NorthPark is a proud partner of the North Texas Food Bank, on mission to close the hunger gap in the community by providing access to nutritious food.
1 in 5 children across North Texas is at risk of going hungry. Almost 300,000 children depend on the healthy breakfasts and lunches provided daily during the school year. Because of support from partners, the NTFB is able to help families who are overwhelmed by the extra meals added to a budget that is already stretched thin.
This year, the North Texas Food Bank's goal is to provide access to 80 million nutritious meals to hungry children, families, and seniors in our community. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the need for food assistance will only continue to grow. You can help provide resources for the summer programs and Food Bank by:
Every $1 donated helps provide three nutritious meals for the hungry in the North Texas community.
Like a market on wheels, the North Texas Food Bank's Mobile Pantry program is a traveling pantry that delivers nutritious food, including fresh produce and refrigerated items, directly to communities with high need.
The purpose of this mobile program is to provide or improve access to fresh, perishable, and other healthy grocery products in areas where local agencies have limited or no capacity for refrigeration and/or freezer storage. Through Mobile Pantry, participating households receive up to 50 pounds of food per visit, including kid-friendly, healthy, and easy to open snacks.
NTFB works closely with more than 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other facilities to ensure that they get nutritious food to those who need it.
Partner Agencies can look different—from pre-packaged food kits/boxes, to a client choice model where partner agency patrons “shop” for their items, similar to a grocery store.
Partner Agencies can be found by searching on the Find a Food Pantry page.
Child-Focused Summer Programs
Programs this summer include CitySquare Pilot, which works with CitySquare’s 35 mobile Summer Food Service Program sites to provide weekly Food 4 Kids and monthly Family Boxes. In response to COVID-19, parameters will be loosened and allowing sites to distribute Food 4 Kids to all kids coming through district grab-and-go distributions (not just F4K enrolled students). Service will also be provided to former Kids Café sites to provide weekly Food 4 Kids and monthly family boxes.
Additionally, in response to COVID-19, the School Pantry Program will be extended into summer with already participating sites through August and giving the option for schools to distribute twice per month rather than once, also adding F4K product to deliveries.
If you would like to read more about the North Texas Food Bank and their mission or search for more donation opportunities, visit their website.