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Summer 2009
P a s s i o n a t e ly P u r s u i n g a
Hunger-Free Community
You’re
Feeding
Hungry
Children!
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Your gifts make
all the difference
for children and
families in need...
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Board of Directors
Executive Committee
The Reality
of Hunger
W. Lee Coleman Jr., CB Richard Ellis (Chairman)
Frank Roby, Concero Global (Past President)
Charlie Morrison, Pizza Inn, Inc. (Chairman Elect)
Debra Tippett, Cardinal Company (Secretary)
David Franklin, Franklin Investments (Treasurer)
Stephen Chase, KPMG LLP (At Large)
Michael Cox, Culinaire International (At Large)
Members at Large
Tom Black, Black, Mann and Graham
Baine Brooks, TwoRows Restaurants
F. Lane Cardwell, Jr., Community Volunteer
Sally Cullum, Crystal Charity Ball Committee
Christina Durovich, Community Volunteer
Roslyn Goodall, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Jess Hay, Texas Foundation of Higher Education
Gary Huddleston, Kroger Food Stores
Thomas Huffhines,
SYSCO Food Services of Dallas, LP
Melanie Jones, Southwest Airlines
Rebecca King, Kroger Food Stores
Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants
Karen Lukin, Whole Foods Market
Greg Schaffner, US Food Service
Steve Schenkel, Schepps Dairy
Cynthia Wenban, Lockheed Martin
Jon A. Wolkenstein, Grant Thornton LLP
Connie Yates, Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy
Carole S. Young, Carole S. Young & Associates
General Counsel
Jeffrey Goldfarb, DLA Piper US LLP
Life Board Members
John Beckert
Jerry Ellis, Community Volunteer
Louise Gartner, Community Volunteer
Bette Perot, Perot Foundation
Theresa Phillips, TPHD, LLC
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts
Founders
Ambassador Kathryn Hall, Hall Wines
Liz Minyard, Community Volunteer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Jan Pruitt
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Jan Pruitt: President & Chief Executive Officer
Dear Friend,
Imagine for a moment what it feels like to be hungry before lunch, or
when you first wake up in the morning. Now imagine feeling the gnawing
pain of hunger most of the time. Imagine that your kids are hungry, but
you don’t have anything to feed them.
Sadly, this is reality for thousands of families here in North Texas
– especially when summer comes. Once schools close for the summer,
children who depend on their schools’ free and reduced-price lunches and
breakfasts are often left wondering where their next meal will come from.
Many of these kids come from families who already struggle to make
ends meet. But with the economic crisis affecting more North Texans
every day, there are families and children at risk of going hungry this
summer who might live just down the street or who go to the same school
as your children.
No child deserves to be hungry – ever. That’s why the North Texas
Food Bank is doing everything we can to fight childhood hunger this
summer. Not only will we continue to provide hot meals to hungry
children through the Kids Cafe program, but for the first time ever, we’ll be
operating the Food 4 Kids backpack program all summer long at summer
school sites throughout our 13-county service area. We’re also launching
the brand-new Summer Lunch Box program, which will provide nutritious
boxed lunches to hungry children throughout the summer.
Of course, none of this is possible without your help. Your support
of the North Texas Food Bank is instrumental in our efforts to provide
nutritious food to families and children who need it.
As you read the stories and see the pictures of the families and children
on the following pages who have already been impacted by your generosity,
I hope you’ll be encouraged by the difference you’re making in our
community. Thank you for all you do for our neighbors in need.
Hungry Children Have Full Stomachs
Thanks to You
When a child is hungry, it’s impossible for him to think about anything but his growling stomach.
Even his favorite summer pastimes or playing with friends can take a backseat to thoughts of when he’ll
get to eat again.
The Boys & Girls Club of Navarro County in Corsicana is working hard to combat childhood hunger.
This Member Agency of the North Texas Food Bank serves healthy, filling snacks to hungry children in
the area throughout the school year and during the summer months.
Director Eula Linicomn says most of the children they serve come from low-income families and
otherwise wouldn’t get enough to eat – especially during the summer months when many
of them aren’t receiving free or reduced-price school meals.
“The food is a godsend for some of these kids,” she says. “It’s a source of
nutrition they wouldn’t have if they weren’t here.”
Eula says the snacks the children receive are healthy, filling foods like
granola bars, fruits and vegetables – items
that they typically don’t have access to at
home and that are essential in helping them
grow to their full potential.
“A lot of our kids are not used
to eating nutritious snacks,” she says.
“We’re not only providing nutrition,
but an opportunity to learn about
different foods.”
“The food is
a godsend
for some of
these kids.”
It’s your gifts to the North Texas Food
Bank that enable agencies like the Boys
& Girls Club of Navarro County to
provide healthy snacks to hungry
children here in North Texas.
