By Scott Harvey
With Christmas just around the corner, officials with the North Texas Food Bank are asking for your assistance toward those less fortunate.
Help is needed more than ever this year, as the Food Bank faces a budget shortfall of $156,000, or enough to fund the distribution of $780,000 this holiday season. Additionally, the Food Bank must still raise more than $1million and 2.6 million pounds of food in December alone to meet current budgetary goals and close the gap on hunger in our community.
The shortfall is blamed on the economy and increasing number of families and seniors turning to the Food Bank for help this year. You can donate funds online at www.ntfb.org. Every dollar donated provides five meals and 97 cents of every dollar goes to hunger relief programs.
The North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties in North Texas, including Hunt, Hopkins and Delta Counties.