The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) will host more than 50 food distributions for the holiday in November, according to a press release.
The NTFB will work with its distribution partners, including Crossroads Community Services and Sharing Life, to provide food for more than 70,000 people within the 13-county area it services.
“The holiday season can be especially difficult for those who are already struggling to make ends meet each month and with inflated food, gas, and housing costs, our neighbors in every zip code are facing increasingly difficult choices every day — deciding whether to purchase groceries or pay for other necessities such as gas, medicine or utilities,” Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank, said in the press release.
The NTFB said that while not all food distributors will have seasonal items, most will have turkeys, vegetables, and other holiday favorites.
“During the holiday season, food doesn’t just provide nourishment, it is a way for people to connect, celebrate and spend time with loved ones. So, when it is missing, it leaves a hole bigger than hunger itself. The North Texas Food Bank and our feeding partners don’t just want to help provide necessities during the holiday season – together we’re helping people connect with the ones they love,” Cunningham said.
Information on food distribution dates, times, and locations is available on the NTFB website. The NTFB encourages people to check the website regularly for updates to the schedule and information about nearby food pantries in the county where they live.
Food is distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Some food banks will ask for proof of residency in order to make sure it is giving food to the people who live in the county that it serves.
In addition to the special holiday distributions, people seeking food assistance can find mobile food distributions across North Texas, or visit here to find a food pantry nearby that provides food and other services. The NTFB can also provide information about food programs for seniors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).