January 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm (Emergency Assistance, In the News)
Tags: disaster relief, earthquake, Feeding America, Haiti, hunger
By now you have all heard about the tragedy that is unfolding in Haiti in the wake of yesterday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Please join me in extending your thoughts to people who are struggling in Haiti, as well as their friends and family members here in the United States and beyond.
While Feeding America is focused on domestic hunger, we should all recognize and applaud the efforts of our fellow non-profit, non-governmental, and faith-based organizations that are responding at this very moment. Many of these organizations are members of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), as is Feeding America. NVOAD is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and InterAction, an organization that supports the coordination of international nonprofits, humanitarian relief organizations, and the Center for International Disaster Information.
If you are looking for opportunities to help the victims of the earthquake, please consult the following online resources , where they can find opportunities to help:
• NVOAD: http://www.nvoad.org
• InterAction: http://www.interaction.org
• The Center for International Disaster Information: http://www.cidi.org/incident/haiti-10a/
President and CEO, Feeding America
September 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm (Emergency Assistance)
Southwest Airlines and the North Texas Food Bank are partnering to bring relief to the Hurricane Ike-ravaged Houston area. The airline, which is flying more than 100 employees to relieve workers at Hobby Airport, will also transport 345 emergency food boxes, totaling over 10, 500 pounds, for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) on the plane as well. The special flight departs from Love Field tomorrow morning (Tues. Sept. 16) at 6:30 am. The food boxes will be taken to the Houston Food Bank for distribution to families in need as they recover from Hurricane Ike.
The North Texas Food Bank in Dallas is the hub Food Bank for assembling and distributing family food boxes to the affected Food Banks across Texas. NTFB has committed to building and transporting 4,000 boxes to the Houston and Beaumont Food Banks for distribution to families as they come back to the area.
Media must arrive at Love Field baggage claim no later than 5:30 am to be escorted to plane side for photo and interview opportunities. Photo opportunities include the food boxes being loaded onto the belt loader and into the cargo bin of the Southwest Airlines aircraft. NTFB President and CEO Jan Pruitt and Southwest Airlines spokesperson Beth Harbin will be available for interviews.
This transportation of food to the area kicks off the North Texas Food Bank’s drive to raise funds and collect additional food to fill the huge need in the Houston/Beaumont areas.
Ways the public can help:
Visit their neighborhood Kroger and Albertsons grocery stores and purchase pre-packaged bags of needed items. Customers can simply leave their bags at the store and they will be donated to the NTFB.
Drop off donations at the NTFB located at 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd., Dallas, 75236
Call 214-330-1396 to schedule a food or fund drive.
Donate online at ntfb.org.
Items needed for the family food boxes are:
1. Fruit Juices
2. Canned Meats
3. Beef Stew
4. Chunk Light Tuna in Water
5. Pork and Beans
6. Canned Soup
7. Canned Vegetables
8. Canned Fruit
9. Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce
10. Dried Beans
11. Dried Rice
(Please no glass containers)
North Texas Food Bank
Public Relations Manager