The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) has launched a mobile groceries distribution event in Dallas that drew in more than a thousand participants in cars. CBS DFW published an article on the event on November 15th. In it they say:
“ Thousands of families lined up in Dallas on Saturday for a giveaway hosted by the North Texas Food Bank, and the organization called it its largest ever.
Organizers said the NTFB gave away over 7,000 turkeys and around 600,000 pounds of food in Fair Park to those families in need as the holidays approach and the COVID-19 pandemic continues.Saturday’s event was also the the NTFB’s fifth food giveaway in Fair Park since the pandemic began in March.”
CNN has also written about this topic on November 16th in an article published online. In it they say:
“Photos provided by NTFB show thousands of cars lined up for NTFB’s Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry at Fair Park. Kurian said the need for food “has certainly increased” with the pandemic, with Texas last week becoming the first US state to report 1 million cases of coronavirus.”
Many thanks to the NTFB for this wonderful and humane project. Here’s hoping that those affected by the effects of the pandemic bounce back soon.