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North Texas Food Bank’s new facility hopes to be a hub for a fresh distribution model

North Texas Food Bank’s new facility hopes to be a hub for a fresh distribution model

The North Texas Food Bank is leaving a longtime distribution location at the heart of North Texas’ urban poverty center in southern Dallas — and it’ll be a blessing for the hungry people around it, the organization says. The new Perot Family Campus in Plano, opening in September, will serve as the group’s main distribution center. Part of the food…

The Dallas Morning News Charities inaugural summer feeding campaign raises $105,000

The Dallas Morning News Charities inaugural summer feeding campaign raises $105,000

In May, The Dallas Morning News Charities launched a first-time campaign to raise funds to feed hungry North Texas children during summer break. The goal was $30,000. At about $1 per meal, that’s roughly 30,000 meals. Donors more than tripled that measure, though, as the inaugural summer feeding campaign raised about $105,000 from 445 donors — enough for approximately 105,000…

Dallas coalition and faith community identify hunger solutions

Dallas coalition and faith community identify hunger solutions

DALLAS—At least 1,000 high school students enrolled in Dallas schools experience food insecurity due to homelessness, but congregations and other community organizations can help meet some of their needs, a veteran school district administrator told representatives of the Dallas-area faith community. Mark Pierce, homeless liaison for 21 years with the Dallas Independent School District, spoke to a group at Cliff…

How to Feed the Hungry: Overcoming Psychosocial Barriers

How to Feed the Hungry: Overcoming Psychosocial Barriers

Assistant Professor of Psychology Stephanie Swales, along with Associate Professor of Economics Tammy Leonard, Assistant Professor of Mathematics David Andrews and Assistant Professor of Human Sciences Carla Pezzia, is part of the Community Assistance Research (CARe) project, which UD facilitates along with the University of Texas Southwestern and the University of Texas at Dallas. CARe finds community agencies and services…

Crossroads Winter 2017 Newsletter

Crossroads Winter 2017 Newsletter

We are so thankful for all of our donors, volunteers and partners! Without you we could not accomplish our mission of nourishing our community’s low-income families. THANK YOU to everyone who has already given a year-end donation.  There is still time to make a holiday gift!  Please click here to make a difference in the lives of the low-income families we serve. Every $50 you invest…

Understanding the Connections: Food Insecurity and Obesity

Understanding the Connections: Food Insecurity and Obesity

While all segments of the U.S. population are affected by obesity, food insecure and low-income people can be especially vulnerable due to the additional risk factors associated with inadequate resources and under-resourced communities. This brief first will highlight research on food insecurity and obesity, and then explore why food insecurity and obesity can co-exist. What Does the Research Say About…

2017 Dallas Morning News Charities Drive Raises $1.2 Million

2017 Dallas Morning News Charities Drive Raises $1.2 Million

This year’s Dallas Morning News Charities campaign raised more than $1.2 million from nearly 1,600 donors to aid North Texans who are hungry, homeless and unemployed. The annual drive, which began in November at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas and ended Tuesday, marked more than three decades of raising money for local charities. This year’s campaign benefited 20 nonprofits that feed…