You’re making such a difference
for children and families in
need – thank you!
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Board of Directors
Executive Committee
The Reality
of Hunger
W. Lee Coleman Jr., CB Richard Ellis (Chairman)
Frank Roby, Concero Global (Past President)
Charlie Morrison, Pizza Inn, Inc. (Chairman Elect)
Debra Tippett, Cardinal Company (Secretary)
David Franklin, Franklin Investments (Treasurer)
Stephen Chase, KPMG LLP (At Large)
Michael Cox, Culinaire International (At Large)
Members at Large
Tom Black, Black, Mann and Graham
Baine Brooks, TwoRows Restaurants
F. Lane Cardwell, Jr., Community Volunteer
Sally Cullum, Crystal Charity Ball Committee
Christina Durovich, Community Volunteer
Roslyn Goodall, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Jess Hay, Texas Foundation of Higher Education
Gary Huddleston, Kroger Food Stores
Thomas Huffhines,
SYSCO Food Services of Dallas, LP
Melanie Jones, Southwest Airlines
Rebecca King, Kroger Food Stores
Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants
Karen Lukin, Whole Foods Market
Greg Schaffner, US Food Service
Steve Schenkel, Schepps Dairy
Cynthia Wenban, Lockheed Martin
Jon A. Wolkenstein, Grant Thornton LLP
Connie Yates, Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy
Carole S. Young, Carole S. Young & Associates
General Counsel
Jeffrey Goldfarb, DLA Piper US LLP
Life Board Members
John Beckert
Jerry Ellis, Community Volunteer
Louise Gartner, Community Volunteer
Bette Perot, Perot Foundation
Theresa Phillips, TPHD, LLC
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts
Founders
Ambassador Kathryn Hall, Hall Wines
Liz Minyard, Community Volunteer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Jan Pruitt
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Jan Pruitt: President & Chief Executive Officer
Dear Friend,
Imagine for a moment what it feels like to be hungry before lunch, or
when you first wake up in the morning. Now imagine feeling the gnawing
pain of hunger most of the time. Imagine that your kids are hungry, but
you don’t have anything to feed them.
Sadly, this is reality for thousands of families here in North Texas
– especially when summer comes. Once schools close for the summer,
children who depend on their schools’ free and reduced-price lunches and
breakfasts are often left wondering where their next meal will come from.
Many of these kids come from families who already struggle to make
ends meet. But with the economic crisis affecting more North Texans
every day, there are families and children at risk of going hungry this
summer who might live just down the street or who go to the same school
as your children.
No child deserves to be hungry – ever. That’s why the North Texas
Food Bank is doing everything we can to fight childhood hunger this
summer. Not only will we continue to provide hot meals to hungry
children through the Kids Cafe program, but for the first time ever, we’ll be
operating the Food 4 Kids backpack program all summer long at summer
school sites throughout our 13-county service area. We’re also launching
the brand-new Summer Lunch Box program, which will provide nutritious
boxed lunches to hungry children throughout the summer.
Of course, none of this is possible without your help. Your support
of the North Texas Food Bank is instrumental in our efforts to provide
nutritious food to families and children who need it.
As you read the stories and see the pictures of the families and children
on the following pages who have already been impacted by your generosity,
I hope you’ll be encouraged by the difference you’re making in our
community. Thank you for all you do for our neighbors in need.
Hungry Children Have Full Stomachs
Thanks to You
When a child is hungry, it’s impossible for him to think about anything but his growling stomach.
Even his favorite summer pastimes or playing with friends can take a backseat to thoughts of when he’ll
get to eat again.
The Boys & Girls Club of Navarro County in Corsicana is working hard to combat childhood hunger.
This Member Agency of the North Texas Food Bank serves healthy, filling snacks to hungry children in
the area throughout the school year and during the summer months.
Director Eula Linicomn says most of the children they serve come from low-income families and
otherwise wouldn’t get enough to eat – especially during the summer months when many
of them aren’t receiving free or reduced-price school meals.
“The food is a godsend for some of these kids,” she says. “It’s a source of
nutrition they wouldn’t have if they weren’t here.”
Eula says the snacks the children receive are healthy, filling foods like
granola bars, fruits and vegetables – items
that they typically don’t have access to at
home and that are essential in helping them
grow to their full potential.
“A lot of our kids are not used
to eating nutritious snacks,” she says.
“We’re not only providing nutrition,
but an opportunity to learn about
different foods.”
“The food is
a godsend
for some of
these kids.”
It’s your gifts to the North Texas Food
Bank that enable agencies like the Boys
& Girls Club of Navarro County to
provide healthy snacks to hungry
children here in North Texas.
You’re making such a difference
for children and families in
need – thank you!
