Food 4 Kids-Plano
Food for the Weekend, Hope for a Lifetime
“Food 4 Kids addresses the most fundamental need that we have — simple nourishment. There’s just no way kids can learn if they’re not eating. The objective of Food 4 Kids is to feed our children, and inspire them to know their community cares.”— Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere
“Going to school hungry is simply not acceptable in our community. We have wonderful children within our schools and Food 4 Kids will help feed these future leaders of our community.”— Al Ely, Plano Committee Chair & Vice President of Harley-Davidson Financial Services
It may come as a surprise, but hunger is a reality for a number of families in Plano
• 1 out of 5 children in Collin County are considered food insecure. That’s over 44,000, or 20% of children who might struggle to find their next meal.
• Over 7,000, 29% of kids in 50 PISD early childhood and elementary schools are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere is committed to addressing the issue of food insecurity of chronically hungry early childhood and elementary school children in Plano by partnering with NTFB to provide them with a backpack filled with nutritious, kid-friendly, shelf stable food, every Friday during the school year. Each backpack contains at least 60% of a child's nutritional needs for the weekend.
Through the Food 4 Kids - Plano (F4K - Plano) project, Mayor LaRosiliere and NTFB are motivating Plano's corporations, individuals and families, faith and community organizations to raise the funds and hands to feed hungry children in their community.
Click here to read more about the need in Plano.
Do you want to put an end to childhood hunger in Plano?
Give Healthy Food: Join us for the Plano Thanksgiving Food Drive! NTFB will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, November 12th from 9:00am - 11:30am in the parking lot of John Paul II HS. We’re asking our supporters to donate nonperishable, Thanksgiving-themed food items. Frozen turkeys and other perishable items cannot be accepted. Help us spread the word with #spreadthehopeplano. Download the flyer here.
Congratulations Plano on an extremely successful 3rd Annual Plano Peanut Butter Drive! In just one month, the drive collected 27,618 pounds of peanut butter! That is a 170% increase from last year’s total of 10,220 pounds. We appreciate your passionate efforts in helping us raise awareness about childhood hunger by coming together as a community. Thank you for your continued support of F4K - Plano.
Give Your Time: Learn more about our volunteer opportunities, including some that may be in the Plano area through our mobile pantry and community garden programs, or join us at our Distribution Center in Southwest Dallas.
Give Funds: Don’t allow children to go hungry over the weekend. Help NTFB provide weekend backpacks for chronically hungry children in Plano.
• With $220, you can feed a child for a full school year.
• With $5, you can provide a backpack full of nutritious food for a child during the weekend.
• Give what you can and help support F4K - Plano
Give Your Voice: Invite a representative from NTFB to speak at your place of business, faith group, or civic organization. Talk to your friends and family about NTFB and our mission. Follow us on our social media channels — we need your help to spread the word about hunger in our communities.