Gifts That Give Back – Volunteering At North Texas Food Bank

Volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank is a great way to give back especially during the holidays.

Around this time of year many of us are thinking about gifts. The gifts we’re giving and the ones we will receive. I wanted to share some of my favorite gifts to give, the ones that give back. πŸ™‚Β Volunteering is an easy one we can all do, at any time of the year.

Last evening, I volunteered my time at the Fisher Cares & Shares #Nuts4Texas Volunteer night at the North Texas Food Bank.Β  During a simultaneous 5 city volunteer drive, Fisher Nuts donated $40K to Feeding Texas.

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At the Dallas location, within the space of 3.5 hours we were able to pack 5000 meals for kids. These meals were part of the “Food 4 Kids” program which provides meals for kids to take home on the weekends.

Most of us are fortunate to never even have to worry about what we will eat, but many people have to worry, especially during this time of year.

Volunteering a few hours of your time will make a big difference in someone else’s life. Of course, you don’t have to stop once the holidays are over. Volunteering is a gift definitely keeps on giving.

fisher-shares-cares-ntfb-dallasIf you have kids, it’s also a great way to get them involved in serving others.

The North Texas Food Bank has weekly volunteer shifts from Tuesday – Saturday. You can find out more information on their website www.ntfb.org.


Of course if you can’t volunteer your time, you can also make a donation to the food bank. $1 can provide food for 3 kids. The Food Bank also has Holiday Gift Guide of other items you can sponsor. Click HERE to view.Β 

If you’re not sure where the Food Bank is in your area, you can visit Feeding America for a national listing.

Volunteering at North Texas Food Bank

YOUR TURN: What are your favorite ways to give back?

Until next time
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  • RattlesandHeels

    I really need to volunteer my time more and this is on my list of goals for 2015. It’s so great that you took the time out to do this and I bet it made all the difference to your week. I’ll like to teach my children to give back and to think of others who aren’t as fortunate. We usually donate clothes at the end of every season that the kids outgrew as well as toys and products they no longer use.

  • Occasionally I volunteer at our local food bank and I agree it’s good to get kids involved too. Thank you for sharing, and reminding me that I need to go volunteer asap.

    • No problem Siobhan. It’s great that you get the kids involved as well πŸ™‚

  • I applaud your efforts and wish more of us were doing what you are doing! I give back by volutering in my community and donating clothes & other household items every year around this time to the Junior League of Charlotte

    • Thanks Sarah. Kudos to you for giving back as well.

  • Erin- Sixth Bloom

    this is awesome! Love love love

  • This is so awesome! I usually give back by making donations. I’m hoping that this year I can volunteer to feed the homeless.

    • Thanks Lou. That would be awesome. I’m planning to do that as well πŸ™‚

  • The local food banks could use our help now more than ever! So glad to see positive people influencing the community to promote giving back!

    • They certainly can. Thanks Sarah.

  • Susan Mahlburg

    Such a great way to give back. Our food back recently reminded donors that in addition to volunteer hours & nonperishables, they are always in need of paper goods and spices!

    • It is! Kudos to you for doing your part Susan.

  • MJ

    Oh I love this! Absolutely love. It is so sad to know that children and their families are starving right here in America. My family and I are collecting non perishable items and paper goods for a local food bank. Everyone has to bring the amount of items equivalent to # of persons per household. We are collecting everything on Thanksgiving day right before dinner is served. It is such a blessing to give back. Kudos to you Vee.

    • Thanks MJ. That;s so awesome. It’s great that you have the girls involved as well. πŸ™‚