The North Texas Food Bank is partnering with Dallas Theater Center this month to double the DTC production of “A Christmas Carol” as a food drive.
The production runs from November 25 to December 24 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, where canned goods will be collected in the lobby for the North Texas Food Bank. Monetary donations benefitting the NTFB will also be accepted by cast members at the end of each performance.
“We are grateful for the ongoing support and partnership of the Dallas Theater Center and its patrons in providing hope and nourishment to North Texans who don’t know where they will find their next healthy meal,” said Erica Yaeger, chief external affairs officer for the North Texas Food Bank. “Facing a 40-year high inflation rate, our neighbors in every zip code are facing increasingly difficult choices every day – deciding whether to purchase groceries or pay for other necessities such as gas, medicine or utilities. That’s a decision no one should have to make.”
Every dollar donated to cast members during this time will provide three meals during the holiday seasons, according to the NTFB. Dallas Theater Center has raised over $830,000 with this annual fundraiser since 2007.
“Each year “A Christmas Carol” adds magic to the holiday season with an important message about compassion and love, and the Dallas Theater Center is proud to support the North Texas Food Bank by reminding our patrons that the holidays can be the most stressful time of year for families struggling to make ends meet,” said Jeff Woodward, managing director of the Dallas Theater Center. “For 15 years, our audience members have generously donated and provided access to 2.5 million nutritious meals, and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with NTFB to be a small part in making a big difference in our community.”
Tickets to “A Christmas Carol” can be purchased online or by phone at 214-522-8499.