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Thank You!
Savor Dallas
Thanks to all who participated in Savor Dallas in
March. The North Texas Food Bank benefited from
a portion of the proceeds, and $15,170 was donated
– which will provide 60,680 meals for those in need!
Thank you to Jim and Vicki White who organize this
annual benefit, as well as all who attended.
Panera Operation Dough Nation
Thanks to all Panera Bread customers who donated
to the Operation Dough Nation Box in Panera
Bread stores. The Panera Bread Foundation matches
50 cents of every dollar donated, and all collections
in the Dallas area benefit the North Texas Food
Bank. Your generosity showed in 2008 – the Food
Bank received a check for $22,643 – which will
provide 90,572 meals for those in need. Thank you!
You’re Fighting
Summer Hunger!
AFI Dallas
You provide nourishing
food for the homeless
and hurting.
The Food Bank wishes to thank AFI Dallas for its
continued partnership. As a community partner, the
Food Bank’s
logo appeared
on “the big
screen” at least
three times
before each
of the 180
film screenings at the Angelika Film Center, AMC
NorthPark and the Magnolia Theater. Movie goers
were encouraged to give to the Food Bank through
AFI Dallas’s “Cans” Film Festival, where participants
donated two cans of nonperishable food items in
exchange for $2 off admissions to any AFI Dallas
International Film Festival regular screening. Funds
were collected through the AFI Virtual food drive
prior to the beginning of the festival March 26,
where donors were entered into a drawing for VIP
AFI Dallas International Film Festival passes.
Hungry children are all
smiles thanks to you.
Souper Bowl of Caring
The second annual Greater Dallas/Fort Worth
Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive was a huge
success. From January 7 through February 1,
nonperishable food and cash donations were
collected at 217 participating Albertsons, Central
Market, Kroger and Tom Thumb grocery stores.
Many local schools, faith organizations and youth
groups also collected food and funds. More than
887,322 pounds of nonperishables and $256,420
were collected to benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank
and the North Texas Food Bank. Thank you to our
grocery and media partners, and all who participated
to help make this drive a success!
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Dash Down Greenville
Your gifts to the North Texas Food Bank make such a difference
for hungry families, children and seniors in our community.
Whether it’s healthy summer snacks at a Kids Cafe, groceries
from a food pantry or filling meals at a senior center, your gifts
are restoring hope to those in need. Thank you!
Children in need have
access to food all summer
long because of you.
Thank you for feeding
North Texans in need
of all ages!
Sara Lee Foundation Grant
Thank you to the Sara Lee Foundation for
sponsoring expanded food distribution in Paris, Texas
through February 2010. The Foundation provided
a generous grant which will be used to distribute
nutritious food through pantries operated by Food
Bank Member
Agencies in the
city of Paris. The
funds will provide
an additional
100,000 pounds of
food - equivalent
to 78,000 meals to families and individuals in need of food assistance
in the Paris area. Thank you, Sara Lee Foundation!
Thank You!
Your gifts mean
filling meals for
hungry seniors.
On March 14, more than
4,200 runners gathered
on Greenville Avenue for
Dash Down Greenville,
the annual St. Patrick’s
Day 5K run and walk,
presented by Run On! and
hosted by Central Market.
The event raised $35,607 for the North Texas
Food Bank, which will provide more than 142,428
meals! Thanks to Run On!, Central Market and all
sponsors including Quick, Jack FM, Coca-Cola,
the Café at Central Market, TwoRows and Brooks.
We’d also like to thank Panera Bread, who donated
breakfast and coffee for our volunteers. Save the
date for next year’s Dash Down Greenville –
Saturday, March 13, 2010!
Bank of America
Special thanks to Bank of America for its generous
$50,000 gift! This generosity will provide 200,000
meals for North Texans in need - thank you!
Corner Bakery Cafe Gives
Back to Volunteers
Corner Bakery Cafe
catered lunch for more
than 100 Prestonwood
Christian Academy
fifth grade volunteers
and parents on March
12 at the Food Bank.
This appreciation lunch
was part of Corner
Bakery’s “Catering to our
Community,” a nationwide
initiative celebrating the hard work of volunteers at
more than 35 organizations across the country. The
North Texas Food Bank was proud to be a part
of this event, and we are so grateful for the many
volunteers who give their time to help box and sort
food for thousands of North Texans in need!
Long John Silver’s and
Sesame Street Live
Thank you to
Long John
Silver’s for
its generous
donation of
$20,000 to the
North Texas
Food Bank and
Tarrant Area
Food Bank! The
donation was part of a promotion with Sesame
Street Live. In January and February, Dallas and
Fort Worth area Long John Silver’s restaurants
raised money and awareness by offering a free
Sesame Street Live coloring and activity book for
each $1 donation, with all proceeds benefiting the
two food banks. To highlight the donation, Sesame
Street Live characters Elmo and Grover surprised
students at the ChildCareGroup Center in Dallas,
a North Texas Food Bank Member Agency.
