be able to keep moving forward, and our community that has supported us, they are the wind under our wings and it is actually this Narish North The Texas campaign is also helping us get the resources we can keep pushing into this fight against hunger. We can have a healthy, hunger-free North Texas. “