DALLAS (December 3, 2008) – - There are thousands of families, children and senior citizens in our community who are facing hunger for the first time in their lives – and the economic recession continues to cause North Texans living on the edge of poverty to struggle more than ever. Many of our neighbors won’t have enough to eat this holiday season without assistance from organizations like the North Texas Food Bank.
This holiday season consider giving a unique gift that helps others at the same time.
The North Texas Food Bank’s 2009 Hunger and Thirst calendar offers photos and recipes for delicious gourmet food and beverages. The cost is $12 and your donation will provide 30 meals. Calendars can be purchased at Central Market stores in Dallas and Plano.
Holiday Greeting Cards
The Seasoning’s Greetings holiday card packs are also available: 5 for $27 donation, 25 for $118 donation and 50 for $210 donation. All proceeds from the calendar and card benefit the NTFB and can be purchased online at ntfb.org or by calling 214-330-1396.
For those who love jewelry, there is an Ylang 23 exclusive “Chip” the chipmunk charm fashioned by Catherine Michiels. The cost is $110 with $50 from each charm sold benefiting the NTFB’s Food 4 Kids school backpack program. The charms can be purchased online through ntfb.org or at the Ylang 23 store located in the Galleria.
About the NTFB
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. The NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. Close the Gap is the NTFB’s 3-year initiative to unite the community to narrow the food gap by providing access to 50 million meals annually.
Founded in 1982, the NTFB is a certified member of Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network). Last year 26 million meals were distributed. Each month agency pantries distribute food to more than 50,000 families and on-site meal programs serve 435,000 meals/snacks.
Every dollar donated to the NTFB provides five meals for the hungry. Out of every dollar donated, 97 cents goes directly to hunger relief programs.