Thank you, Long John Silver’s!
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Thank You!
Thank you to the following groups and individuals for
donating their time and talent to the North Texas Food Bank:
AAFES
Accenture
Adam Kirkland
Alexander Butts
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.
American Airlines
Amy Stephenson
Andy Laurence
AT&T
A.W. Brown-Fellowship
Charter School
Babcock & Brown
Baylor Institute for
Rehabilitation
Bill Deniger
Bishop Dunne Catholic
School
Bishop Lynch Faculty
Brown-Forman
Carter Financial
Management
Cathy McCall &
Patty Raggio
Chief Oil &Gas
Cindi Andrews
Commercial Metals
Company
CreditSolutions
Dallas CSCD
Deloitte & Touche
Denise Seibold
DeSoto Lions Club
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Ed Barrett
Fannie Mae
FedEx Office
Ford Motor Credit
Frito-Lay
Garrett Griffin
General Electric
Grant Thornton
Greystar Management
Company
Henry Brunson
Home Depot
Illinois State University
(Pay it Forward)
James Steger
Johnson Controls
Judy Pinkerton
Junior League
Justin Pinckney
Kay Winzenried
Khonesavanh Kanlagna
Kristi Hassell
Lake Pointe Church
Laurin & Ron DeStefano
Lockheed Martin
Maverick Capital
Mallory Moser &
Morgan Perkins
Melissa Edmonston
Neiman Marcus
Parish Episcopal School
Payson Knapp
PepsiCo
Prestonwood Christian
Academy
Rick Carlson
Ritz Carlton
Riverstone Residential
Group
Robert Bird
Rock for a Remedy/State
Radio
Selwyn Upper School
Sherman Bible Church
St. Ann's Catholic Church
Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital of Plano
The Covenant School
The McKenna Group
Travelocity
True.com
United Health Care
Unity Church
University Park United
Methodist Church
UTD Focus
Winfree Academy
Goodworks Team
We’d also like to thank the following groups and
individuals for hosting a Virtual Food Drive:
Advancial Federal
Credit Union
AMP Productions
Bank of America
Children's Medical Center
of Dallas
Deharo Saldivar Clinic
Digital Discovery Corp
Haag Engineering
Kaplan University
Katherine Perot
Tranquility Time
Massage Therapy
Unforgettable Affairs
& Events
VR-59/U.S. Navy
World Bananas
Young Adult Council
Diocese of Fort Worth
Thank you to the following groups and individuals
for hosting a canned food drive:
1st Global
Food for Neighbors
Frisco Family Services
Guitar Center
Irem
KIPP TRUTH Academy
Obama Outreach of
North Texas
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PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Tree of Life
Umphrey Lee
Elementary School
Zephries Family
To volunteer or to host a
Virtual Food Drive,
contact Lydia Rudy at
[email protected]
Frito-Lay Employees
Give Back
A recent USDA study shows that Texas leads the nation with the highest
percentage of families who are food insecure – meaning parents can’t always afford
to feed everyone in the household. And with the economic downturn, the term
“food insecure” no longer applies to just those living in poverty.
In addition to providing these families with access to nutritious food through
our network of Member Agencies, the North Texas Food Bank is working hard to
break the cycle of hunger by promoting nutrition education. That’s why we recently
partnered with Frito-Lay to create a cookbook specially designed for North Texans
living on a
limited budget.
This cookbook
– the first of its
kind – contains
more than 100
healthy, easyto-fix recipes, as
well as nutrition
facts, cooking
tips and valuable
In addition to raising money through the
cookbooks and their recent food drive, Frito-Lay
information
employees also participated in the Food Bank's
about the role
Serving U corporate teambuilding program.
of exercise in a
healthy lifestyle. The Food Bank plans to distribute the books to families in need at
Member Agency food pantries.
Frito-Lay Research & Development Senior Manager Jenny Birgé spearheaded
the project, gathering recipes and compiling content with the help of other FritoLay employees and Frito’s Nutrition Team.
“There isn’t a cookbook available today that encourages healthy food preparation
for clients who may have limited means and need creative, tasty and nutritious
ideas for their families,” she says. “It was clearly an unmet need.”
Jenny also served as the project manager for Frito-Lay’s first Plano-based food
and fund drive to benefit the Food Bank. The month-long campaign raised more
than $13,000 and focused on high-quality protein like tuna, chicken, ham and
hearty soups. They collected 5,454 pounds of nutritious food!
