COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT :
Northern Distribution Center
In addition to the current Distribution Center in South Dallas , a new Northern Distribution Center is planned for Collin County , near the intersection of the President George Bush Turnpike and Coit Road . This location will significantly reduce distribution costs , greatly improve public visibility for the NTFB and provide an opportunity to grow relationships with donors , volunteers and other supporters who live and work in one of the fastest-growing regions in our nation .
Set on 13 acres , the approximately 200,000-square-foot facility will house 60,000 square feet of dry warehouse space , 70,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space , 12,000 square feet of office space , seven refrigerated docks , 11 dry docks and a 28,000-square-foot volunteer center with the capacity to accommodate up to 400 volunteers per day . It will also include a Community Garden that will serve as a real-life farm and nutrition education classroom for volunteers and visitors to the Northern Distribution Center .
“ It is with great pleasure that our family collectively supports the Stop Hunger Build Hope capital campaign . Through this gift , we recognize and honor our grandmother Lula Mae Perot and our Aunt Bette
Perot while encouraging subsequent generations of our family to make sure our neighbors are fed with love , hope and compassion .”
- KATHERINE PEROT REEVES , Capital Campaign Lead Donor and Committee Member , NTFB Board Member
PEROT FAMILY HISTORY During the depression , Lula Mae and Gabriel Perot provided food to hungry travelers who came through their town of Texarkana , TX on trains . The “ X ” that was written in chalk on their curb began to signify that theirs was a home that would share food with hungry people . When their son , Ross , offered to wash off the marking on the curb , Lula Mae replied , “ Absolutely not . These folks are just like us , only down on their luck .” Lula Mae instilled a legacy of service to others in her children , Ross and Bette , which is being carried on today by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren . The North Texas Food Bank is grateful for the Perot Family ’ s multigenerational commitment to its mission and pleased to recognize their overwhelming investment at the “ Perot Family Campus ” at the Northern Distribution Center in Plano .