around 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 ntFb.org 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 Founders resources. 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 2 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 country” 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.” 3 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! 4 5 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: Accenture AutoTrader Bank of America Lockheed Martin Macy’s 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 School different with the concept The Hockaday School of food and drink. She Home Depot suggested they create a Imagine Solutions similar calendar for the KPMG 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 service. “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 Lydia@ntfb.org. We are so grateful to Dianne, Pat and Central Market for their creativity and dedication to help fight hunger in North Texas. 6 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 ntfb.org. 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 ntfb.org/30ways 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 canstruction.org. 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 ntfb.org 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 coming. “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.” the north texas Food bank is Passionately Pursuing a Hunger-Free Community Physical address: mailing address: Visit us on the web at ntfb.org, member of 4500 S. Cockrell Hill road P.o. Box 676059 and stay up to date on Food dallas, TX 75236-2028 dallas, TX 75267-6059 Bank events by signing up for our 214.330.1396 online newsletter, around the 8 fax 214.331.4104 Table: online Edition!
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