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North Texas Food Bank Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Event

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The North Texas Food Bank will celebrate 40 years of serving the North Texas community with a family-friendly event Sept. 10 at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.

The event is free to the public and will feature face painters, balloon artists, a book reading of the NTFB’s children’s book, “Hunger Bugs Me!,” and music from the Ray Johnston Band.

A portion of the proceeds from items purchased from the food trucks surrounding Klyde Warren will be donated to the NTFB to support its work to provide food for today and hope for tomorrow for the nearly 700,000 people in its service area facing hunger.

“Forty years ago during a period of inflation much like we are experiencing today, four Dallas women pledged to fight hunger in North Texas,” said Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO.

“These visionary leaders – Jo Curtis, Kathryn Hall, Lorraine Griffin Kircher and Liz Minyard – began collecting and distributing donations of surplus food and grocery products through a network of charitable organizations across 13 North Texas counties, creating the North Texas Food Bank. The community is invited to join us in celebrating 40 years of service to the North Texas community and the people and organizations that have fought to close the hunger gap.”

Tickets are free and the first 100 people to arrive will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

For more information and to register for the free event, visit ntfb.org/event/ntfb-40th-birthday-party.

The North Texas Food Bank is a hunger-relief nonprofit that sources, packages and distributes food through a network of more than 400 feeding partners, including food pantries and community organizations across 13 North Texas counties. The organization also provides food to children, seniors and families through several direct-delivery programs. 

In its last fiscal year, the North Texas Food Bank provided access to nearly 137 million nutritious meals, a 9 percent increase over the prior year. In response to the elevated hunger crisis, the organization has launched a $500 million campaign, Nourish North Texas, to provide more food by addressing the barriers to food security.  

For more news from the food bank presented by The Shelby Report, click here.

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