"Only those closest to us know why we are on SNAP. They know my husband is a hard worker who was laid off after 17 years in a management position with his former company. They know we were moved from our home to a new state only to be left homeless since the house we had came with the job he lost. Only those closest to us know my husband works part time while looking tirelessly for more; that he has submitted more applications than he has received interviews for. Too many jobs are only offering part time work anymore. It is not easy for a 40-something year old to find a job that will support his family of five kids," says Andrea Garner. Hunger can often feel lonely. We're glad there was a special women in the grocery line who made sure this family wasn't alone. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrea-gardner/to-the-woman-behind-me-in_b_5082769.html Link
Congrats to Cheryl Jackson of Minnie's Food Pantry for getting the surprise of a lifetime thanks to Good Morning America, Rihanna, Jim Parsons, and Steve Martin because of the great work she does to feed those in need in Collin County! We are so proud to have Minnie's Food Pantry as a NTFB Partner Agency and to have Cheryl as a partner in the fight against hunger!! http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/rhianna-jim-parsons-steve-martin-deliver-big-surprise-29611972 Link
Wow! Thanks to Mrs Baird's for donating 20,000 loaves of freshly-baked bread to hungry North Texans! We got our first delivery yesterday (just in time for the holidays) at "Our Community Pantry" and the clients were thrilled!