About NTFB's 10-Year Plan

The North Texas Food Bank has announced a ten-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals per year by 2025.  The goal reflects the current need for food assistance in NTFB's 13-county service area and represents a nearly 50 percent increase over the Food Bank's most recent goal of 62 million nutritious meals annually today. 

With the ten-year plan in place, the Food Bank is putting a major stake in the ground to ensure nutritious meals are available for all North Texans who are food-insecure.  The goal will be accomplished with the support of the North Texas community – volunteers, advocates, donors and faith groups– who have never failed to partner with the Food Bank to meet the challenges of food insecurity in the 13 counties served by NTFB.

A three-pronged strategy
The plan to provide access to 92 million meals annually in the next ten years will be achieved with three complementary tracks:

 • Community engagement – operating in communities near prospective stakeholders:  partner agencies, clients, volunteers and donors
 • Network expansion – improving access to nutritious food by creating a highly efficient hub-and-spoke network of partner agencies designed to provide better access to food than exists today
 • Client visibility -- understanding the impact that the NTFB network is having on clients to ensure stewardship and promote service integration

Reaching new milestones
The NTFB will dramatically expand its current operation to achieve these goals by 2025, increasing:

 • Food donations from the public, food industry and grocery retailers to 88 million pounds -- an increase of 33 million more pounds than currently sourced
 • Volunteers to 65,000 per year, about 30,000 more than the current active volunteer database
 • Operational capacity by adding 40,000 square feet of refrigerated space for more storage of fresh produce and proteins

Progress against the plan
Execution against the ten-year plan has begun with two significant milestones:

 • Sharing Life Community Outreach in Mesquite identified as the first Hub in the expanded network
 • Collaboration with Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation through a standardized platform, linking NTFB pantry partners and the hospital to measure the impact of proper nutrition on health

 

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