The North Texas Food Bank recognized several organizations earlier this year at their Partner Agency Summit. Fourteen of the more than 500 feeding partners and organizations that assist NTFB in their mission of feeding those facing hunger were awarded.
Several of these honorees are Plano-based institutions.
Local Good Center won Impact Partner of the Year. The organization has many programs aimed to create lasting good in the community, including job readiness, wellness, education and advocacy. According to a press release, the organization also distributed 143,000 pounds of food last year through their market. The Local Good Center is located at 2201 K Ave.
The Storehouse of Collin County won the Hope for Tomorrow Award. The storehouse collaborates with NTFB to collect and share learnings that help shape network strategies for Hope for Tomorrow, equitable access and the efforts to increase access to culturally familiar foods. The organization’s goal is to help feed, clothe and care for neighbors in our community. The Storehouse of Collin County is located at 1401 Mira Vista Boulevard.
Other winners include Christian Community Action for Transformational Partner of the Year, Lawrence & Marder Church of Christ for Progressive Partner of the Year, Network of Community Ministries for Hunger Hero Retail Agency of the Year and Lake Area Shared Ministries for Commodity Supplemental Food Program Agency of the Year.