|Introducing the new “Community Spotlight” column
If you have been a reader of Frugal in Fort Worth for any length of time, you know that I *love* our city and the amazing variety of activities it offers. Few major cities are privileged to have such an abundance of major cultural institutions & world-class art museums, a rich heritage, AND a vibrant community life!
In the spirit of giving a “hug” back to our community for all it does, we have started a new “Community Spotlight” column to honor some of the great non-profit organizations who serve Ft.Worth. We will sprinkle this column into our blog occasionally so you can get to know some of the great folks who help make our city the place that it is today.
Enjoy and be sure to leave a comment (here) to let these organizations know how much you appreciate them!
This Saturday, May 14, our local post office & letter carriers will team up with the Campbell Soup Company, Kroger, United States Postal Service, and CBS 11 to collect food donations in Dallas-Fort Worth during the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The region-wide effort will help our local food banks provide assistance to the increasingly large number of Texans who are turning to hunger-relief agencies for aid. According to the latest Feeding America report, Texas has the second highest rate of childhood hunger in the nation – one in four children in the state do not know where their next meal is coming from.
How you can you help?
Well, it’s quite easy! Local households are encouraged to fill a durable, disposable bag with healthy, non-perishable foods like canned vegetables, peanut butter, pasta or cereal for food-insecure families, children and seniors. You can give food items from your pantry or you can purchase products at your local grocery store. Once you’ve filled the bag, leave it near your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up on Saturday, May 14th. The letter carriers will deliver all donations to the local food banks.
About Stamp Out Hunger
Now in its 19th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefiting cities across the country, including the 25 North Texas counties collectively served by the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. The drive comes at a critical time for food banks. Every year many hunger-relief agencies face the challenge of having depleted stocks during the summer months and this drive helps to raise thousands of pounds of essential food items for the organizations and their clients.
Thank you in advance for donating as well as sharing details about this food drive with others!
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