The North Texas Food Bank is just months away from opening a new volunteer and distribution center, the Perot Family Campus, in Plano. To raise awareness about the move and build excitement around the Food Bank's new home, the City of Plano and Plano City Council hosted a special event- Hello Collin County- sponsored by Granite Properties.
This event gave attendees the opportunity to learn about the Food Bank's feeding network- comprised of more than 200 Partner Agencies- with several Collin County agencies available onsite to answer questions and detail volunteer opportunities.
In addition to connecting with Food Bank Partner Agencies, attendees were able to hear the powerful story of Sean Brigida, a current student at Collin College and a client of the Food Bank's Mobile Pantry Program. After learning that Sean was struggling with chronic hunger, his professor, Dr. Peggy Brown, brought him food. This act of kindness, coupled with Sean's passion to pay it forward led the two to bring the Food Bank's Mobile Pantry Program to campus, launching earlier this year.
The Food Bank team is grateful to Sean for his candor and willingness to share his story. It is clear that the efforts of the Food Bank and the many agencies on the front lines of hunger make an impact for the more than 800,00 people that struggle with food insecurity across North Texas.
To learn more about the Food Bank's move to Plano, visit ntfb.org.
To see photos from today's event, visit our Flickr page.