“When I walk by and see all these cans of food, I feel so proud,” says Jenny. “I feel
incredible pride that I work around people who are so generous and see the need
and want to step up and support it.”
We are so grateful to Jenny and to her colleagues at Frito-Lay for helping to
create such an important resource for those in need in our community, and for
helping to raise awareness about the issue of hunger here in North Texas.
thanks
with thanks
Taste of the NFL presented by Lockheed Martin
On April 19th at The Glass Cactus, more than 700 guests
enjoyed a fantastic tailgate party featuring dishes from more
than 20 of DFW's finest chefs, live bands and a silent auction.
This annual event benefiting the North Texas Food Bank was
hosted by Chef Kent Rathbun, Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus
Ware and Marcus Spears and five-time Super Bowl star Preston
Pearson. Thanks to our hosts, auction committees and guests,
the event raised $175,074, which will provide 700,294 meals for
hungry North Texas children!
Sponsors:
Albertsons
Annette and Wade Brannan
Black, Mann & Graham LLP
Diane and Mark White/Mosaic
Fidelity Investments
The Kroger Company
Lockheed Martin,
Presenting Sponsor
Lovell Public Relations
Nancy C. Rogers &
Richard R. Rogers/Mary Kay Inc.
Northrop Grumman
Orix
Time Warner Cable
US FoodService
VHA
Donors:
Andrews Distributing Company
Balloons to You
Brad Cecil & Associates
Cabot Cheese
CBS 11
Creative Ice
Dallas Cowboys
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
E&J Gallo
Stephen DeSandro of
The Londoner
Samir Dhurandhar of
Nick & Sam’s
Gilbert Garza of Suze
Travis Henderson of Perry’s
David Holben of Del Frisco’s
Double Eagle Steakhouse
Gustavo Ibarra of Morton’sThe Steakhouse
TJ Lengnick of Shinsei
Tim Love of Lonesome Dove
Amador Mora of Maximo
Mexicana Cocina and
Margarita Lounge
Paciugo Gelato
Annika Sacher of Jasper’s
Chefs:
James Williams of the
Blythe Beck of Central 214
North Texas Food Bank
at Hotel Palomar
Daniel Winans of
Anthony Bombaci of Nana Grill
The Grill on the Alley
at the Hilton Anatole Hotel
Ty Thoren of the Gaylord
Joanne Bondy of Old Hickory
Texan Resort
Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan
Bronwen Weber of
Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Restaurant
Jerome Brown of Cooking with Rome Frosted Art Bakery
Laurel Wimberg of Craft Dallas
David Bull of Bolla
Vilmar Zenzen of Fogo de Chao
Tiffany Derry of Go Fish
FIJI
The Glass Cactus at the
Gaylord Texan Resort
Imperial Beverage Group
The IRIS Company
Jowdy Photography
Kelly Alexander Photography
Leonard Sloan & Associates
MillerCoors
Robbins Brothers
SKYY Vodka
Snuffer’s
Terlato Wines International
Tiffany & Co.
TXA 21
Ocean Club
This year’s Empty Bowls was the most successful to date, raising
$146,520 – enough to provide 586,080 meals for North Texans in
need! Sincere thanks to John and Darlene Williams and all of the
potters and wood-turners who created the beautiful bowls for this
event, as well as the 1,342 guests who attended.
JD’s Chippery
Maudee’s Café
North Texas Food Bank
Community Kitchen
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Opus at the Meyerson
Symphony Center
Paciugo Gelato
The Screen Door
Tom Thumb
Wolfgang Puck at the Nasher
Sponsors:
Tom Thumb, Presenting Sponsor
Alliance Data
Kroger’s Bringing Hope to the Table
May 31 - June 13
From May 31 through June
13, purchase special products
with yellow tags at your
neighborhood Kroger and a
portion of the purchase price
will support the North Texas
Food Bank. We would like to thank Kroger and all
companies involved in the Bringing Hope to the Table
campaign for their efforts to fight hunger and for
supporting the mission of the North Texas Food Bank.
KRLD Restaurant Week
presented by Central Market
August 17 - 23
Restaurant Week
2009 is almost here!
Mark your calendars
for the 12th Annual
KRLD Restaurant
Week presented by
Central Market,
August 17 – 23 (with some restaurants extending
through August 30 or September 6). Diners will
enjoy culinary fare from more than 100 of the area’s
best restaurants as they offer special three-course
dinner menus for only $35 (beverage, tax and
gratuity not included). For each dinner served, $7
will benefit the North Texas Food Bank and Lena
Pope Home. Visit ntfb.org for a list of participating
restaurants, coming soon!
Hunger Action Month
September 2009
September is Hunger Action Month! Be sure to
check ntfb.org in the coming weeks for ways to
participate and help fight hunger in our community.
