Indian American Council of NTFB

About the Indian American Council for the North Texas Food Bank

The Indian American Council for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB IAC) was formed  to raise awareness, improve engagement, as well as channel resources and contributions of the Indian 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 Indian 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 Indian 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 Indian American Community:


  • Manisha & Sanjive Agarwala
  • Anjali & Vihang Desai
  • Sejal & Hemang Desai
  • Veena & Sunil Khiani 
  • Neelam & Prakash Mathrani
  • Shailesh Negandhi
  • Sudhakar Pennam
  • Varsha & Dilip Shah
  • Meena & Bharat Trivedi


Get Involved

The Indian 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 Sponsorship Circles listed below, NTFB IAC operates in a non-political, non-religious, robust eco-system that puts the cause ahead of individual egos. 

Sponsorship Circles


Transformation Circle

250,000 meals

Platinum Circle

100,000 meals

Diamond Circle

  75,000 meals

Gold Circle

  50,000 meals

Silver Circle

  25,000 meals

Bronze Circle

  10,000 meals

Individuals and Corporations are invited to join the “Hunger-Mitao!” movement and make sustainable impact through a three-year sponsorship at one of the Sponsorship Circles


Donate Now 

Help the NTFB Indian American Council feed our hungry neighbors: Click here to donate

Volunteer with Us

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

Join Us

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