you to end
Plenty to eat
BecauSe of you!
…see inside for stories of how your generosity is changing lives both young and old.
Board of Directors You Help Families in need
FulFill Their Dreams
G. scott Williford, Deloitte & Touche (President)
Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants (Past President)
Frank Roby, Holmes Murphy Texas (President Elect)
Jan Langbein, Genesis Women’s Shelter (Secretary)
david Franklin, Franklin Investments (Treasurer) Gloria and her husband Javier work hard to provide for their five
steve schenkel, Schepps Dairy children. Javier has a full-time job and Gloria never takes a break
Cynthia Wenban, Lockheed Martin
from caring for their children at home.
Members at Large
For years the family rented a cramped, two-bedroom house, but it was just too small
Tom Black, Black, Mann & Graham, LLP
Baine Brooks, TWOROWS Restaurant for a family of seven. So Gloria and Javier recently bought their first home, fulfilling a
F. Lane Cardwell, Jr., Community Volunteer
steve Chase, KPMG
W. Lee Coleman Jr., Staubach Co.
lifelong dream and giving their large family the space it needs.
“The kids have their own backyard with a fence!” Gloria says with a big smile.
Michael Cox, Central Market Jan Pruitt
Roslyn Fitch, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
Jess Hay, HCB Enterprises Inc Chief Executive Officer Gloria and Javier could not be more excited about having a home of their own for for everything
Gary Huddleston, Kroger Food Stores their children. But because of unexpected costs, Gloria says it’s been hard to make ends
Thomas Huffhines, SYSCO Food Service
of Dallas, L.P.
Melanie Jones, Southwest Airlines
Dear Friend, meet, even with Javier’s full-time job. For the first time in their lives, the family
Karen Lukin, Whole Foods Market What an exciting time this is for the North Texas Food Bank! The beginning
Charlie Morrison, Steak and Ale Restaurants of a new year always holds so many possibilities for the coming months, but this Gloria found the help they needed at “sharing the Bread” Cedar Hill Food Pantry,
Jay Pack, Pack Family Foundation
year is especially important for us. one of the 678 feeding and education programs of the North Texas Food Bank. This
R. Bruce Penman, Farmers Fruit & Vegetable
Kyle shidler, Capital One Auto Finance food pantry provided nutritious groceries to
debra Tippett, Cardinal Company We are honored and humbled to be commemorating our 25th anniversary more than 12,000 hungry North Texans in Gloria and her two youngest
Jennifer Vroman, Albertsons LLC of serving those in need in our community. With the faithful partnership of friends 2006, and more than 50 percent of them children receive groceries at
Connie Yates, Tom Thumb
and supporters like you, we have steadily grown over the past quarter-century were children. “sharing the Bread”
Carole Young, Carole S. Young & Associates
Michael e. santa Maria, DLA Piper to our current capacity, allowing us to serve nearly 57,000 families through food
Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, pantries and more than 503,000 meals and snacks through on-site meal programs Gloria is so grateful that she was able to
each month. take home nourishing groceries for her
President’s Council family as they build a better life – and
William J. Alcorn, JC Penney Soon our warehouse renovation will be complete, and we’ll be able to it’s because of the generosity of
sandi Bailey, Community Volunteer distribute even more food to hungry North Texans. We are also very fortunate to friends like you.
Barbara Buzzell, The Buzzell Company be a part of a nation-wide network of food banks that work together to eliminate
Janet eickmeyer, Community Volunteer
Patrick esquerre, brainStream
hunger throughout the United States. America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s “Thank you for everything
Tracey evers, Greater Dallas Restaurant Food Bank Network is made up of more than 200 partner food banks, which you’re doing and for giving people a
Association efficiently share resources to ensure that every community in the nation has hand when they really need it!”
sharan Goldstein, National Council of
Jewish Women access to the food it needs. says Gloria.
