Around the Table 2019 Summer Newsletter 8-Page - Page 6

Every Meal Counts for Growing Children Planned Giving Continue Fighting Hunger Through an Estate or Legacy Gift Thank you for caring for our neighbors in need With a planned gift, you can help ensure that the Food Bank and our Partner Agencies are able to provide access to meals for those in need for years to come. Types of Planned Gifts • Wills and bequests • Life insurance gifts • Stock gifts and real estate If you’d like more information about planned giving, visit our website at or contact Erin Fincher at 214.269.8976 or “The North Texas Food Bank has always been the main focus of my charitable activities. From serving on the Board of Directors, to including NTFB in my will, I know how very effective this organization can be. From children to the elderly, the numbers of those hungry in our region continues to grow, and NTFB has instituted efficient programs and operations that have and will continue to feed millions of people.” — Barbara Buzzell, President of The Buzzell Company Page 6 Four-year-old Korilynn likes going to pre-kindergarten. She continues to learn, and receives breakfast every time she goes to school. Starting her day with a nourishing meal is so important for her growing body and mind. Thanks to friends like you, Rachel doesn’t have to worry about how she will feed her children this summer. Through her local food pantry, she’s able to feed her family a wide variety of fresh, healthy food. This summer, she’ll miss her teachers, her friends and being able to depend on a good meal. Korilynn’s family struggles to pay their bills and keep food on the table. Without your help, breakfast could become a luxury her family can’t afford while school is out. Across North Texas, children and families rely on the Food Bank’s network of more than 200 Partner Agencies such as soup kitchens and food pantries. And we rely on caring friends like you to ensure that we can keep providing them with nutritious food at no cost this summer. Korilynn’s mom, Rachel, is a single mother with two children. It’s hard enough to make ends meet during the school year. But when summer comes, she struggles to feed her family. That’s because when school’s out, Rachel must find a way to replace the free meals her children receive each week. And thanks to a $300,000 Matching Opportunity from the David M. Crowley Foundation and the Light of Dawn Foundation, your gift by July 31 will go twice as far! That means every $1 will provide six meals! It’s only through your support that we can continue to help children like Korilynn start their day off right . . . with a nourishing meal. To give online today, visit Not to mention, Korilynn has special dietary needs, and her 17-year-old brother is always hungry, as most growing boys are. “Without the food pantry, I don’t think we could make it through the whole month,” Rachel says. “I don’t know what we would do.” Sponsored by: Light of Dawn Foundation Isaiah 58: 7-11 Hungry Children Depend on You This Summer Did you know that in North Texas, one in four children may not know where they will get their next meal? These hungry children will be at an even greater risk when the school bells ring for the last time this month. School-age children can count on a healthy breakfast and lunch every day during the week at school. But during the summer, these children need our help. Even one child in our community who might go without food is too many! Your continued giving today can help the North Texas Food Bank prepare for the increased risk of children missing meals throughout the summer. Through your generous support, we will be able to ensure that we have healthy food ready when school lets out. Thank you for acting with compassion for our youngest neighbors in need. You make sure children like Korilynn won’t go hungry. Page 7