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In conjunction with WFAA,

The North Texas Food Bank is proud to be associated with:



Research shows that hungry children have poorer mental health and overall health, miss more days of school, suffer greater rates of behavioral disorders and are less prepared to learn when they are in school. One of the North Texas Food Bank’s End Childhood Hunger Opportunities (ECHO) is Food 4 Kids.

Food 4 Kids supplies participating schools with nutritious, kid-friendly, self-serve food designed to fill a backpack and feed a child over the weekend during the school year. Children identified by school personnel as being at risk of hunger receive approximately four pounds of food in their backpacks each Friday. On Monday, children return the empty backpacks, and they are refilled for the next Friday. We plan to distribute Food 4 Kids backpacks to 4,500 children in 180 schools by the end of the 2007-2008 school year.

Various businesses, schools and faith groups throughout North Texas are teaming up with the North Texas Food Bank to host peanut butter drives and fund drives. We are seeking peanut butter donations because it is a valuable protein, nutritious and kids love it! The peanut butter will be included in the backpacks of the Food 4 Kids program.

Two Ways to Participate:

HOST A PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE: Schools, faith groups and companies are signing up to host a Peanut Butter Drive effective now through April 20th. It’s fun and easy and will benefit kids in the Food 4 Kids program. Imagine this – the peanut butter you donate will go home in the backpack of a child in need. Please collect 18 oz or smaller plastic jars of peanut butter (that do not require refrigeration after opening). Contact Lydia Rudy at Lydia@ntfb.org or (214) 347-9573.

DONATE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAM: Every $5 provides one backpack filled with highly nutritious, nonperishable food that lasts a child all weekend.

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The following companies and organizations are Giving Big by donating $10,000 to our campaign!
Peanut Butter Drives:


Fidelity Investments
Parish Episcopal School
Lovers Lane
United Methodist Church

Rent A Center

AEGON Direct Marketing Service
Highland Park Middle School
Unity Church of Dallas

Grill & Tavern

(You can drop off peanut butter at any location in Dallas.)

Wilshire Baptist Church

North Dallas
Community Bible Fellowship

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation



Bank of Texas

(You can drop off peanut butter at any location in Dallas.)

Coppell ISD

Sachse First UMC

Holmes Murphy

Bank of Texas Mortgage Group
White’s Chapel UMC


Wachovia Bank

Pizza Inn