Around the Table 2019 Fall Newsletter - Page 6

Planned Giving Leave a Lasting Legacy and Fight Hunger The creation of a planned gift is a personal choice, and it is important that you create the plan that works best for you. You can help ensure that future generations grow up healthy, not hungry, by making a planned gift to the North Texas Food Bank. This helps us to secure and distribute food to those in need, for years to come. Types of Planned Gifts • Wills • Life insurance gifts • Stock gifts and real estate If you have already named us in your will, please let us know. For questions or thoughts on what you envision your legacy could be, contact Erin Fincher at 214.269.8976 or SEPTEMBER 1–30, 2019 Now in its 6th year, the Spread the Hope Collin County Peanut Butter Drive will take place during the entire month of September. Companies, organizations, schools and individuals can easily get involved by registering a drive, begin spreading the word, start collecting peanut butter donations and coordinating a pickup or drop-off upon completion. Through organizing a peanut butter drive of your own, you are directly helping to end hunger right here in our community. The peanut butter that is collected will end up in our hungry neighbors’ pantries and will provide more than a meal; it will provide hope. Last year, more than 77,000 pounds of peanut butter were collected thanks to our partnership with the City of Plano and everyone who participated. We are excited to announce this year’s goal is 100,000 pounds, and with the support of our community, we know we can surpass it. Mayor LaRosiliere, City of Plano says, “This is the time of year where our community comes together to spread hope with their generosity and care. We look forward to everyone in Collin County donating peanut butter to their fellow neighbor.” Visit one of the public drop-off sites listed below: • North Texas Food Bank’s Perot Family Campus: 3677 Mapleshade Lane Plano, TX 75075 • The Shops at Willow Bend (Lower-Level Court): 6121 W. Park Blvd Plano, TX 75093 • Plano Municipal Center: 1520 K Avenue Plano, TX 75074 • Carpenter Park Recreation Center: 6701 Coit Road Plano, TX 75024 • Haggard Library: 2501 Coit Road Plano, TX 75075 For more information and to get involved, visit Page 6 Because of your support, children like Nevaeh will have the food they need to thrive this school year. Feeding Hope You help nourish young minds and bodies during the summer and school year Whether in the summer or during the school year, hundreds of thousands of North Texas parents worry how they’ll feed their children. Without access to the free and reduced-price meals they can depend on throughout the school year, summer can be a scramble for survival. And even once school starts, the provided meals can only go so far. We’re so thankful for your support. You made it possible to provide breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack every day during the summer for the children who attend Voice of Hope Ministries, one of our summer feeding program sites. And now that school is about to start, your support will continue to feed children through our programs. The kids love it and are so grateful. Children like 9-year-old Armonte, who says “it feels like I have emptiness inside my stomach” when he’s hungry. Fortunately, Armonte and his 5-year-old brother haven’t had to worry about that since they’ve been coming to Voice of Hope. Ashia is a second grader who loves reading and writing, and she can’t get enough of the healthy foods she receives like strawberries and bananas. “I like that we sometimes make our own snacks and it’s called Kids in the Kitchen,” Ashia says. “I’m thankful for coming to Voice of Hope,” says Nevaeh, 8. She loves fruits such as green apples and oranges, and she and her older sister have been attending for one year. Daniela, 10, is grateful for Voice of Hope all year, but especially now that school will soon be back in session. “Thank you because the food helps me focus,” she says. We’re so grateful for your support of our feeding programs during the summertime and throughout the school year. No child should have to be hungry, and thanks to your support of the North Texas Food Bank, they won’t be. Page 7