North Texans in Need Have Hope Because of You! by vev19514


                                     Fall 2008

 Passionately Pursuing a
  Hunger-Free Community

 North Texans in
Need Have Hope
Because of You!

                            Your gifts make such
                           a difference for hungry
                            children, seniors and                    families…see inside!
Board of Directors
Executive Committee
W. Lee Coleman Jr., CB Richard Ellis (Chairman)
Frank Roby, Holmes Murphy Texas (Past President)
Charlie Morrison, Pizza Inn, Inc. (Chairman Elect)                             ClOsE THE GaP
Debra Tippett, Cardinal Company (Secretary)
David Franklin, Franklin Investments (Treasurer)
Stephen Chase, KPMG LLP (At Large)
                                                                               on Hunger
Michael Cox, Culinaire International (At Large)

Members at Large                                                              Jan Pruitt: President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Black, Black, Mann and Graham
Baine Brooks, TwoRows Restaurants
F Lane Cardwell, Jr., Community Volunteer
Sally Cullum, Crystal Charity Ball Committee         Dear Friend,
Christina Durovich, Community Volunteer
Roslyn Fitch, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
                                                         In just a couple of weeks, North Texas children will head back to
Jess Hay, Texas Foundation of Higher Education       school for a brand new school year. While most kids will be sad to
Gary Huddleston, Kroger Food Stores                  say goodbye to their lazy summer days, there are many children who
Thomas Huffhines,
                                                     can’t wait to get back to school – because it means they get to have
   SYSCO Food Services of Dallas, LP
Melanie Jones, Southwest Airlines                    regular meals again through free and reduced-price school meals.
Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants               Good nutrition is so important for children’s development and learning
Karen Lukin, Whole Foods Market                      capacity.
Greg Schaffner, US Food Service
Steve Schenkel, Schepps Dairy                            Hunger affects our community day after day, year after year.
Jennifer Vroman, Albertsons
                                                     Families and individuals right here in our neighborhood don’t have
Cynthia Wenban, Lockheed Martin
Jon Wolkenstein, Grant Thornton LLP                  access to the resources they need to keep from going hungry.
Connie Yates, Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy
Carole Young, Carole S. Young & Associates
                                                        That’s why the North Texas Food Bank is committed to closing the
                                                     gap on hunger. There is a 29 million meal gap between what hungry
General Counsel                                      North Texans need and the food resources to which they currently
Tania Hepfner Conroy, DLA Piper US LLP               have access. We plan to close this gap between need and resources by
                                                     providing access to more than 50 million meals annually by 2011 – a
Life Board Members
                                                     50 percent increase from last year’s food distribution.
John Beckert
Jerry Ellis, Community Volunteer                         We need your help to achieve this goal. With your support, we
Louise Gartner, Community Volunteer
Bette Perot, Perot Foundation
                                                     can provide access to nutritious food for more hungry individuals
Theresa Phillips, TPHD, LLC                          and families by targeting underserved areas and assisting programs
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts                like food stamp outreach and government nutrition programs. Your
                                                     involvement is vital as we work to close the gap between need and
Ambassador Kathryn Hall, Hall Wines
Liz Minyard, Community Volunteer                        I am so grateful that I can count on the partnership of friends like
                                                     you to help meet the needs of hungry children and families in our
President & Chief Executive Officer
                                                     community. Thank you for standing with us.
Jan Pruitt

    Full Backpacks Mean
           Full Stomachs
   “I can’t imagine a child going hungry in this beautiful country,” says Susan Pignaro, Food 4 Kids
Coordinator at Hotchkiss Elementary School in Dallas. “It shouldn’t be happening with all that we have.”
    Susan has made it her mission to ensure that children at Hotchkiss Elementary don’t have
to go hungry. Since March 2008, she’s been sending home backpacks of nutritious food
with 65 hungry children through the North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program.
Hotchkiss serves a large percentage of immigrant and refugee children from all

