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Local Nonprofit Requests Food Donations After Flood Destruction

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The Irving Schools Foundation is requesting assistance from community members after the torrential rain that ravaged parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area last month severely damaged the nonprofit’s warehouse.

As previously reported in The Dallas Express, between August 21 and August 22, more than 9 inches of rain pummeled the metroplex, clocking 9.19 inches of rainfall, the second-most that the area has seen in a 24-hour period behind the all-time record of 9.57 inches in September 1932.

The foundation’s Food for Thought warehouse sustained heavy damage from the severe weather event. Its floors, ceilings, equipment, and food stockpiles were mostly destroyed, according to The Dallas Morning News.

It turns out that the damages to the foundation’s warehouse are not covered by insurance as most standard insurance policies do not cover natural disasters such as floods.

The organization is asking that members of the community donate what they can so that the nonprofit can continue its mission of battling child hunger and serving students in Irving.

First started in May 2019, the foundation’s Food for Thought program provided weekly dinner bags to Irving students from lower-income families. To date, more than 60 volunteers have helped serve more than 68,000 meals. More than 900 students receive such assistance every week.

The Irving Schools Foundation was established in May 1985 when it was incorporated as a non-profit organization under the leadership of founder Anne Pfaff and former executive director Elaine Free.

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