The state of food insecurity in America today:
Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, food insecurity in America was at the lowest rate it had been in 20 years, and yet 35.2 million people including 10.7 million children still did not know where their next meal would come from.
Research from Feeding America shows that the COVID-19 has reversed any progress made over the past decade as millions of people were displaced from their jobs. These newly hungry neighbors now stand alongside those who were already facing food insecurity before the pandemic began.
Recent studies suggest that more than 42 million people across America, including 13 million children may now be facing food insecurity in 2021.
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), as part of Feeding America’s network, is dedicated to closing this hunger gap by providing nutritious food to hungry children, families, and seniors in North Texas.
Within its 13 County service area, NTFB is partnered with over 200 Agencies like food pantries and homeless shelters. Through this network, NTFB is providing access to nutritious food for more than 800,000 people who are food insecure, up from 676,000 before COVID-19. This elevated need is projected to last for the foreseeable future.
Our hungry neighbors need our help.
When unified, the Chinese American Community can have a real impact on hungry families in our neighborhood.
Please give now, anything you can. As you know, NTFB can stretch a dollar into 3 nutritious meals.
About: Nihao – Food Bank Initiative
'Nihao: Food Bank Initiative' is a Chinese American, volunteer-driven grassroots movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about hunger in North Texas, improve community engagement among the Chinese-American diaspora, and direct resources/contributions toward NTFB to fight hunger.
Led by co-chairs and a steering committee comprised of passionate supporters and volunteers, our movement operates in a non-political, non-religious, robust ecosystem that puts the cause ahead of individual egos.