Dallas, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), Walmart and Feeding America® are extending their thanks to everyone who helped raise approximately $403,670 as part of the fifth annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign this April for the more than 800,000 individuals who struggle with food insecurity in North Texas.
“We are incredibly grateful for the funds this campaign raised during this crucial time of year,” said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “This campaign helped increase awareness about the issue of hunger in America, and it will allow us to provide meals for the thousands of hungry children in North Texas who may be going hungry this summer without access to school-funded meals.”
Walmart, Feeding America and NTFB exceeded the total meal goal for the 2018 anti-hunger campaign and want to extend a huge “thank you” to everyone who helped raise more money to provide more meals than ever before. The North Texas region campaign also raised the second most amount of money in the nation!
The fifth annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign kicked off on April 2 and ended on April 30. Walmart and Feeding America doubled their meal goal to at least 200 million meals. With the help of new partner Nextdoor, customers, suppliers and Synchrony Bank, the final meal count was more than 230 million meals nationally.
“Because of the generous support of our suppliers, customers and associates, food banks will be able to do even more this year to help families who are struggling,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Walmart. “We are passionate about fighting hunger, and through this campaign, we have taken another significant step to breaking down the barriers that prevent families from enjoying ready access to healthier, nutritious food.” To learn more about the campaign, visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger.
To download video and photos from the nationwide campaign, visit https://corporate.walmart.com/.
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The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization, serving 13 counties. The Food Bank's administrative headquarters is located in the Dallas Farmers Market, and its new distribution and volunteer center the Perot Family Campus - is set to open in Collin County in the late summer of 2018. Each day, NT FB provides access to more than 190,000 meals for hungry children, seniors, and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and more than 200 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2017, NT FB provided access to almost 70 million nutritious meals. While the NT FB is making steady progress toward closing the hunger gap, much work remains to be done to reach the organization's 10- year goal of providing 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025.
Anna Kurian North Texas Food Bank 214-270-2059 email@example.com