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Jan Pruitt, CEO of the NTFB, on The Greatest Misconceptions of the NTFB, 49 Million Meals
December 7, 2012
In the 16 years Jan Pruitt has been the CEO of the North Texas Food Bank, food distribution has grown 300% and the "ReThink Hunger" program has succeeded in providing more nutritious meals. We spoke recently about their $7 million goal, leadership and what it takes to provide 130,000 nutritious meals a day.
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PARADE, The Good Farmer: Howard G. Buffett's Crusade to Eliminate Hunger in America
December 2, 2012
In the land of plenty, more than 50 million Americans, including one in five children, don't always know where their next meal is coming from. That's unacceptable, says Howard G. Buffett—midwestern farmer, philanthropist, and son of Warren—who is working to strike back against hunger, starting in the breadbasket.
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Editorial: A Compelling Cause
November 18, 2012
Upon us now is the season that conjures visions of family, hearth, home, plenty and warmth. That vision, we know, is but a memory to so many fellow Texans and an elusive dream for others. Joblessness and homelessness stalk. Hunger has our neighbors in its grip.
Read more on the Dallas Morning News story...

Jan Pruitt: Federal Budget Cuts Shouldn't Include Dinner
November 15, 2012
Now that the elections have ended, federal lawmakers are turning their attention to the country’s budget as they look to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. What many Americans may not realize is that food for the hungry may be at stake in this process.
Read more on the Dallas Morning News story...

Dallas’ North Texas Food Bank Celebrates 30th Anniversary
September 27, 2012
The North Texas Food Bank distributed about 333,000 meals in 1982, its first year of operations. So far this year: 47.1 million meals. And even that is still not enough to serve every person in North Texas who doesn’t know where his next meal will come from.
Read more on the Dallas Morning News story...

Dallas Mayor Declares Hunger Action Month
September 12, 2012
One in four North Texas children does not know where their next meal will come from, according to a statistic cited Wednesday by representatives of the North Texas Food Bank.
Read more on the NBC DFW story...

Think Orange To Fight Hunger
September 6, 2012
As the massive warehouse fill with music and volunteers, food bank staffers get a sorting party started. For 30 hours, volunteers, elected officials– and even a TV actor– will get busy filling food boxes for needy families. It’s all part of the effort to celebrate the North Texas Food Bank’s 30 years of service.
Read more on the CBS DFW story...

Instant Live 8: Got Milk? North Texas Food Bank Gets Donation
August 22, 2012
Got Milk? The North Texas Food Bank does! Hundreds of thousands of milk cartons have "spilled" into their warehouses over the past week. Dallas-based dairy leader Dean Foods donated 3 months worth of shelf-stable milk to help aid in the NTFB's "Food 4 Kids" Program.
Read more on the WFAA.com story...

Rising Prices Burdening The Working Poor
August 15, 2012
The rising prices of food and gas are putting a strain on the wallets of consumers who are already struggling in the sluggish economic recovery. Anna Werner reports.
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Food Bank’s ReThink Hunger Campaign Keeps Surpassing Its Goals
August 12, 2012
The North Texas Food Bank unveiled a mural last week to showcase the progress in its three-year ReThink Hunger campaign. The food bank launched ReThink Hunger in 2011 to provide healthier food to local residents and improve lives.
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Closing the Gap(s)
July 2012
North Texas Food Bank's award-winning campaign not only brought residents closer to their nutritional needs, but it also encouraged more symbiotic relationships among staff, volunteers and donors.
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Volunteering at North Texas Food Bank offers new view of hunger
July 20, 2012
There are a lot of statistics and experts that can probably define "hunger" in very technical and unemotional terms. I prefer this definition of what it means to be hungry: You don't know where your next meal will come from.
Read more from the Dallas Business Journal...

Hunger games: Congress targets food assistance for the most vulnerable, despite the nation's growing food insecurity problem
July 13, 2012
Hunger in America can be hard to see. It doesn't look like the image of hunger we usually see on our TVs: the wrenching impoverishment and emaciation. Talking about American hunger is hard because, well, there's food all around us.
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Kroger begins reclamation trials
July 2, 2012
The nation's second-largest grocery retailer plans to use its sophisticated inventory systems to help channel food to needy people through a reclamation center at the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.
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Kroger Launches Food Reclamation Center
June 26, 2012
The Kroger Co. is partnering with the North Texas Food Bank on a new program that has the potential to generate an additional 2 million pounds of food annually for food bank clients.
Read more from the Progressive Grocer...

Food Bank Execs Want To Feed More Children
June 20, 2012
While the North Texas Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program feeds about 2,000 children breakfast or lunch every weekday, executives say there are still thousands who aren't in the program but qualify for the free meals.
Read more from CBS DFW...

N. Texas Food Bank $1M short of its goal
June 19, 2012
The North Texas Food Bank's fiscal year draws to a close June 30, with a lot to celebrate. But the organization remains $1 million short of its fundraising goal of $16.5 million, said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the food bank.
Read more of the Dallas Morning News story...

North Texas Food Bank $1 Million Short Of Fundraising Goal
June 18, 2012
The fiscal year for the North Texas Food Bank is near and the organization says while there's plenty to celebrate they are still $1,000,000 short of their fundraising goal. With an increased demand and change of focus at the Food Bank, operation and supply costs have increased.
Read more from CBS DFW...

Honor Mom while helping the North Texas Food Bank
May 11, 2012
I hope we're not beating the "Mother's Day" horse to death this week, but a lot of people are out there still trying to figure out how to best honor their Mom, and I do have an idea for you about how to do that, do good for others, and not spend a lot of money.
Read more from the Dallas Morning News online...

Help from food bank travels winding path to Cedar Hill family's table
April 29, 2012
Jackie Eaton and Allison Anderson sit down to a spaghetti lunch in their Cedar Hill home. As the couple wait for their daughters to join them at the table, they say a grateful prayer for the food.
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Photos: Nancy Lieberman volunteers at North Texas Food Bank
April 25, 2012
Former WNBA great Nancy Lieberman visited the North Texas Food Bank last week to promote Serving U, a corporate team-building program that challenges participants to work together, solve problems and build communication skills by volunteering at the food bank.
Read more from the Oak Cliff Advocate...

North Texas Food Bank Earns Fundraising Award at National Conference
April 25, 2012
Three years after starting an ambitious fundraising plan to double the meals provided to the area and raise 120 percent more funds, the North Texas Food Bank was recognized for that effort at the annual Feeding America 2012 Network Summit in Detroit.
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North Texas Food Bank earns fundraising award at national conference
April 25, 2012
Three years after starting an ambitious fundraising plan to double the meals provided to the area and raise 120 percent more funds, the North Texas Food Bank was recognized for that effort at the annual Feeding America 2012 Network Summit in Detroit.
Read more from the Dallas Morning News online...

North Texas Food Bank announces award winners
April 23, 2012
Target, Cisco Systems, Whole Food Market and Neiman Marcus are among the winners of the North Texas Food Bank's "Dishing Out Gratitude" awards program, which go to individuals and corporations that fight hunger and advance the food bank's five core values.
Read more from the Dallas Business Journal...

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