The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) provides access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors, and families across a 13-county service area. In 2017, NTFB and its feeding network provided access to almost 70 million meals. To combat increasing food insecurity in North Texas, the Food Bank recently launched a 10-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.
There a variety of ways to get involved wtih NTFB, from working at the community pantry or distribution center to helping NTFB's nutrition services programs by teaching a Cooking Matters class, distributing food assistance materials, or translating nutrition workshops. To register as a volunteer and sign up for an experience, head here.
NTFB's annual Empty Bowls event raises both funds and awareness for the organization. In addition to soup and other bowl-friendly fare from over 20 North Texas restaurants, attendees can select a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists as a memento of the day.