Around the Table 2019 Summer Newsletter 8-Page - Page 2

Board of Directors Executive Committee Trisha Cunningham President & CEO Feeding Hungry Children This Summer While many children look forward to summer vacation because of a break from school, for some children here in North Texas, summer days mean something else — hunger. Children in struggling families depend on the healthy breakfast and lunch provided daily during the week at school. Without it, many are at serious risk of going without food. In North Texas, one in four children may not know where they will get their next meal. These 300,000 hungry children need our help, especially during the summer months. That’s why I’m so grateful for your support of the North Texas Food Bank. Inside this newsletter, you’ll meet Sally*, a mother of four who found the Food Bank after losing her job; Ralph, a single parent trying to make ends meet; and other families like theirs. Thanks to friends like you, they won’t have to endure a long summer of hunger. You can have twice the impact when you give by July 31. That’s because our generous friends at the David M. Crowley Foundation and the Light of Dawn Foundation have offered a $300,000 Matching Opportunity. That means every $1 will provide six meals! Your compassionate support ensures that children and families in our community receive the healthy food they need during the summer months. Thank you for building a better future for North Texas, starting with our children. Gratefully, Page 2 Trisha Cunningham President & CEO Anurag Jain, Access Healthcare (Chair) Michael Brookshire, Bain & Company Julia Buthman, Prudential Capital Group Tyler Cooper, Cooper Aerobics Bill Hogg, Community Volunteer Cheryl Hughes,  Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Priya Sarjoo, Grant Thornton, LLP Members at Large John A. Beckert, Highlander Partners Stephen Chase, KPMG, LLP Bobby Chestnut,  Bank of America Merrill Lynch John A. Cuellar, La Estrella De Cuellar, Inc. Emily Fuquay*, Junior League of Dallas Jerri Garison, Baylor Scott & White Health Nancy Gopez, Brinker International Calvin Hilton, Alliance Data Sonya Hostetler, Walmart Stores, Inc. Kevin Jones, MV Transportation James D. Jordan,  Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. Ginny Kissling, Ryan, LLC Retta Miller, Jackson Walker, LLP Mary Martha Pickens*, Crystal Charity Ball Katherine Perot Reeves, C  ommunity Volunteer Andrew Rosen, Kainos Capital, LP Adam Saphier, Trammell Crow Co. Todd Yoder, Fluor Corporation Dana Zurcher, Kroger *Ex-officio members General Counsel Andy Zollinger, DLA Piper LLP (US) President & CEO Trisha Cunningham Life Board Members John A. Beckert, Highlander Partners Jerry Ellis, Community Volunteer Bette Perot, Perot Foundation Teresa Phillips, TPHD, LLC Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts Founders Jo Curtis Ambassador Kathryn Hall Lorraine Griffin Kircher Liz Minyard Address and Phone Number for all members: 3677 Mapleshade Lane Plano, TX 75075 214.989.6678 Just in Time . . . Your support helps a struggling family survive after losing a job and their home After losing her job, Sally* and her husband worked hard to stretch their income. But with four children, they struggled just to survive. Then, the unthinkable happened. “We lost our house,” she explains. “We were told to move out. We had no backup plan. We were technically homeless.” Luckily, the family found a place to rent, but living as a single-income family, they simply could not afford nutritious food. With a very small budget for groceries, it was hard for Sally to find inexpensive, healthy food for her growing children. During the summer months, it becomes even harder. Two of Sally’s children receive free breakfast and lunch at school. But in the summer, they simply don’t have enough food for everyone. Thankfully, Sally found one of the North Texas Food Bank’s Partner Agencies just in time. “The pantry has been here for us,” she says. “They have healthy food options, like fresh vegetables. It has helped us make ends meet.” In North Texas, many families like Sally’s cannot afford the healthy food they need to survive during the summer months. Assistance from the Food Bank is absolutely critical to families like Sally’s. “Thank you for helping us to survive,” she says. “And thank you for providing us with our dignity.” Please continue to give generously to the Food Bank to ensure that the shelves at our Partner Agencies will be stocked with healthy food for Sally’s family and many more neighbors in need. *Name/photo changed to protect privacy. Your support of the North Texas Food Bank provides struggling families like Sally’s with the healthy food they need to survive, especially during the critical summer months. Page 3