The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a social benefit organization located in Dallas Texas. The organization distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of nearly 1,000 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. The NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships.
The North Texas Food Bank allocates all donations by using only 6% of all resources for operation costs which allows 94 cents of every dollar donated to reach the hungry. The organization focuses on providing more nutritious food to the community it serves, becoming a thought leader on the subject of hunger in North Texas and expanding its reach in North Texas. Both donated and purchased product are stored in one of the NTFB’s warehouses, either the 72,000-square-foot (6,700 m2) Cockrell Hill facility or the 100,000-square-foot Dan Morton facility.
North Texas Food Bank trucks pickup food donations from various locations. After being received and sorted by Food Bank volunteers and employees the food is then distributed to agencies throughout North Texas.
The North Texas Food Bank gathers donations of both perishable and nonperishable food as well as nonfood items. These items are then distributed to North Texas area food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other programs that serve people in need.
Upcoming Research Initiatives
- Studying Individual and Neighborhood Determinants of Food Insecurity Among Low Income Households in North Texas.