The North Texas Mobile Food Bank is set to park its trailer at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ’s, 3535 Lamar Ave. from 9 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 21.
Paris’ Downtown Food Pantry has partnered with North Texas Food Bank since 2010, and according to Executive Director Allan Hubbard, most of the food distributed is sourced from the NTFB.
“They have a commitment to our county as one of the 13 counties they serve,” he said. “It’s terrific to see them going the extra mile to come in person with additional food for people in need. There should be no one in Lamar County going hungry right now thanks to our agency and the NTFB making groceries available for free.”
According to the North Texas Food Bank’s website, one in five people in North Texas is unaware of where their next meal will come from.
Though there is no need to register for the North Texas Mobile Food Bank pick up, as it’s a first come first serve, participants are required to have a vehicle to pick up. They are also required to give their name, family size and meet income requirements to receive the two boxes – one filled with pantry items and the other, fresh fruits and vegetables.
The process of declaring family size, income, etc. is a self-declaration and proof is not necessary.
“Every dollar helps provide three nutritious meals for hungry children, seniors and families in our community.” – North Texas Food Bank
– About the North Texas Food Bank from its website –
Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization that distributes donated and purchased foods through a network of more than 200 Partner Agencies in 13 counties.
This network included 13 counties: Dallas, Denton, Collin, Fannin, Rockwall, Hunt, Grayson, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro, Lamar, Delta, and Hopkins. In the first year, 400,000 pounds of food was distributed.
In 1983, members of NTFB’s organizing committee joined members of the Texas Legislature to help pass the Good Faith Donor Act, which protected donors from liability of donations or donated products.