One of the critical needs in our community is food. Children who get free lunch at school often go without over the weekend. Our recent Community Needs Assessment indicates as many as 21,000 economically disadvantaged school age children in our area. Several of our local non-profit organizations found help for their clients by utilizing resources at the North Texas Food Bank. However, the travel to the North Texas Food Bank warehouse is time consuming and expensive for Denton County-based non-profit staff and volunteers.
Early in the design of Serve Denton, United Way of Denton County was eager to support a long-term partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. This partnership is resulting in a North Texas Food Bank regional distribution center on the Serve Denton campus in Denton that will serve all of Denton County. On April 12th at 3pm, this strategic partnership will be publicly formalized at a press conference recognizing this significant milestone in the formation of Serve Denton.
On behalf of the board of directors for United Way of Denton County, we welcome the North Texas Food Bank to our community and thank you for LIVING UNITED by meeting a critical need and improving lives in Denton County.