Canstruction 2009
October 3 - 18
Empty Bowls presented by Tom Thumb
Restaurants:
Aw Shucks & Big Shucks
Baylor Jack & Jane Hamilton
Heart & Vascular Hospital
Blue Mesa Grill
Bolla at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Celebration Market & Restaurant
Children’s Hospital Dallas/Sodexo
The Cultured Cup
Dallas Fish Market
Dave & Buster’s
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Greenz Restaurant
Homemade Gourmet
Save the Date!
Capital One
Dave & Buster’s
Dean Foods
Grant Thornton
Lockheed Martin
Pizza Inn
VHA
Donors:
City Color
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Fun Factory Events
Urban Floral Design Studio
WBAP
WFAA
Save the date for Dallas’s popular Canstruction,
moving to its new home in the Dallas Galleria
October 3 - 18. The best architecture and design
firms in the area compete to build fantastic and
whimsical structures made entirely of nonperishable
food items! Come out and vote for your favorite
sculpture and watch the teams at work October 3, or
just visit the Galleria from October 3 - 18 and check
out the amazing structures!
H-E-B’s Help End Hunger
May 12 - June 28
From May 12 through June 28, shop at H-E-B
stores in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis and
Central Market stores in Dallas and Plano to help
end hunger! You can support hunger relief by tearing
off the $2, $3 or $5 coupons displayed at every
check-out stand.
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Thank You!
Thank you to the following groups and individuals for
donating their time and talent to the North Texas Food Bank:
AAFES
Accenture
Adam Kirkland
Alexander Butts
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.
American Airlines
Amy Stephenson
Andy Laurence
AT&T
A.W. Brown-Fellowship
Charter School
Babcock & Brown
Baylor Institute for
Rehabilitation
Bill Deniger
Bishop Dunne Catholic
School
Bishop Lynch Faculty
Brown-Forman
Carter Financial
Management
Cathy McCall &
Patty Raggio
Chief Oil &Gas
Cindi Andrews
Commercial Metals
Company
CreditSolutions
Dallas CSCD
Deloitte & Touche
Denise Seibold
DeSoto Lions Club
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Ed Barrett
Fannie Mae
FedEx Office
Ford Motor Credit
Frito-Lay
Garrett Griffin
General Electric
Grant Thornton
Greystar Management
Company
Henry Brunson
Home Depot
Illinois State University
(Pay it Forward)
James Steger
Johnson Controls
Judy Pinkerton
Junior League
Justin Pinckney
Kay Winzenried
Khonesavanh Kanlagna
Kristi Hassell
Lake Pointe Church
Laurin & Ron DeStefano
Lockheed Martin
Maverick Capital
Mallory Moser &
Morgan Perkins
Melissa Edmonston
Neiman Marcus
Parish Episcopal School
Payson Knapp
PepsiCo
Prestonwood Christian
Academy
Rick Carlson
Ritz Carlton
Riverstone Residential
Group
Robert Bird
Rock for a Remedy/State
Radio
Selwyn Upper School
Sherman Bible Church
St. Ann's Catholic Church
Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital of Plano
The Covenant School
The McKenna Group
Travelocity
True.com
United Health Care
Unity Church
University Park United
Methodist Church
UTD Focus
Winfree Academy
Goodworks Team
We’d also like to thank the following groups and
individuals for hosting a Virtual Food Drive:
Advancial Federal
Credit Union
AMP Productions
Bank of America
Children's Medical Center
of Dallas
Deharo Saldivar Clinic
Digital Discovery Corp
Haag Engineering
Kaplan University
Katherine Perot
Tranquility Time
Massage Therapy
Unforgettable Affairs
& Events
VR-59/U.S. Navy
World Bananas
Young Adult Council
Diocese of Fort Worth
Thank you to the following groups and individuals
for hosting a canned food drive:
1st Global
Food for Neighbors
Frisco Family Services
Guitar Center
Irem
KIPP TRUTH Academy
Obama Outreach of
North Texas
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PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Tree of Life
Umphrey Lee
Elementary School
Zephries Family
To volunteer or to host a
Virtual Food Drive,
contact Lydia Rudy at
[email protected]
Frito-Lay Employees
Give Back
A recent USDA study shows that Texas leads the nation with the highest
percentage of families who are food insecure – meaning parents can’t always afford
to feed everyone in the household. And with the economic downturn, the term
“food insecure” no longer applies to just those living in poverty.
In addition to providing these families with access to nutritious food through
our network of Member Agencies, the North Texas Food Bank is working hard to
break the cycle of hunger by promoting nutrition education. That’s why we recently
partnered with Frito-Lay to create a cookbook specially designed for North Texans
living on a
limited budget.