                                                                                       “I can’t imagine
over the world, many of whom arrive in Dallas malnourished. Almost all of the
students are on the free and reduced-price lunch program.
    “This helps them a lot,” says Susan. “It has been phenomenal for
our school.”
                                                                                          a child going
    Susan says the Food 4 Kids program has made a huge difference in the                    hungry in
health and well-being of her students. She shares the story of two
young girls who recently moved to Dallas from Myanmar.
                                                                                          this beautiful
They were so thin and malnourished when
they first came to Hotchkiss that they had to
use string to keep their clothes from falling
down. But they’re happier and healthier now
that they’re receiving backpacks of nutritious
weekend food – their clothes finally fit and
their behavior has improved.
    “It’s just a great thing,” says Susan. “The
kids feel really good about themselves.”
     Your generosity is changing the
lives of these children and thousands of
others just like them across North Texas.
Nearly 4,400 children in 200 schools
in our community took home backpacks
full of nutritious weekend food last school year
when they might not have had anything else to
eat – and the program continues to grow, thanks to
your gifts.
     “I’m touched by the fact that there are so many
people willing to give to us and our kids,” says Susan,
in tears. “Because you take care of us, we can take
care of the kids.”

Thank You!
Bruce Springsteen Fights Hunger                                                                     Thank You for Feeding                                                                                                            Thank You!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stamp Out Hunger a Success!

                                                                                                Hungry North Texans!
in North Texas!                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thank you to the National Association of Letter
A huge thank you to Bruce                                                                                                                                                                                                            Carriers, presenting sponsor, Kroger, and all
Springsteen, who donated                                                                                                                                                                                                             who participated in Stamp Out Hunger. A
$10,000 to the North Texas                                                                                                                                                                                                           record 186,866 pounds of food was collected
Food Bank! When added                                                                                                                                                                                                                by letter carriers and donated to the North Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Food Bank. When added to Kroger’s $10,000
with the $2,719 collected                                                     Your support of the North Texas Food Bank is giving hungry men, women, children and seniors in our community access to the nutritious                  sponsorship, this year’s drive will provide 195,989
from fans at his Dallas
concert April 13th and the $1,108 raised from the                             food they need. Whether it’s a hot meal at a senior center, groceries from a food pantry or a backpack of weekend food through the Food                meals for North Texans in need.
online auction of tickets donated by “The Boss,” the                          4 Kids program, your gifts are making a big difference in the lives of our neighbors in need! Thank you!                                               Sachse First United Methodist
total impact of his generosity translates into 69,135
meals for those in need in North Texas. Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                   Church’s Golf 4 Kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thanks to Sachse First United Methodist Church
Lockheed Martin Golf Tournament                                                                                                                                                                                                      for raising $14,018 for the Food Bank’s Food 4
Lockheed Martin’s                                                                                                                                  You provide filling                                                               Kids backpack program through their annual
4th annual golf                                                                                                                                    meals for the homeless                                                            golf tournament on May 3rd! Over the past three
tournament teed off                                                                                             You keep North                     and hurting                                                                       years, this tournament has raised more than
at Waterchase Golf                                                                                              Texas children full                                                                                                  $45,338 for Food 4 Kids – enough to provide
Course on May 16.                                                                                               and focused during                                                                                                   more than 10,633 backpacks for hungry children
The event raised a                                                                                              the school year!                                                                                                     in our community. Thank you to all who helped
                                                                                                                                                                            Your gifts mean
record-breaking $10,045 for the North Texas                                                                                                                                 backpacks of                                             make this year’s event a success!
Food Bank, which will provide 50,225 meals                                                                                                                                  nutritious weekend
for those in need in our community. Thanks to                                                                                                                               food for children                                        Plaza at Preston Center
Lockheed and its employees for their continued                                                                                                                              in need                                                  To help commemorate June as
partnership!                                                                                                                                                                                                                         National Iced Tea Month, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Plaza at Preston Center hosted
Furr’s Fresh Buffet                                                                                                                                                                                                                  its 2nd Annual Best Iced Tea
A big thank you to Furr’s Fresh Buffet in Garland                                                                                                                                                                                      Contest June 8 with proceeds
for donating $2,500 to the Food Bank. The check                                                                                                                                                                                          benefiting the Food Bank.
was presented at its grand opening celebration.                                                                                                                                                                                           Participants tasted iced tea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          samples from Dallas area
Gordon Biersch                                                                                                                                                                                                                           restaurants to determine
Thank you to Gordon Biersch Restaurant in                                                                                                                                                                                               which serves the best iced tea. More than
Plano, whose grand opening in May collected                                                                                                                                                                                            $8,714 was raised, which will provide 43,570
$1,227 and 65 pounds of food. This translates                                                                                                                                                                                         meals for North Texans in need. Thank you!
into 6,185 meals for North Texans in need!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       American Express
Kroger’s Bringing Hope to                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you to American Express, who
the Table                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    partnered with Feeding America to
Kroger’s annual                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 award the North Texas Food Bank
                                                        North Texans in                                                                                                                                       Seniors in need are                  with a grant to expand our
Bringing Hope to the
                                                        need can provide                                                                                                                                      so grateful for your                  Food 4 Kids program in the
Table Campaign ran                                      for their families,                                                                                                                                   compassion
from June 11-24.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2008-2009 school year.
                                                        thanks to you
When special products marked
with yellow tags were purchased, a
portion of the price was donated
to the Food Bank. This year’s
campaign raised $70,000,
which will provide 350,000
meals for hungry children
and families! Thank you to
Kroger and all its shoppers for
helping to fight hunger!

