January 14, 2012 — Parker University students, faculty, and staff participated in its 16th annual canned food drive in conjunction with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Parker quickly overflowed boxes resulting in 14,000 pounds of donated food.
A longstanding tradition for Parker, the food drive has contributed nearly 65,000 pounds of food for those in need during the past seven years.
Serving our community is a part of who we are as an institution,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker University. “It’s really important to the students, faculty, and staff. They’re dedicated to supporting and lending helping hands to those in the community that need it.”
NTFB is a nonprofit center for food distribution that seeks to eliminate hunger by distributing food and grocery products through a network of nonprofit organizations while providing education and increasing awareness on issues of hunger.
The food bank procures donated surplus food and transfers it in usable quantities through nine programs to more than 400 member agencies in 13 North Texas counties, including kids cafes, after-school programs, food pantries, emergency shelters, residential treatment programs, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, low-income daycare centers, and other social service centers.
To find more information on North Texas Food Bank or where to make a donation, go to ntxfoodbank.org.
Source: Parker University, parker.edu