Indo-American Council of NTFB

The Indo-American Council of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB-IAC) exists to raise awareness, improve engagement, as well as channel resources and contributions of the Indo-American community towards NTFB’s mission of a hunger-free community. 

A critical component of NTFB’s tenet of community engagement, NTFB-IAC is working to provide food assistance to thousands of food insecure individuals across NTFB’s 13- county service area.  It does that through: 

  • Raising hunger-awareness
  • Encouraging active volunteering
  • Conducting food drive campaigns
  • Raising crucial funds 

In the spirit of “give where you live”, the vision of NTFB-IAC is for the Indo-American community to be recognized as a leader in the fight against hunger in North Texas!


Hunger Mitao!

Hunger Mitao means “Wipe-out Hunger”!  With the rally cry of “Hunger Mitao” NTFB-IAC seeks to mobilize the Indo-American community around the issue of hunger that exists right here in North Texas.  The NTFB-IAC has launched an ambitious “Million Meal March” campaign to help close the meal gap by building on the current 70 million meals a year to the expected need of 92 million meals annually.

Supported by NTFB staff, the Council is led by Founding Chairs, Aradhana (Anna) and Raj G. Asava, and the following leaders from the Indo-American Community:

Manisha & Sanjive Agarwala
Anjali & Vihang Desai 
Sejal & Hemang Desai 
Varsha & Dilip Shah
Veena & Sunil Khiani 
Neelam & Prakash Mathrani 
Shailesh Negandhi 



Get Involved

The Indo-American community can engage with NTFB-IAC in many ways – from helping raise awareness, hands-on volunteering at the food bank, to raising food and funds – to combat increasing food insecurity in North Texas.

Led by co-chairs and a steering committee comprised of members from the four Circles listed below,  NTFB-IAC operates in a non-political, non-religious, robust eco-system that puts the cause ahead of individual egos. 



Volunteer with Us

To sign up to volunteer with NTFB-IAC, click here for upcoming dates


Join Us

North Texas Food Bank, 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road Dallas, TX 75236-2028 214.330.1396 (MAP IT)