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
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 3rd Annual Food 4 Kids Plano Peanut Butter Drive!
In partnership with the Plano Mayor and City Council, NTFB will be collecting plastic, regular-sized peanut butter jars the whole month of September. Click here for drop-off locations.
Give Your Time: Help us fight hunger by volunteering with us during the Plano Day of Service, Saturday, September 17, 2016. We welcome ages 10+ to help us sort and pack food at our Distribution Center at 4500 S. Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Texas 75236. Volunteer shifts will run 9:00 - 11:30 a.m and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Spots are limited! Click here to reserve your spot.
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.