For Immediate Release
DALLAS – Working together, more than 70 students and employees from Brookhaven College packaged 33,476 meals for distribution through the North Texas Food Bank during a March 4 day of service. Groups assembled weekend backpacks of food for the NTFB’s Food 4 Kids Program, some packed sets of toiletries and other boxed food for distribution to area agencies that feed families. The college community came together for an all-college service project to support the food bank with a food and donation drive as well as the volunteer day onsite at the NTFB.
The college’s week-long food and donation drive raised more than $1,400 in donations and 800 pounds of food were delivered for the Food 4 Kids program. The food bank is able to purchase $11 worth of food for each dollar donated, so the college’s generosity made an impact of more than $15,000.
Just weeks ago a new study from America’s Second Harvest showed that the number of people seeking assistance increased in Texas by 32 percent since 2001. The college food and donation drive raised more than $1,400 and delivered 800 pounds of food.
The North Texas Food Bank distributes food through the Carrollton Friendship House, Metrocrest Social Services and Mosaic in Carrollton.
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