20 February 2007

Food For Thought

A prominent North Texas help agency received some good news this week. The Crystal Charity Ball has named the North Texas Food Bank one of the beneficiaries of its 2007 fundraising campaign. Crystal Charity has raised money for Dallas county children’s charities since the 1950s, and this year’s efforts ($645,000 promised) will help the Food Bank fund its Food 4 Kids program, a.k.a. the backpack program.

The program provides kids from 60 Dallas-area schools with a pack filled with kid-friendly, nutritious snacks every Friday afternoon. The thought of going hungry over a weekend is horrifying, but real, and the food bank expects the gift to help expand its program from 300 children to 1,500.

Crystal Charity's track record ($72 million raised since its inception) leaves no doubt that they'll reach their 2007 goal. And hey, even if you can't purchase a table at the ball in December, you can still check out both organizations' websites for ways you can contribute or get involved.


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