Food banks have seen a surge in demand recently since there were recent cuts in food stamp programs, but nothing like the 2200 or more people who showed up on Monday and Tuesday.
Those who depend on the North Texas Food Bank to feed their families are being hurt by the partial federal government shutdown.
The North Texas Food Bank needs donations, volunteers and money to keep up with the demand of hungry children, senior citizens and families in our area.
Often it isn’t just schoolchildren who may have a harder time getting balanced meals during the summer months. Representatives with the Don’t Forget To Feed Me Pet Food Pantry (DF2FM) say animals are often also in dire straits.
One focus of the Texas Department of Agriculture is feeding the hungry. The department’s Texans Feeding Texans program awards grants to organizations to help offset the cost of getting surplus food products to Texas food banks.
A North Texas Congressman has been going hungry in Washington, D.C. Marc Veasey, who represents parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties, has only been eating on the amount of money allowed through the SNAP food assistance program.
An advocacy group says only two-thirds of Texans who may be eligible for food stamp assistance received the benefits in 2011.
The North Texas Food Bank rolls out a new campaign and hosts a sorting party to celebrate 30 years of service.
More older Texans apparently struggling to make ends meet have been turning to food stamps. According to reports published Monday, the state’s fastest-growing group receiving food stamps is those ages 60 to 64.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one in six Americans will go to bed hungry tonight. Now a Plano-based company is working to change that and claims to have the solution to fighting hunger in America.
Researchers and lawmakers refer to it as Food Insecurity or availability of food in areas and one’s access to it. In Austin today lawmakers are trying to break down why there are food shortages across the state and find ways to solve the problem.
Hanging in the entryway of the Cowtown Diner are messages from customers who took the time to write down what makes them happy and thankful. While the uplifting wall is a great a reminder of the spirit of the season it also benefits the Tarrant Area Food Bank.