Louis J. Grabowsky, Grant Thornton, LLP
Larry James, Central Dallas Ministries I appreciate your support of the effort to end hunger. Your generosity Because of your
Matrice ellis-Kirk, Heidrick & Struggles during the holiday season provided enough resources to start strong in 2007 gifts, parents like Gloria
Lucian M. LaBarba, American FoodService
and we’re so grateful for your ongoing commitment. and Javier don’t have
norman Lyons, Texas Rangers Baseball Club
Carolyn Mentesana, Kimberly-Clark Corporation to choose between
North Texans in need have hope because of you. As you read the stories in
Jimmy Westcott, Crystal Charity Ball paying the bills and
Ali Zoubi, Texas Chefs Association this spring newsletter, I hope you’ll be encouraged by the impact your gifts
are making. Thank you for caring for your neighbors in need.
Life Board Members for their children.
John Beckert, ClubCorp Thank you for
Jerry ellis, Community Volunteer caring about our
Louise Gartner, Community Volunteer
Bette Perot, Perot Foundation
stephan Pyles, Community Volunteer in need!
Ambassador Kathryn Walt Hall, Hall Wines
Liz Minyard, Community Volunteer
North texaNs Have full
StomacHS BecauSe of you! Thank You!
Claire’s Christian Day School
Lockheed Martin By supporting the north Texas Food Bank, you’re making sure Students from Mrs. Janss’ class
employees donated at Claire’s Christian Day School
$75,000 to the North that men, women, children and seniors in our community have did chores to raise money for
Texas Food Bank in the North Texas Food Bank.
2006, nearly tripling enough to eat. Your gifts go such a long way – every dollar you With their earnings, they were
their annual donation able to provide 125 meals to
from 2005. A special lockheed’s Cindy Wenban
give becomes an incredible five meals for our neighbors in need! mrs. Janss’ students are proud our neighbors in need. Thank
thanks to all Lockheed presents the $75,000 check.
Thank you for doing your part to end hunger. to support hunger relief.
you, Claire’s Christian Day
Martin employees for this School!
generous gift, especially
Cindy Wenban and Hannah Stone You provide groceries for this Show Us Your Cans
for organizing the employee drive. mother and her son The elderly are so grateful The Show Us Your Cans food drive
for your generosity brought in 4,233 pounds of food and
Holiday Food Drive $3,956 for the North Texas Food
The first annual Tom Thumb, Bank. Thank you to Hooters and 92.5
CBS-11 and TXA-21 Holiday KZPS for providing more than 19,780
Food Drive brought in 4,365 meals!
pounds of food, translating into
more than 3,400 meals for North Highland Park United
Texans in need! This event would Methodist Church
not have been possible without Thank you to Highland Park United
the support of CBS-11, TXA-21, Methodist Church for inviting
Connie Yates, Camille Grimes the North Texas Food Bank to
and the entire Tom Thumb team. participate in the Gifts of Grace
Market. The event generated $5,560
93.3 The Bone
for the Food Bank, which translates
93.3 The Bone and its faithful
into more than 27,800 meals for our
listeners donated $1,011 and 261
neighbors in need.
pounds of food during the annual
Bone Collection Food Drive. The Freeze Out Hunger
efforts of John Winchester and the This year’s NHL All Stars, All Stars
Bone team provided more than 6,200 alumni and the Dallas Stars packed
meals for North Texans in need. boxes of food at the Food Bank,
Thank you! which will become 5,000 meals for
This girl is all smiles seniors. Children from the Voice of
Moroch Partners, LP because of the meals
Moroch employees rallied Hope Kids Cafe program and staff
together to donate $1,250 to members from Green Grass studios
the North Texas Food Bank. were also there to cheer on these
Their generosity will provide talented athletes to help them reach their
6,250 meals for hungry goal. The NHL generously offered to
families and individuals in match the number of meals packed during
our community. And be sure Your support means the event in dollars, which will provide
to check out our holiday TV nutritious food for Because of you, north more than 25,000 meals to those in need!
moroch presents a check to the children in our community Texans in need have A special thanks to the NHL players and
spots, created by Moroch, plenty to eat
Food Bank. alumni, Carla Rosenberg, and Green Grass
which can be found on our
website at ntxfoodbank.org. Simply click on Studios for their contribution to an event that
“Learn More” on the Hungertown icon. Thank will provide an additional 5,000 meals to hungry
you, Moroch! North Texans!
Dallas Cowboys’ Wives holiday Food Drive How Can i Help?