This cookbook
– the first of its
kind – contains
more than 100
healthy, easyto-fix recipes, as
well as nutrition
facts, cooking
tips and valuable
In addition to raising money through the
cookbooks and their recent food drive, Frito-Lay
information
employees also participated in the Food Bank's
about the role
Serving U corporate teambuilding program.
of exercise in a
healthy lifestyle. The Food Bank plans to distribute the books to families in need at
Member Agency food pantries.
Frito-Lay Research & Development Senior Manager Jenny Birgé spearheaded
the project, gathering recipes and compiling content with the help of other FritoLay employees and Frito’s Nutrition Team.
“There isn’t a cookbook available today that encourages healthy food preparation
for clients who may have limited means and need creative, tasty and nutritious
ideas for their families,” she says. “It was clearly an unmet need.”
Jenny also served as the project manager for Frito-Lay’s first Plano-based food
and fund drive to benefit the Food Bank. The month-long campaign raised more
than $13,000 and focused on high-quality protein like tuna, chicken, ham and
hearty soups. They collected 5,454 pounds of nutritious food!
“When I walk by and see all these cans of food, I feel so proud,” says Jenny. “I feel
incredible pride that I work around people who are so generous and see the need
and want to step up and support it.”
We are so grateful to Jenny and to her colleagues at Frito-Lay for helping to
create such an important resource for those in need in our community, and for
helping to raise awareness about the issue of hunger here in North Texas.
thanks
with thanks
Taste of the NFL presented by Lockheed Martin
On April 19th at The Glass Cactus, more than 700 guests
enjoyed a fantastic tailgate party featuring dishes from more
than 20 of DFW's finest chefs, live bands and a silent auction.
This annual event benefiting the North Texas Food Bank was
hosted by Chef Kent Rathbun, Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus
Ware and Marcus Spears and five-time Super Bowl star Preston
Pearson. Thanks to our hosts, auction committees and guests,
the event raised $175,074, which will provide 700,294 meals for
hungry North Texas children!
Sponsors:
Albertsons
Annette and Wade Brannan
Black, Mann & Graham LLP
Diane and Mark White/Mosaic
Fidelity Investments
The Kroger Company
Lockheed Martin,
Presenting Sponsor
Lovell Public Relations
Nancy C. Rogers &
Richard R. Rogers/Mary Kay Inc.
Northrop Grumman
Orix
Time Warner Cable
US FoodService
VHA
Donors:
Andrews Distributing Company
Balloons to You
Brad Cecil & Associates
Cabot Cheese
CBS 11
Creative Ice
Dallas Cowboys
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
E&J Gallo
Stephen DeSandro of
The Londoner
Samir Dhurandhar of
Nick & Sam’s
Gilbert Garza of Suze
Travis Henderson of Perry’s
David Holben of Del Frisco’s
Double Eagle Steakhouse
Gustavo Ibarra of Morton’sThe Steakhouse
TJ Lengnick of Shinsei
Tim Love of Lonesome Dove
Amador Mora of Maximo
Mexicana Cocina and
Margarita Lounge
Paciugo Gelato
Annika Sacher of Jasper’s
Chefs:
James Williams of the
Blythe Beck of Central 214
North Texas Food Bank
at Hotel Palomar
Daniel Winans of
Anthony Bombaci of Nana Grill
The Grill on the Alley
at the Hilton Anatole Hotel
Ty Thoren of the Gaylord
Joanne Bondy of Old Hickory
Texan Resort
Steakhouse at the Gaylord Texan
Bronwen Weber of
Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Restaurant
Jerome Brown of Cooking with Rome Frosted Art Bakery
Laurel Wimberg of Craft Dallas
David Bull of Bolla
Vilmar Zenzen of Fogo de Chao
Tiffany Derry of Go Fish
FIJI
The Glass Cactus at the
Gaylord Texan Resort
Imperial Beverage Group
The IRIS Company
Jowdy Photography
Kelly Alexander Photography
Leonard Sloan & Associates
MillerCoors
Robbins Brothers
SKYY Vodka
Snuffer’s
Terlato Wines International
Tiffany & Co.
TXA 21
Ocean Club
This year’s Empty Bowls was the most successful to date, raising
$146,520 – enough to provide 586,080 meals for North Texans in
need! Sincere thanks to John and Darlene Williams and all of the
potters and wood-turners who created the beautiful bowls for this
event, as well as the 1,342 guests who attended.