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Thank You!                                              a Creative Way
Thank you to the following groups and individuals
for donating their time and talent to the North Texas
Food Bank:
 Bank of America
                            Lockheed Martin
                            Ofelia Garcia
                                                                                  to Serve
                                                          Dianne Bianchi and Pat Haverfield have discovered a unique way to serve their
                                                        community: using their artistic talents to benefit the North Texas Food Bank.
 Best Buy                   Ofelia Salcedo
 Canterbury Episcopal       Parish Episcopal School       Dianne, a designer, and Pat, a photographer, first collaborated at Southwest
   School                   Paul Wachsman
 Carver Heights Baptist     Polo Ralph Lauren
                                                        Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Southwest Spirit. The two worked together on a food
   Church                   Prestonwood Christian       and drink series for the
 Cedar Creek Non-Profit       Academy                   magazine, which inspired
 CVS/Caremark               Shirley Nealy               a calendar for various
 Dan Bautista               St. Ann’s Catholic
 Deloitte & Touche            Church
                                                        clients with images from
 Desoto Senior Citizens     St. Augustine Catholic      this spread.
 Doris Turbeville             School
 FedEx/Kinko’s              St. Monica’s Catholic
                                                          Pleased with the
 Fidelity Investments         School                    feedback from these
 Ford Motor Credit          Texas Health Resources      projects, Dianne was
 Grant Thornton             Unity Church of Dallas      eager to try something
 Highland Park Middle       Yum! Brands/Pizza Hut
                                                        different with the concept
 The Hockaday School                                    of food and drink. She
 Home Depot                                             suggested they create a
 Imagine Solutions                                      similar calendar for the
                                                        North Texas Food Bank, a
                                                        cause close to her heart.
We’d also like to thank the following groups and
individuals for hosting a Virtual Food Drive.             “I’m deeply appreciative
                                                        of the work the Food          Dianne and Pat create the Food Bank’s Hunger & Thirst
 AFI Dallas                 LSG Sky Chefs               Bank does,” says Dianne.           Calendars with the help of Central Market.
 AT&T                       Overhead Door               “Having enough food to
 Collin County Moms         Paragon
 Group                      Raytheon NCS Texas          eat is a basic need.”
 Deloitte & Touche          Engineering                   Using the same photos from their food and drink series in Southwest Spirit,
 EnCana Oil & Gas           RREEF
 First American Loan        Sprint Nextel               Pat and Dianne created the first Hunger & Thirst Calendar. The Food Bank
 Production Services        Targetbase                  partnered with Central Market, who generously agreed to underwrite the
 Hadley Smith               Texas Instruments           printing costs and sell the calendars in Central Market stores. Since 2007, the
 IEX                        Town of Addison             calendars have raised more than $33,000 to help hungry North Texans!
 ISNetworld                 Tristan Cooper
 JPMorgan Chase                                           “We’ve been amazed by what an impact it has made,” says Pat. “There’s a real
 Kimberly McBrayer                                      satisfaction in knowing you’re not just putting a band-aid on something; you’re
                                                        helping those who need it most.”
                                                          Dianne says she feels grateful to be able to use her artistic talents to help those
                                                        in need in our community and encourages others to find a creative outlet for
                                                          “When I have some extra skills that I can donate toward a cause, beyond a
                                                        willing pair of hands or a strong back, I’m very willing to be a part of that,” she
       To volunteer or to host a                        says. “Anyone who has any skills set that can help an organization like the North
      Virtual Food Drive, contact                       Texas Food Bank should [use it].”
    Lydia Rudy at
                                                          We are so grateful to Dianne, Pat and Central Market for their creativity and
                                                        dedication to help fight hunger in North Texas.
thanks   with thanks
Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Dallas Cowboy Tailgate Party
presented by Lockheed Martin
   Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus Ware and Marcus Spears teamed up with
Chef Kent Rathbun for yet another successful Taste of the NFL event
benefitting the North Texas Food Bank on April 13 at Gilleys Dallas.
Guests enjoyed dishes from 25 of Dallas’s finest chefs, live music and
                                                                                                           Save the Date!
                                                                                                           KRLD Restaurant Week
                                                                                                           presented by Central Market
                                                                                                           More than 100 restaurants will