Thank You, Volunteers! 25 Years: The legacy of Our Founders The Dallas Cowboys’ wives, led by Michelle Rivera, hosted their first canned
You can help end hunger in North texas by
Below is a listing of some of the food drive at a home Dallas Cowboys football game. Thank you to the Dallas
friends who have recently volunteered Cowboys’ wives, Emily Robbins and her team, Albertsons, Campbell’s Soup, 1310 participating in these fun activities and events:
their time and talents to help end Over the past 25 years, the North Texas Food Bank has grown The Ticket, Lockheed Martin volunteers and the North Texas Food Bank Hunger
taste of the NFL: the Ultimate Dallas
hunger in North Texas: substantially to meet the changing needs of this community.
Cowboys tailgate Party
Buckingham Road Church Liz Minyard was one of the driving forces behind the Food Bank’s
founding in 1982.
Baking with the stars Mark your calendars NOW for the best off-season
tailgate party ever - the Taste of the NFL - 7 p.m.
Combining her business expertise with the
Junior League of Dallas Thank you to the wives and girlfriends of the April 22 at Abacus Restaurant in Dallas! Hosted
talents of co-founders Ambassador Kathryn Hall,
North Dallas Community Dallas Stars for making the holiday season a little by Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus
Bible Fellowship Lorraine Griffin Kircher and Jo Curtis, Liz helped
brighter for a group of children from the Voice of Spears, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and Abacus
Prestonwood Christian establish the Food Bank on solid business principles
Hope Kids Cafe in Dallas. The Stars’ wives and Executive Chef Kent Rathbun, this high-profile
Academy and an unselfish mission. girlfriends and eight children from the Kids Cafe event benefiting the Food Bank is something
St. Ann’s Catholic School were paired up to decorate holiday gingerbread
Liz and Kathryn were both working in the grocery you won’t want to miss. Former and current
Sunset High School houses which the children took home with them. Johanna Virtanen, significant other of antti
National Honor Society retail industry when Jo and Lorraine approached them Dallas Cowboys players, Dallas Cowboys
They also received jerseys and other holiday gifts Miettinen, helps a Kids Cafe participant
about the possibility of starting a food bank in Dallas. Cheerleaders and a silent auction will add
Temple Emanu-El from the Stars. decorate a gingerbread house.
It was important to Liz and Kathryn to make sure to the excitement of the evening. Purchase
Texas Health Resources
Wachovia food donors would embrace the concept of distributing your tickets online at ntxfoodbank.org
Wells Fargo “good but unsaleable” food to people in need, so they before March 22 and receive an Early Bird
Ford Motor Credit went to work to establish the Good Faith Donor Act. Special for $75 per person or $125 for a pair.
Lockheed Martin Liz and Kathryn worked tirelessly during the Texas
Cisco Systems legislative session of 1981, and on June 10, 1981 the
Texas Good Faith Donor Act passed. Dallas Cowboys MArch 9 - 10
Savor the Flavor all weekend! Don’t miss
We’d also like to extend
a special thank-you to Dallas Cowboys receivers Terrell out on the third annual "Savor Dallas: An
The next step was to recruit the first Board of Directors and to find a distribution center.
the following groups for A Board was assembled and the space was found – the same space the Food Bank is in Owens and Patrick Crayton helped International Experience of Wine, Food,
hosting a Virtual Food collect food for Thanksgiving at local Spirits and the Arts.” Fifteen percent
today, generously leased from the Perot Foundation for $1 a year. Working purely through
Drive: Sam’s Clubs. Fans came out to contribute of each ticket purchased by Food Bank
volunteer efforts, the team went to work in the fall of 1981 through the spring of 1982
to this special food drive. supporters will be donated directly to the
Ryan & Company soliciting food donations, seeking donated equipment and furniture and setting up policies
Jan Pruitt and terrell Owens Food Bank. To purchase tickets, call
Anthony Travel and procedures. They also worked hard to publicize their mission through social service
1-866-277-7920 and identify yourself as
Tenet Healthcare agencies. The North Texas Food Bank opened for operation in September 1982.
a supporter of the North Texas Food Bank.
University of Phoenix Their hard work paid off. Through volunteer efforts and generous donations from lending a hand You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
and you will be contacted. Check out
PRSA Dallas Chapter the community, the Food Bank distributed 400,000 pounds of food within the first four
Southwest Alliance months of operation. You’re never too young to lend a the complete schedule at
Blockbuster helping hand at the North Texas Food www.SavorDallas.com.