JD’s Chippery
Maudee’s Café
North Texas Food Bank
Community Kitchen
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Opus at the Meyerson
Symphony Center
Paciugo Gelato
The Screen Door
Tom Thumb
Wolfgang Puck at the Nasher
Sponsors:
Tom Thumb, Presenting Sponsor
Alliance Data
Kroger’s Bringing Hope to the Table
May 31 - June 13
From May 31 through June
13, purchase special products
with yellow tags at your
neighborhood Kroger and a
portion of the purchase price
will support the North Texas
Food Bank. We would like to thank Kroger and all
companies involved in the Bringing Hope to the Table
campaign for their efforts to fight hunger and for
supporting the mission of the North Texas Food Bank.
KRLD Restaurant Week
presented by Central Market
August 17 - 23
Restaurant Week
2009 is almost here!
Mark your calendars
for the 12th Annual
KRLD Restaurant
Week presented by
Central Market,
August 17 – 23 (with some restaurants extending
through August 30 or September 6). Diners will
enjoy culinary fare from more than 100 of the area’s
best restaurants as they offer special three-course
dinner menus for only $35 (beverage, tax and
gratuity not included). For each dinner served, $7
will benefit the North Texas Food Bank and Lena
Pope Home. Visit ntfb.org for a list of participating
restaurants, coming soon!
Hunger Action Month
September 2009
September is Hunger Action Month! Be sure to
check ntfb.org in the coming weeks for ways to
participate and help fight hunger in our community.
Canstruction 2009
October 3 - 18
Empty Bowls presented by Tom Thumb
Restaurants:
Aw Shucks & Big Shucks
Baylor Jack & Jane Hamilton
Heart & Vascular Hospital
Blue Mesa Grill
Bolla at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Celebration Market & Restaurant
Children’s Hospital Dallas/Sodexo
The Cultured Cup
Dallas Fish Market
Dave & Buster’s
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Greenz Restaurant
Homemade Gourmet
Save the Date!
Capital One
Dave & Buster’s
Dean Foods
Grant Thornton
Lockheed Martin
Pizza Inn
VHA
Donors:
City Color
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Fun Factory Events
Urban Floral Design Studio
WBAP
WFAA
Save the date for Dallas’s popular Canstruction,
moving to its new home in the Dallas Galleria
October 3 - 18. The best architecture and design
firms in the area compete to build fantastic and
whimsical structures made entirely of nonperishable
food items! Come out and vote for your favorite
sculpture and watch the teams at work October 3, or
just visit the Galleria from October 3 - 18 and check
out the amazing structures!
H-E-B’s Help End Hunger
May 12 - June 28
From May 12 through June 28, shop at H-E-B
stores in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis and
Central Market stores in Dallas and Plano to help
end hunger! You can support hunger relief by tearing
off the $2, $3 or $5 coupons displayed at every
check-out stand.
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You Help Families
Get Back on Their Feet
As missionaries in South Africa for more than a decade, Sam and his wife have spent most
of their adult lives helping those in need. So they never imagined that one day they’d find
themselves asking for help.
When the economy began to take a turn for the worse last year, Sam and his wife
lost the financial support that was keeping them afloat during their service in Africa and
were forced to return home to the States. Unfortunately, adjusting to life back home
has been harder than they anticipated.
Because of the difficult job market, Sam has had a hard time finding
steady employment. He started out working for a temp agency and eventually
found a job in sales. But once the company’s business started declining,
Sam’s hours were cut in half. He eventually resigned because he could not
support his family.
“Thank you...
you are
helping
someone.”
Now Sam is looking for a job again, but he says it’s even harder this
time around. The family has applied for food stamps, but since it’s such a
lengthy process, he’s not sure when they’ll receive assistance. Sam’s 5-yearold son, Sammy, is on the reduced-price lunch program at school,
which helps stretch their food budget. But with summer coming,
Sam and his wife are worried about having enough food for
the whole family. For the first time in their lives, they really
need help.
“It’s been a struggle,” says Sam. “I’ve never been a
person who was in need.”
Fortunately, friends like you are helping families
like Sam’s every day. Thanks to your gifts to the
North Texas Food Bank, he can take home
nutritious groceries from Metrocrest Social
Services in Carrollton. This Food Bank Member
Agency helps families in need like Sam’s with
bills and employment assistance in addition to
healthy food. Sam is so grateful for the food he
receives – and he knows it’s possible in part thanks
to your generosity.
“Thank you!” he says with genuine appreciation.
“Have the feeling of fulfillment, because you are
helping someone.”
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T h e N o r t h Te x a s F o o d B a n k i s P a s s i o n at e ly P u r s u i n g a H u n g e r - F r e e C o m m u n i t y
Awarded the 4-star
top rating by
CharityNavigator.com
Physical Address:
4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road
Dallas, Texas 75236-2028
P 214.330.1396 F 214.331.4104
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 676059
Dallas, TX 75267-6059
Visit us on the web at ntfb.org,
and stay up to date on Food
Bank events by signing up for
our online newsletter, Around the
Table: Online Edition!
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