North Texas Food Bank to partner with GDHCC to fight hunger

courtesy North Texas Food Bank
North Texas Food Bank and GDHCC are focusing on increasing volunteer hours and donated food for Hispanic Heritage Month.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the North Texas Food Bank is partnering with the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC) for their Unidos 4 Hope campaign to fight against hunger.

“North Texas’ Hispanic business community is an important ally in the fight against hunger,” said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “As North Texas’ most trusted voice for the Hispanic business community, we’re honored to have the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber’s support in raising awareness of this vital issue and campaign.”

Hunger remains an ongoing problem in North Texas, and the Hispanic population is disproportionately impacted, according to a press release. In fact, approximately 38% of North Texas Food Bank’s neighbors are from Hispanic/Latino communities – a 14% food insecurity rate or 1 in 7 Hispanic persons.

“The Unidos 4 Hope campaign is a celebration of Hispanic heritage, channeling the collective power of North Texas businesses and individuals to address food insecurity,” said Diana Flores, board member for the North Texas Food Bank, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and founding member of Sin Hambre. “We invite everyone to join us in this heartfelt initiative and, together, transform compassion into action. ¡Si se puede!”

The campaign is led by North Texas Food Bank’s affinity group, Sin Hambre. The group aims to register 300 volunteer hours at the food distribution warehouse, collect 1,000 pounds of food and raise $50,000 – equivalent to 150,000 meals.To increase the volunteer numbers, the GDHCC is encouraging all organizations to sign up online to volunteer, including Latino-owned businesses and Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

“At the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we are excited to collaborate with the North Texas Food Bank for their first-ever Unidos 4 Hope campaign,” said Rick Ortiz, president and CEO of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Through our united efforts, the influential economic force and unwavering zeal of the Hispanic business community can create a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals and families. This collaboration aims to not only provide nourishment for their bodies but also foster their aspirations, igniting hope and dreams.”

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