Food 4 Kids-Plano
Food for the Weekend, Hope for a Lifetime
“Food 4 Kids addresses the most fundamental need that we have — simple nourishment. There’s just no way kids can learn if they’re not eating. The objective of Food 4 Kids is to feed our children, and inspire them to know their community cares.”— Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere
“When kids get the nutrition they need, they experience improved performance physically, academically and socially, providing them an opportunity to succeed. Feeding the hungry is the right thing to do, and it's important to address hunger in every community. I am proud to play a part of raising awareness about hunger in North Texas.”— Derek Harper, retired Dallas Mavericks player
It may come as a surprise, but hunger is a reality for a number of families in Plano
- 1 out of 5 children in Collin County are considered food insecure. That’s over 44,000, or 20% of children who might struggle to find their next meal.
- Over 7,000, 29% of kids in 50 PISD early childhood and elementary schools are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere is committed to addressing the issue of food insecurity of chronically hungry early childhood and elementary school children in Plano by partnering with NTFB to provide them with a backpack filled with nutritious, kid-friendly, shelf stable food, every Friday during the school year. Each backpack contains at least 60% of a child's nutritional needs for the weekend.
Through the Food 4 Kids - Plano (F4K - Plano) project, Mayor LaRosiliere and NTFB are motivating Plano's corporations, individuals and families, faith and community organizations to raise the funds and hands to feed hungry children in their community.
Click here to read more about the need in Plano.
Do you want to put an end to childhood hunger in Plano?
Give Healthy Food: Host a Canned or Virtual Food Drive to fight hunger in North Texas! Learn more about donating food here.
Thank you all for your efforts and involvement during September’s Plano Peanut Butter Drive. We challenged the Plano community to collect 10,000 pounds of peanut butter in just one month to benefit hungry North Texans. It was an admittedly aggressive goal, but we are thrilled that you collected 10,220 pounds of peanut butter! Way to go!
Give Your Time: We are always in need of volunteers. If you are interested in signing up for a general volunteer shift, please visit www.ntfb.org/volunteer.
Give Funds: Don’t allow children to go hungry over the weekend. Help NTFB provide weekend backpacks for chronically hungry children in Plano.
• With $220, you can feed a child for a full school year.
• With $5, you can provide a backpack full of nutritious food for a child during the weekend.
• Give what you can and help support F4K - Plano
Give Your Voice: Invite a representative from NTFB to speak at your place of business, faith group, or civic organization. Talk to your friends and family about NTFB and our mission. Follow us on our social media channels—we need your help to spread the word about hunger in our communities.