Younan Properties “It was truly a grassroots effort,” Liz says. “We needed trucks, so someone gave us Bank! Forrest Taylor of Parish Episcopal
old trucks. When Kroger gave us a new truck, we were so excited!” School in Dallas discovered a love for AFI FIlm FestIvAl
volunteering when his fifth grade class came MArch 22 – April 1
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North Texas Atheists Through the unwavering commitments of Liz, her co-founders and many other to the Food Bank to pack boxes of food for A new and exciting city-wide international
volunteers and members of the community, the North Texas Food Bank has those in need. film festival will be held March 22 through
experienced significant growth since its opening in 1982. Liz says the Food Bank’s He says he never knew children his own Forrest helps pack boxes of food at the Food bank. April 1, 2007. The festival will showcase 150
progress over the years is encouraging as the need for food continues to increase. age needed free and reduced-price meals at feature and short films, making it one of the
to volunteer, contact school because that’s all the food they might largest film festivals in the Southwest. The
Jillian hicks at Jillian@ntfb.org. “There are still many people to be served. When I first got involved...I was eat that day. When he realized just how prevalent the issue of hunger is in our community, North Texas Food Bank has been invited to be the
shocked to realize how many needed help in our own community. I now think it’s he knew he wanted to volunteer again. beneficiary of this exciting new event. Admission
to sponsor a Canned Food or
one of the most important things we can do.” A week later he won his school-wide spelling bee, and for the reward his parents to the festival is $8.50 per person, or $6.50 if you
Virtual Food Drive, contact
Jayme Ferrell at Jayme@ntfb.org. promised him, Forrest asked to come back to the Food Bank to volunteer. He says bring two canned goods to be donated to the Food
We are so grateful for Liz, Kathryn, Lorraine and Jo, and all those who
he just loves working alongside other people, united in a common goal. Bank. Check out our website for more information about
worked so tirelessly to build the foundation of the North Texas Food Bank. the Food Bank’s promotion during the Film Festival at
Liz and Kathryn continue to support hunger relief even today, and we There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Food Bank. If you would
like more information, visit ntxfoodbank.org or contact Jillian Hicks at ntxfoodbank.org.
remain thankful for the efforts of Lorraine and Jo during their lifetimes.
email@example.com or 214.330.1396 x103.
NOrTh Texas seNiOrs aND Families
have Nourishing meals
BeCause OF YOu
Because of your generosity this past Thanksgiving, thousands of
hungry North Texans received turkeys and other food to last
through the holidays. Our 678 feeding and education programs
worked hard to get food to seniors and families who needed it in time
for their special meals. Crossroads Community serviCes is just one of the
Member Agencies that was able to provide holiday food because of you.
Brenda is a great-grandmother who needed a little extra help to make ends meet
during the holidays. She turned to Crossroads Community services to help put food
“Bless you for on the table for her granddaughter and great-grandchildren who live with her.
Brenda says it’s been hard to get enough food lately. She has several serious
giving my health problems, which forced her to give up her job at an elementary school. Her
granddaughter is avidly searching for a job, but right
family food!” now the family’s only income is Brenda’s small
disability check. It’s just not enough to pay the bills
and still feed everyone.
But Brenda is so thankful for the help she’s
found at Crossroads. She and her granddaughter
and great-grandchildren wouldn’t have anything to
eat sometimes if she couldn’t take home groceries
from the pantry. She says her family wouldn’t
have had a Thanksgiving meal this past fall if
it weren’t for the generous donations of
friends like you.
“I don’t know what I’d do if I
couldn’t come here,” she says.
“Thank you very much. Bless you
for giving my family food!”
Your support of the Food
Bank means so much to
Brenda and countless other
seniors and families in our
community. Thank you for
caring about our neighbors
The North Texas Food Bank passionately pursues a hunger-free community.
Physical Address: 4306 shilling Way • dallas, TX 75237-1021 • 214.330.1396 • fAx 214.331.4104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 676059 • dallas, TX 75267-6059
Visit us on the web at ntxfoodbank.org, and stay up to date on
Food Bank events by signing up for our online newsletter, Food Bytes!
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