FY18 Annual Report NTFB Annual Report 2018 - Page 8

Less than a year after unveiling the Stop Hunger Build Hope Capital Campaign, we achieved our goal in raising $55 million to help close the hunger gap in North Texas. Thank you to campaign co-chairs, Pam and John Beckert, for their leadership throughout every step of this campaign, and thank you to the more than 500 generous donors who gave their support. Together we helped strengthen our local food assistance infrastructure, including our new, state-of-the-art distribution center, the Perot Family Campus. The Stop Hunger Build Hope campaign was created to fuel future growth for the Food Bank and our feeding network. Funds from the campaign have already been put in place to upgrade infrastructure at local partnering food pantries — specifically targeting underserved communities. This critical work also includes development of technology solutions to better understand the health needs of the neighbors we serve. Such enhancements further strengthen our support base to meet the growing need for food assistance in our community. With a multi-generational commitment to hunger relief, the Perot family’s generous campaign support was instrumental in successfully concluding this campaign. The Perot Family Campus is named in honor of Lulu May and Bette Perot for their collective work to not only help feed hungry neighbors in North Texas, but impart a spirit of philanthropy that continues to thrive today. Together – through the Stop Hunger Build Hope campaign – we made history as the largest capital campaign for a social service agency in North Texas. Thank you for your commitment to feeding our hungry neighbors. Together we will stop hunger. The Stop Hunger Build Hope campaign funds various means of strengthening the local food assistance infrastructure, including building the new Perot Family Campus. Campaign co-chairs, Pam and John Beckert Annual Report FY 2018 North Texas Food Bank 8