With 1 in 4 children in North Texas living with food insecurity, childhood hunger touches every corner of our community.  However, hunger doesn’t always present itself in an obvious way — it’s often the child who brings a lunch box to school with nothing inside, or the child who eats grass during recess because it reminds her of salad.

In response to the critical need to provide food for hungry North Texas children, the 2017-2018 Letter Writing Campaign has an ambitious goal to raise $500,000 in support of all the ways the North Texas Food Bank feeds children. Through the Food 4 Kids backpack program, School Pantry, Brighter Bites (fresh produce initiative) and the Main Program, a gift to the Letter Writing Campaign will impact more children than ever before. 

Please consider making a difference in the lives of chronically hungry students — $1 provides 3 nutritious meals.

Will you join us in the fight against childhood hunger? 

  • Children's Champion provides 75,000 meals with a gift of $25,000 
  • Super Backpacker provides 30,000 meals with a gift of $10,000 
  • Hunger Hero provides 15,000 meals with a gift of $5,000
  • Full Plate Partner provides 3,000 meals with a gift of $1,000
  • Full Tummy Friend provides 1,050 meals with a gift of $350

About the Letter Writing Campaign

Letter Writing Campaign is now in its 12th year! It is a peer-to-peer fundraising effort that benefits all of the North Texas Food Bank’s child feeding programs: Food 4 Kids, School Pantry, Fresh Produce (Brighter Bites), and the Main Program.

The Letter Writing Campaign was launched in 2006 by Pam Beckert, Diane Buchanan and Patsy Fagadau. These founding women recruited their families, friends, and colleagues to join them in feeding hungry children by opening up their address books and writing letters asking others to give. The Campaign continues to grow each year following the original model as Co-chairs recruit a team of Advocates who all contribute new contacts to the mailing list. Since its start, the Letter Writing Campaign has raised more than $4 million and provided over 12 million meals for hungry North Texas children. 

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Help us spread the word about the Letter Writing Campaign's goal of providing 1.5 million meals for hungry North Texas children by sharing this page to our social networks. Then follow NTFB on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

For all questions, including how to donate stock or receive a pledge form, please contact Meredith Jones, Individual Giving Manager, at meredithj@ntfb.org or 214-572-4107.


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