Stronger Lives, Stronger Community

Formerly Food 4 Kids – Plano, an initiative of Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and the NTFB

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. 

  • In Collin County, there are 137,820 individuals who don't always know where their next meal is going to come from. 

  • Over 7,000, 29% of kids in 50 PISD early childhood and elementary schools are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Since his first term, Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere has partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to address the issue of food insecurity for children, families and seniors in Plano. His work and leadership has allowed NTFB's Food 4 Kids program to expand in Plano, and connected Plano-based corporate partners & community members with NTFB's mission to close the hunger gap. 



Do you want to put an end hunger in Plano?


Give Healthy Food:

Plano Peanut Butter Drive (September) 
For the entire month of September, the NTFB will be collecting regular-sized, plastic jars of peanut butter to help feed hungry children and their families. Your company or organizationcan register to host your own drive, or you can collect jars and drop them off at the three public drop-off sites throughout Plano. Our goal this year is to beat last year’s total of 27,618 pounds and collect 30,000 pounds of peanut butter!

Public Drop Off Sites:

  • Davis Library | 7501-B Independence Pkwy | Plano, TX 75025
  • Plano Municipal Center |1520 K Avenue | Plano, TX 75074
  • Tom Muehlenbeck Rec Center |5801 W Parker Road | Plano, TX 75093

Plano Thanksgiving Food Drive
Mark your calendar for November 4, 2017 and check back soon for details about supporting Plano families during the holiday season at Plano’s Thanksgiving Food Drive.

We appreciate your passionate efforts in helping us raise awareness about childhood hunger by coming together as a community. If you're still looking for ways to donate healthy food, please visit ntfb.org/fooddrive to learn about hosting a drive. 

Give Your Time:

Plano Volunteer Day

In partnership with the Plano Mayor and City Council, the North Texas Food Bank is hosting Plano Volunteer Day on September 21, 2017! We invite anyone who lives, works, and plays in Plano to help Mayor LaRosiliere and NTFB pack bags and sort food at our Distribution Center in South Dallas. We welcome ages 10+ during two shifts: 9:00am – 11:30pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

Spots are limited so sign up for your shift today by visiting vhub.at/planoserves.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities, including some that may be in the Plano area through our mobile pantry and community garden programs, or join us at our Distribution Center in Southwest Dallas.  


Give Funds:

Don’t allow families to go hungry in Collin County. Help NTFB provide nutritious resources for those in need.

  • With $1, you can provide access to 3 nutritious meals for hungry North Texans.
  • Donate $100 and you could help make the difference for hundreds. Your impact provides 300 meals!
  • Give what you can – every dollar makes a difference.

DONATE TODAY

 

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