The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) announces Lisa and Marvin Singleton as chairs of the 6thAnnual HARVEST.
The annual fundraiser benefiting the North Texas Food Bank will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 7 – 10 p.m., at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s A Tasteful Place gardens and pavilion. Attendees will raise much-needed funds to help provide the 92 million meals that are needed annually to fill the need for food assistance in North Texas – all while enjoying delicious food donated and prepared by some of Dallas’ top chefs and restaurants. DJ Lucy Wrubel will return for another year to entertain and delight the crowd with her signature sounds.
Sponsors at the Silver level and up will enjoy early entry to begin sampling the more than 20 chef stations, in addition to access to a VIP area featuring specialty cocktails, exclusive chef stations and more.
“We are thrilled to have Lisa and Marvin Singleton serving as chairs for the sixth annual Harvest,”said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “This event is critical to our efforts to raise awareness and funds in support of our mission to provide healthy food for hungry North Texans – especially children and seniors. To date Harvest has helped us raise more than $1 million, providing more than 3 million meals for our neighbors in need. With Lisa and Marvin at the helm and the enchanting backdrop of the Arboretum, I know we will move the needle even further for those that are counting on us.”
“It’s a staggering statistic that 1 out of every 4 children in our community lives in a food insecure household,” said Lisa Singleton. “While the NTFB meets food assistance needs across many audiences, this vulnerable population is served through three signature NTFB programs that help identify those in need and provide access to the meals necessary to help them succeed and thrive. Together, these three programs – Food 4 Kids, Kids Café and the School Pantry – serve over 550,000 chronically hungry children annually and distribute another 500,000 pounds of food through school pantries. Marvin and I believe no child should go hungry, and it is our goal to raise more than $300,000 through Harvest this year to help NTFB in their mission of closing the hunger gap.”
Harvest sponsorships begin at $500 and individuals tickets are $200 each and are available now, https://www.501auctions.com/ntfb. Or for more information, contact Sarah Elias,214.431.4683 or Sarah.Elias@ntfb.org.
ABOUT THE NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK (NTFB)
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization, serving 13 counties. The Food Bank’s administrative headquarters is located in the Dallas Farmers Market, and its new distribution and volunteer center – the Perot Family Campus – opened in Collin County in September 2018. Each day, NTFB provides access to more than 190,000 meals for hungry children, seniors, and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and more than 200 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2018, NTFB provided access to 72 million nutritious meals. While the NTFB is making steady progress toward closing the hunger gap, much work remains to be done to reach the organization's 10- year goal of providing 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. To donate, volunteer or advocate, visit www.ntfb.org