Every year, the first Friday of September commemorates National Food Bank Day. This forthcoming event will take place on September 1, with its mission of addressing the critical issue of hunger in our global community—a plight that should never plague any life. To combat this problem, countless volunteers and social workers have joined forces to establish food banks dedicated to providing necessary sustenance to those in need. Moreover, these organizations also equip individuals with the resources to achieve self-sufficiency and autonomy one day. On this special day, let us honor the tireless efforts of these heroic groups that strive daily to end world hunger.
On National Food Bank Day, you can join the fight against hunger and tackle food insecurity. Begin by donating money, time, or food to your local food bank—every bit of assistance is deeply valued. Alternatively, make a difference on a larger scale by launching a community food drive with the help of organized volunteers. Finally, share your journey and increase advocacy by utilizing the hashtag #NationalFoodBankDay when posting to social media. Join this collective mission today and help nourish communities in need.
Try donating or volunteering at some of these local Dallas food banks:
Tarrant County Food Bank
2600 Cullen St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Over the past 38 years, Tarrant Area Food Bank has become the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in Tarrant and 12 surrounding counties, serving more than 1,000,000 weekly meals. We firmly believe that access to healthy food should not be a privilege but a fundamental human right. Hence, we endeavor to provide sustenance to members of our community ranging from low-wage workers and their families to senior citizens living on fixed incomes, victims of family violence, survivors of disasters, those battling chronic illness and disability, the homeless, the under-employed, as well as the temporarily and long-term unemployed. To underscore the importance of our mission, over one-third of all individuals receiving aid through our organization and its network are children. tafb.org
North Texas Food Bank
3677 Mapleshade Ln
Plano, TX 75075
Join the fight against hunger in North Texas! Last year, the North Texas Food Bank, based in Plano, provided 136.9 million meals to individuals and families across 13 counties. Shop at the NTFB E-Store and make a difference! Every purchase contributes directly to hunger relief programs in our community. You can also give back by donating funds, canned goods, or volunteering your time. Or show your support for a Hunger-Free North Texas by attending events and advocating for change. Together, we have the power to end hunger in our region. Take action now and become part of this meaningful movement! ntfb.org
Pleasant Grove Food Pantry
1331 Baywood Street
Dallas, TX – 75217
At the Pleasant Grove Food Pantry, we are fervently committed to harnessing the power of collective action to build a hunger-free community. Established in 2010 by a passionate coalition of volunteers, our mission drives us toward our ultimate goal—providing food and necessities to our needy neighbors. By partnering with the North Texas Food Bank, we enjoy access to cutting-edge resources that have seen NTFB consistently ranked as one of America’s top 10 food banks. With their expertise, we can turn every dollar donated into three nutritious meals for those who require aid. We remain an entirely volunteer-run agency, refusing to divert funds from those who need them most. Join us in this fight against hunger by donating, volunteering, or organizing a food drive today—together, we can make a huge difference with just a small effort. pleasantgrovefoodpantry.org
The Wilkinson Center Food Pantry
3402 N. Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX – 75228
At Wilkinson Center, we maintain a Client-Choice model to provide food assistance to families. This allows them to select a supply of items—including fresh produce, dry goods, proteins, and perishable products—based on their household size. New families will be required to do an initial intake and update their eligibility every six months, with the option of visiting our pantry once a month. At Wilkinson Center, our commitment to offering food and emergency services has been unwavering since our inception at Munger Place United Methodist Church. Please support this cause by donating food and personal hygiene items to our pantry. Every contribution helps us continue providing the essentials to those in need. Together, we can make a difference!
Celebrating National Food Bank Day in Dallas is a great opportunity to give back to our community and support those in need. Donations of food, money, or time can make a real difference in the lives of those struggling with hunger. We hope you’ll join us in contributing so that everyone in Dallas can access nutritious food and essential resources. Together, we can help end hunger and create a more equitable future for our city and beyond.