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Usually clients are those whom a business or organization seeks and encourages to take advantage of what they have to offer.  No so at a food pantry. These “clients” come because they believe they must; and pantries rather desire the reduction of the number of clients who need their services.  Full Story »

Meal time prayer

So…who’s hungry? We often say this when we are about to sit down at the table with family or go out to eat at our favorite restaurant.  But when we ask this question of the people at large in our own community, it has a whole new meaning.  Full Story »

Hunger and Poverty

The truth is out there! The truth about hunger and poverty in Texas is out there on the web, easily accessible to us all. And the facts are startling! Please take just a few minutes and use the following as your guide to discovering the truth, which is just a few clicks away. Most of the information is provided by county, so you can discover the facts about your own community as well as for the whole state of Texas. It’s worth the trip!  Full Story »

NorthFoodBank

Between now and December 31, we have an opportunity to give a big boost to the North Texas Food Bank’s efforts to meet the challenge of hunger in the North Texas Area.  We Texas Baptists care about hungry people, and we want to do something that makes the best use of the dollars we give.    Here’s is such an opportunity.

Normally, when you give to the NTFB, each dollar provides three healthy meals to some hungry person.  That in itself is a pretty good deal.  But from now to the end of the year, someone has offered to match every donation to NTFB!  That is six meals for each dollar you give!  Here is the message to us from NTFB’s president/CEO.

 

Dear Caring Friend,I have some exciting news to share.

Because the North Texas Food Bank has seen a record increase in the need for nutritious food in the last year, The Harold Simmons Foundation has agreed to generously match donations to the Food Bank throughout the holiday season – up to $100,000.

Each dollar you give until December 31 will DOUBLE until we reach $100,000. We can’t do it without you. If we don’t meet the goal, we won’t get the $100,000 matching gift.

No one should ever have to go hungry – especially at this time of year.

Please make a gift to be matched so we can feed twice as many struggling NorthTexans this holiday season. Your support makes such a difference – thank you for your compassion and generosity.

Happy Holidays,Jan Pruitt
President & CEO

P.S. Please don’t wait – we need to hear from you before December 31 for your gift to be matched!

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Take a bow, Texas. You deserve applause on the issue of childhood hunger.

Three years ago, Texas ranked second worst in the nation on this critical issue. Today, we’ve climbed to 11th. We still have much, much work to do, but that is great progress. Full Story »

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Here’s your chance to get this on your calendar now for 2013!  The North Texas Food Bank’s Full On Faith Week will be July 6 through 13, 2013.  This is a chance for your church to help sort and box up food to be delivered to food pantries all across North Texas.  And your volunteer hours can be donated to the NTFB-affiliated food pantry of your choice so they can purchase more food for your community!  You can choose a 9 a.m. to noon shift or a 1 – 4 p.m. shift those days. Call 972-780-2531 to find out how to sign up for a time slot. NTFB, located at 4500 S Cockrell Hill Road, Dallas, serves the counties of Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro and Rockwall. Full Story »

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What a week it was!  Many North Texas Baptist churches participated in the Full On Faith Week at the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas July 9-14.  A total of 872 people volunteered for one of the three-hour shifts, and the results are amazing!   The total number of pounds of food prepared for distribution was 148,632!  The number of meals provided to the hungry was 182,431!  Full Story »