                                                                                                           offer three-course, $35
                                                                                                           fixed-price meals to benefit the
                                                                                                           North Texas Food Bank and Lena
                                                                                                           Pope Home during Restaurant
                                                                                                           Week 2008. The event is scheduled for August 11-17,
                                                                                                           but some restaurants are extending through August 24
                                                                                                           or 31. Restaurant Week Preview takes place August 8-10.
                                                                                                           For more information, visit
a silent auction.
                                                                                                           Hunger Action Month
  Sponsors:                      Edward Don                            Gilbert Garza of Suze
  Lockheed Martin,               E&J Gallo                             David Holben of Del Frisco’s
                                                                                                           brought to you by Albertsons
     presenting sponsor          FIJI                                  Double Eagle Steakhouse             Hunger Action
  Albertsons                     Ford Motor Company                    Chad Kelley of The Oceanaire        Month will
  American Airlines              The IRIS Company                        Seafood Room                      present 30
  Bank of America                Jowdy Photography                     Julia Lopez of La Duni and Alo      ways to get involved during the 30 days of September
  Black, Mann & Graham, LLP      Leonard Sloan & Associates              by La Duni                        and help fight hunger in our community. Please plan
  Brinker International          Miller Brewing Company                Brian Luscher of The Grape
                                                                                                           on helping us close the gap on hunger by participating.
  Fidelity Investments           Robbins Bros.                         Michael Owens of Morton’s-
  KPMG                           SKYY Vodka                              The Steakhouse
                                                                                                           Check out for more information.
  Matthews Southwest             Terlato Wines International           Chris Meier of The Capital Grille
  ProFile Sports, Inc.           Tiffany & Co.                         Tracy Miller of Local               Canstruction 2008
  Jake Romanow                   Thomas Reprographics                  Annika Sacher of Jasper’s           The Society for Design
  Schepps Dairy                  Westwind Photography                  Jamie Samford of Winn Meat          Administration presents the 13th
  Robert Shaw                    Winn Meat Company                       Company                           Annual canstruction® September
  The Staubach Company           Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board        Jim Severson of Sevy’s Grill        6 at NorthPark Center. Architecture
  Tuaca                                                                Chris Svalesen of Go Fish
                                 Chefs:                                                                    and design firms will create life-sized sculptures made
  US Foodservice                                                       Shannon Swindle of Craft Dallas
                                 Blythe Beck of Hector’s                                                   out of canned food items. The structures will remain
  Wade & Annette Brannan                                               Casey Thompson of Shinsei
                                   on Henderson                                                            on display until September 14. All canned food will
                                                                       Chris Ward of The Mercury
  Donors:                        Anthony Bombaci of Nana
                                   Grill at the Hilton Anatole Hotel
                                                                         Grill and Mercury Chop House      be donated to the Food Bank. To learn more about
  Andrews Distributing Company
                                                                       James Williams of the North         canstruction®, visit
  Balloons To You                Jerome Brown of Cooking
                                                                         Texas Food Bank
  Brad Cecil & Associates          with Rome
  Cabot Cheese                   Richard Chamberlain of
                                                                       Daniel Winans of The Grill on       All About Uptown
                                                                         the Alley
  Cadbury Schweppes Americas       Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop                                            This inaugural street festival will feature live music, art
                                                                       Chris Conlon of N9NE and
    Beverage Bottling Group        House and Chamberlain’s Fish
                                                                         Nove Italiano                     and food from some of the best restaurants in Uptown
  Creative Ice                     Market Grill
  Dallas Cowboys                 Tom Fleming of Central 214
                                                                                                           Dallas. Come out Saturday, September 13 and join in the
                                   at Hotel Palomar                                                        fun! All proceeds will benefit the Food Bank’s 917 feeding
                                                                                                           and education programs.
Wild West MAC 2008
   The North Texas Food Bank’s 8th Annual Member Agency Conference (MAC) was held                          Everyone Deserves a Place at the Table
at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church on May 16. Member Agency staff members enjoyed                        Grab your friends and head to the Haworth Showroom
workshops presented by Dale Carnegie Training focusing on the challenge of expanding                       on September 25 for incredible cuisine in an incredible
capacity to help more hungry people in our community.                                                      space! This tasting party will feature a raffle and silent
                                                                                                           auction benefiting the Food Bank. Tickets will be
  This year the MAC garnered the support of business and community leaders in an
                                                                                                           available online for $25 and at the door for $30. Visit
unprecedented fashion. Funds and in-kind donations exceeded $6,000 - a 226 percent                for more information or to purchase tickets.
increase over last year’s total! Special thanks to Brad Cecil & Associates, Dale Carnegie
Training, Flamingo Juices, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church, Mahard Egg Farm, Inc.,                       State Fair of Texas
Vistar, Albertsons, Blue Mesa, Central Market, Kroger Food Stores, Pizza Inn and Steak-                    Bring a 20-ounce or larger unopened Coca-Cola product
N- Shake.                                                                                                  to the State Fair from September 26 through October 19
                                                                                                           to donate to the Food Bank and receive admission on
Dash Down Greenville 2008                                                                                  opening day for $4.
  More than 5,000 runners gathered on Greenville Avenue on
March 15 for Dash Down Greenville, the annual St. Patrick’s                                                "It’s a Fair Deal”
Day 5K run and walk, presented by Two Rows and Run On!                                                     presented by Kroger
The event raised $46,336 for the Food Bank, which will                                                     On the three Wednesdays in
provide 231,680 meals for hungry North Texans!                                                             October – the 1st, the 8th and
  Thanks to Run On!, Two Rows and all sponsors including Quick, Jack FM, Coca-Cola,                        the 15th — Kroger invites
Brooks, Fuze, Panera Bread and Xact Business Solutions.                                                    fairgoers to bring at least three
  Plan on joining us next year – save the date for Saturday, March 14, 2009!                               canned food items for the Food Bank and
                                                                                                           receive an admission of $1.                            7
      Kids are Healthy and Happy
                        Thanks to You
         One of the most important parts of a child’s development is regular access to nutritious meals.
    But when a child is even mildly undernourished because his family can’t afford to provide
    the food he needs to learn and grow, his long-term health and well-being are put at risk.
        That’s why the ChildCareGroup in Dallas serves nutritious meals and snacks to
    children whose families need a little extra help to provide for them. This Member
    Agency of the North Texas Food Bank serves breakfast, lunch and a snack to children
                                                                                                             “Thank you
    ages 3 to 5 year-round. All meals are eaten family-style at table that the children set
    themselves, teaching them the importance of good manners
                                                                                                             so much for
    and responsibility.
                                                                                                              donating! It
                                                                                                            helps so much.”
         Nutrition Coordinator Lori Carey says it’s very
    important for the children to eat nutritious, filling food.
    Because so many of their parents can’t afford to buy things
    like fresh fruits and vegetables or milk, the meals they
    receive at the ChildCareGroup are often their only source
    of nutrition.
        “The [most important] thing is creating a foundation
    of healthy food choices for when they are adults,” she says.
        Lori says the food makes a big difference in the health
    and well-being of the children. Last year, 15 percent of the
    students were overweight, but that figure has dropped to 7
    percent thanks to the healthy meals and snacks they receive.
         The food also helps the kids’ demeanor. Angela,
    a teacher at the ChildCareGroup, says her daughter,
    Michelle, is more alert and focused since she’s started
        “Michelle has a constant level of energy,” she says. “She
    stays alert the whole time she’s here.”
         It’s your gifts to the Food Bank that make it possible for
    agencies like the ChildCareGroup to serve meals to hungry
    children in our community. Thanks to you, these children
    have the fuel to learn and grow to their full potential.
        “Thank you so much for donating!” says Lori. “It
    helps so much.”

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